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'This is the real me.'

DEFINITION: n. A self-image disorder characterized by an inability look at, share, or even recognize pictures of yourself, unless they have been photoshopped to perfection. v. To fall in love with a photoshopped image yourself.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NARSE - uh - skiz - uhm

Sentence: Salome was a very beautiful young woman who knew she was beautiful yet had a bad case of narcisschism wherein she found only faults and defects in pictures of herself as well as with her reflection in a mirror.

Etymology: Blend of 'narcissism' (A regarding of oneself with undue favor) and 'schism' (Disunion; discord)


Sounds the goods to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:32:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-ab-hor-trit

Sentence: Because she suffered from selfabhortrait and wanted everything pixelperfect, Julie didn't get her wedding album back from being photoshopped until five years after her divorce.

Etymology: self-portrait, abhor


petaj Not as deadly as a similar sounding condition ending in ion. - petaj, 2007-06-05: 08:30:00

like south american self abhortration? that's extra deadly because bad stuff always comes from the jungle. ironically, all the best cures could probably be found in the jungle. - jadenguy, 2007-06-05: 09:21:00

(jungle love, it's driving me mad, it's making me crazy...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-05: 13:59:00

Jungle love! O-E-O-E-O! - Clayton, 2007-06-05: 17:58:00


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Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: s-eh-l-f-l-aw-f-o-bee-uh

Sentence: Alex screamed and curled up into a ball as he was unable to even look at the mirror due to his selflawphobia

Etymology: self+flaw+phobia

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Created by: rookiebot





You get more points automatically if you fill out the pronunciation, sentence, and etymology. Besides, people are more likely to vote for your word if it's got some backing creativity. - ErWenn, 2007-06-06: 01:01:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dop pel dij it eyze

Sentence: Dorothy liked to communicate with many on-line friends. She felt much safer and sexier by having her real photo go through a doppeldigitze process, so that she looked younger, fairer, thinner and more attractive and possibly even a richer persona. Of course, at this rate, she could never risk meeting these friends in person, lest they see they had been fooled. What she failed to understand was that they also doppeldigitized themselves, so that she could never recognize them from their photo-shopped images. Sadly, these were the most honest and real friends she had ever cultivated.

Etymology: Doppel (German for Double; a Doppelganger is someone's exact double, thought by many to be seen on a different parallel as an exact double or even an evil twin) & Digitize (put into digital form, as for use in a computer;to change into computer format)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pix/os/is

Sentence: Her psychiatrist's treatment of pixosis was to get her, over time, to use older and older versions of Photoshop until she weaned herself of the program.

Etymology: pixel + osis (disorder, or abnormal state)

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pihk-suhl-PUR-fehkt

Sentence: Alex wanted to get novelty photos taken with his girlfriend, but she refused, as an ice-cream cone costume could by no means render her as pixelperfect.

Etymology: pixel + picture-perfect

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: närsəsistər

Sentence: There are two Tiffanys, the one who wears sweats, little make-up and rarely does more than pull her hair back into a ponytail and the super model who must agonize over every detail of her appearance. She refers to the latter as her narcissister.

Etymology: narcissism (excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance) + sister (a woman or girl in relation to other daughters and sons of her parents)

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: jay-pee-go

Sentence: my jpego was so out of control that i had all reflective surfaces removed from my house

Etymology: jpeg, ego


brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-05: 07:56:00

ooh - is that like impetjpego - I hear it's very contagious - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-05: 09:39:00


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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ehr-brush-izum

Sentence: Samantha's severe airbrushism was diagnosed after her friends noticed that all the mirrors in her apartment were covered with photoshopped images of her.

Etymology: airbrush (to remove detail as if by an airbrush) + ism (suffix)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-06-05: 02:55:00
Excellent definition. I think that the one-word restriction should be eliminated in special cases, such as when the definition is for a medical disorder.

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 05:08:00
That might work well for special theme weeks. Disease Week is an ideal candidate. Maybe there could be special challenges some times too, like having to write a limerick instead of just a sentence, or haiku.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:54:00
Hey ErWenn and Petaj, Thanks for the creative ideas! And yes, I think it would be fun to change-up the rules. ErWenn, if you want to change your word into two-word verboticism, you can. Go to the edit/comment page for your word. You will see a link, in small gray type at the bottom of the page, which says "Oops, I want to change the spelling..." Click on this link, and then change your one-word answer into two words and submit. You will get a javascript alert, but the word will be saved. (This works in firefox...)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:57:00
Hey Petaj, We are doing a theme-week on "office politics" next week! Can you think of any special challenges? ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 08:24:00
Well, how about using the word in a sentence from the minutes of a meeting, or in the style of a policy or procedure document.

jadenguy - 2007-06-05: 12:25:00
Or make everybody put a cover letter on their TPS reports before submitting them.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-05: 14:30:00
Make everyone sit through a performance review of their word.

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-05: 21:34:00
How about filing long range plans, having the boss to dinner(you're invited Mr. Verbotomy next weekend)and paying into the coffee and gift fund?!?!?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-01: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009. ~ James