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'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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Trekism

Created by: Spark

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Mjainism

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Em-jane-izm

Sentence: Did you hear all those rumors about the Walt Disney religion among children, that MJainism won't last a year...

Etymology: MJ (Michael "King of Pop" Jackson) + Jainism (An Indian religion)

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Harrypotty

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ha-ree-pot-ee

Sentence: Ever since the first book came out onto the shevles, kids wanted to be just like their hero Harry Potter. This led to parents everywhere having to pretend that their little darlings had turned them into toads and spent half the day hopping around in the crouched position.

Etymology: Potty(extremely enthusiastic about someone or something) See also Harry Potter books /films

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metrohumanx You crcked me up again, Tjayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:19:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:42:00

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Warholygrail

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: war/holey/grayle

Sentence: The quest for the warholygrail causes millions to seek their 15 minutes of fame.

Etymology: Andy Warhol + holy grail

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metrohumanx Artsy, arcane and inspired. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:18:00

Could spark a holy war. Bananas. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 17:42:00

So Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Can could indeed be Can-A-Lot, the new Holy Grail Musical... - Nosila, 2008-08-12: 20:52:00

Congrats: i tried to put Andy in there; but failed! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:16:00

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Soupcantata

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: soup-can-ta-ta

Sentence: Tom Arta, the Soupentologist, was puree of heart and sang with consommate skill when he performed the soupcantata. The whole cangregation were inspired by the word of Warhol and bowled out the church wishing everyone good laksa.

Etymology: Soup can (as in Campbell's) + cantata (musical setting of a religious text)

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makes me hungry for lunch -mm mm good - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:42:00

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Genremania

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: zhan - rah - main - ya

Sentence: Webster was absolutely hooked on various forms of Jazz to the point that it had become an obsession bordering on spiritual devotion and he spent most of his waking hours listening to it and searching for more on Youtube.

Etymology: Blend of 'genre' (a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like) and 'mania' (excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze)

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metrohumanx I've seen this before- born-again jazzophiles who then scorn all other genres. Tragic. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:11:00

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Vidscripture

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: vid-scrip-chur

Sentence: The network was coming out with a new sci-fi series - all the bigwigs had their fingers crossed that it was vidscripture in the making.

Etymology: vid (for video) + scripture (as in the sacred writings of a religion); also a play on the fact that TV series (or movies) are based on scripts

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This is probably the only word suggested today that applies to the actual definition, referring to the entertainment property itself, as opposed to the cult following it inspires. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:10:00

Thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-19: 18:07:00

petaj I thought my soup can was a property of pop art. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:25:00

petaj In the theatrical sense of property (props) - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:28:00

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Vulcanonized

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vəkanənīzd

Sentence: Most people aren’t quite so obsessive about a TV show as Wendell. He loves every and anything Star Trek. He views it as a religion. With his good acts and pointed ears, he fully expects to be vulcanonized after he dies.

Etymology: Vulcan (a race of beings from Star Trek) + canonized (to be declared a saint by the Catholic church)

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Tradictional

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: truh-dick-shun-ul

Sentence: Did you see that the JRR Tolkien scholar, follower, and fangirl convention is coming to the convention center this weekend?... Yeah, all those tradictional costumes drive me insane. Plus none of the fangirls can read the directional signs in elvish, so they all ask for directions at the gas station where I work.

Etymology: from tradition + fictional + addiction

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Fanaticult

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fah-nah-tee-cult

Sentence: The Spockonian Fanaticult was the new religion rivaling Christianity in 101 G.T. [Geek Times].

Etymology: fan + fanaticism + cult

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Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 10:01:00

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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!