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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: Nosila

Pronunciation: mugz a fo beea

Sentence: COP:"Name?" FRED:"Prints Charming" COP: "Funny...that's right, we'll need your prints, Charming! Occupation?" FRED: "Self-Photographer. Officer, What are the Charges?" COP:"Indecent Exposure...You were seen flashing people! Your aperture was open. We are running a background check on you now. Your statements are in sharp contrast to the witness statements." FRED: "No, I wasn't doing that...I was shooting myself, in order to get the most perfect image I could. You see, Officer, I suffer from a mental disorder called Mugsaphobia! It's a rare disorder that lens itself to misunderstandings like this." COP:"Yeah, such a filmsy excuse and this is a Kodak moment. We'll lock you up in a cell and see what develops!" FRED: "No, you can't...I'll tell you I'll snap! I'll blow-up. Besides, if I have to sit in a cold cell,I'll shutter, I'll get polaroids!" COP: "Don't be so negative. Your lawyer will soon get a resolution for you, if you don't pose any more problems for us! Quit crying and focus or you'll get red-eye." FRED: "HELP, I'VE BEEN FRAMED!"

Etymology: mugs {mug shot:a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)}and phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)


metrohumanx Hey, Muggsy! Good word. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-31: 00:44:00

Good word & interesting tale. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:23:00


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Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: koz-moh-shop-izm

Sentence: Cosmo readers are those most common to suffer from cosmoshopism.

Etymology: cosmopolitan + photoshop + ism

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nar-sis-SIC-oh

Sentence: Imogene is a prettier than average girl but seems to be a bit of a narcissisicko who's insecure about her looks to the point of not being willing to let others see photos of herself unless and until they had been altered by one means or another to the point of near perfection.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'narcissism (n. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity) and 'sicko' (n. a person who is mentally or morally sick)

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Created by: metrohumanx


Sentence: Crusty yet benign, the elderly Dr Beddows explained it to me thus: We ALL exhibit, to one degree or another the self-delusional trait known as FALLACIOVISAGISM. To deny our quest for physical beauty and our desire to reclaim our youth would be to deny our very humanity.Ever since the advent of albumen-plate photography,vanity has encouraged mankind to re-touch ourselves in order to have our appearances correspond more closely with our own self-image. However, if left unchecked, this innate tendency can have undesirable, often tragic effects. Statisticians have attempted to link FALLACIOVISAGISM to the rising rate of "virtual" homicides brought on by the casual uploading of doctored portraits prevalent in the cyberdating arena. While the jury is still out on these claims, we should all be aware of the siren which lurks behind the laptop- FALLACIOVISAGISM ! Beware of "headshots"!

Etymology: FALLACIOus+VISAGE+ISM...fallacious:misleading or deceptive...visage:the face or facial expression...ism:condition resuling from an excess of something specified.


metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-07-31: 00:38:00

Enjoyable reading, as always. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:20:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: viz-ij-ex-ee-ah

Sentence: Ever since Carmel's really bad nose job, she's been suffering with a severe case of visagexia.

Etymology: visage + exia (like anorexia, without appetite, without a face)

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Created by: finfangfoom




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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: metrohumanx


Sentence: Her severe case of perfecteditism resulted in many disappointing online dates.


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: slim-ma-ging

Sentence: Slimmaging lets everyone see the real me -- a svelte rock and roll diva who can still tear it up in a black leather jumpsuit. Pay no attention to the grandmother baking cookies in the kitchen singing nursery rhymes to a two year old, that's just some woman who lives in my house.

Etymology: slimming: to become or make slim; slender + imaging: the mind's eye; the ability to perform mental images

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: foto/graft

Sentence: She had photograft disease which required a weekly graft of her sweet sixteen face implanted in her face

Etymology: graft + photo

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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