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Predalektion

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pree/dalek/shun

Sentence: The predalektion is a cult made up of crazed Dr Who fans who gather once a week in parking lots and bump into each other while saying over and over in stacatto voices "Exterminate" "Exterminate"

Etymology: predilection (inclination) + dalek (of Dr. Who fame)

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COMMENTS:

deleksellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-19: 07:26:00

Great word! - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 07:55:00

Fantastic! - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 09:10:00

Hah! While watching the episodes of the second season of the new Dr. Who show featuring both the Daleks and the Cybermen, I watched with my fingers crossed, praying for a "DELETE!"-"EXTERMINATE!" shouting match between the two. Once I got my wish, I was happy for a good week. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:06:00

petaj dalektable even - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:27:00

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Popvulturism

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pahp-VUHL-churr-ihz-uhm

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend didn't understand why he HAD to go to EwokLoverCon '07 because she didn't understand popvulturism.

Etymology: pop culture + vulture (ravenous appetite) + -ism (belief)

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Mythnomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mith/no/mer

Sentence: An expert in links between high intelligence, a sedentary lifestyle and the influence of pop culture, Caliope Broun, Phd, was attempting, in her latest paper, to trace the beginnings of these--for lack of a better word--"mythnomers" that began occuring in the 20th Century.

Etymology: From myth, for widely held, but false belief + nomer, Latin for name; a play on misnomer, a misplaced name

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COMMENTS:

love saying this - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:43:00

Mouth ulther? Legend! - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 16:15:00

Thank you, thank you, thank you for comments...what a strange fellowship of those who whose world in held together by words....Just how many of us are there????? - readerwriter, 2008-08-12: 17:42:00

metrohumanx Mythnomer maketh me lithp. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:08:00

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Lennonite

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: len - un - eyt

Sentence: In 1965, Julia became a Lennonite. She listened to the Beatles endelessly and became so obsessed with John Lennon that she worshipped him as if he were a God.

Etymology: Lennon (John Lennon), Mennonite ( a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations )

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COMMENTS:

sanssouci Lennonite this is a fab word, I am suprised there wasn't a mass cult dedicated to Lennon anyway. - sanssouci, 2010-01-13: 18:50:00

Imagine... - Nosila, 2010-01-13: 21:21:00

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Trektarianism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trek tair ian ism

Sentence: When Jock Spock came out of the ladies washroom at the Star Trek Convention, he gave the Vulcan hand signal and said, "Live long and Prosper". Being a strict follower of trektarianism, he hoped his clever response would divert the ire of the waiting women. It did not.

Etymology: Trek (as in Star Trek, popular sci-fi TV series) & Tractarianism (principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called Tracts for the Times)

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Streetcreed

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: street'-kreed

Sentence: You can spot the rise of a new streetcreed by watching for new verbs (e.g. to McGyver something - to engineer a solution using improbable though commonly found items) to enter the vernacular.

Etymology: street cred (popular legitimacy) + creed (religion)

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COMMENTS:

petaj I like it. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:24:00

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: See 'Comments' below - My cultasy requires that I chant each morning and it distracted me and I put my sentence in the 'Comments' box. Please forgive me and may all the earthbound X-rays find your path today and lead you to freedom, purity and adventure.

Etymology: cult + fantasy

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Jimmy and Jenny met at a 'X-Men' conference in New York last year. What they love most about their cultasy are the costumes and the chants recited three times a day in hopes that they will come in contact natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-19: 07:56:00

My cultasy would be travelling in the Tardis. It would be great for holidays and shopping and you'd never have to worry about parking - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:26:00

Or making phone calls. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:30:00

You _could_ take the Tardis shopping, though the driver would probably drop you off a few decades either too early or too late. Depending on what you want to buy, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. Showing up 10 years late to buy a Wii: good. Showing up 10 years late to buy a limited-edition Pokemon card: bad. Showing up 100 years early to buy a personal computer: bad. Showing up 100 years early to buy a passenger pigeon: good. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 16:57:00

You'd also probably have to save the lives, livelihoods, and/or rights of anyone who didn't die immediately upon your arrival, but that's a small price to pay, isn't it? - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 16:58:00

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: Jimmy and Jenny met at a 'X-Men' conference in New York last year. What they love most about their cultasy are the costumes and the chants recited three times a day in hopes that they will come in contact with the natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros.

Etymology: cult + fantasy

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X-cellent! - Nosila, 2010-01-14: 01:56:00

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Fanaticonophile

Created by: DJDragonfly

Pronunciation:

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Theoculturism

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: the-o-cul-tur-ism

Sentence: Worshipping at the seat of the Holy Portal was often his favoured way of celebrating a new theoculturism.

Etymology: theo- + culture + ism

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-19: 00:19:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer. One of the neat things about Rob's writing is that he likes to ask questions about the big issues -- like religion and ethics -- while he peppers his stories with pop culture references. And one of his favorite pop icons is Star Trek! Rob we love you! And we celebrate Star Trek in your honor! Not that we're getting religious about it or anything... Thanks! ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-12: 16:18:00
Stu..stu..stupendous!

'Going where no man has gone before.'

DEFINITION: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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