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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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Abbasolution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ab ba so loo shun

Sentence: After the competition met their "Waterloo" at Eurovision, ABBA became a cult religion that has lasted over 30 years. Yes, ABBAcadaABBAra! and the faith ABBAsolution was Bjorn, where new followers say "I do, I do, I do, I do, I do", to it everyday. The group's, "I have a Dream" became mantra for others as well. It's "The Name of the Game" that many ordinary people take sABBAticals and ABBAdicate their responsibilities to become "Super Troupers", spending all their "Money, Money, Money" on music, paraphanalia and tickets. (I mean "Does Your Mother Know?") One of the Bennyfits of this faith, is that you can "Take A Chance On Me" and meet some "Fernando" or "Chiquitita" who will say: "Lay All Your Love On Me" and make you a "Dancing Queen" after you belt out that fine old hymm (him?)..."Gimme, Gimme, Gimme A Man After Midnight!" "Knowing Me, Knowing You" it's the best they can do, because they do not believe in ABBAstinence. "Mamma Mia", this ABBAsolution has spread from ABBArdeen to Addis ABBAba to ABBAsynnia and even ABBAtibi, Quebec ("Voulez-Vous?"). The ABBApeal is mAgnethic to devotees Anna-Frieda to join in. Instead of saying Amen...fans say, "Thank You For The Music!" and "SOS"...Save Our Souls, ABBAsolutely!)

Etymology: ABBA - Famous Swedish Foursome (Agnetha,Bjorn,Benny & Anna-Frieda) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and released their first album in 1975 and went on to top the pop charts for years, only to have had recent revivals of new generations of fans since the release of Mamma Mia, the stage and movie musical) & Absolution (forgiveness;formal redemption as a religious act in the sacrament of the penance) & Solution (a set of values;a statement that solves a problem or finds answers)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Wow! VERY thorough, Nosila...as usual, you excel. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:07:00

Shake a tea-towel tell me what's wrong and absolution may be hours. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 17:46:00

You are ABBAsolved of any sins associated with the creation of this word! - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 04:43:00

Another good word and great story - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:19:00

Another good word and great story - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:19:00

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Phenomination

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: fi-nom-uh-NEY-shuhn

Sentence: Fans of science fiction may be divided into countless phenominations. Of these, Trekkies may be divided into several hundred thousand subphenominations. Thus concludes my example paragraph.

Etymology: phenomenon + denomination

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This may be Number One! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 08:31:00

Make it so! - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 09:04:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:32:00

Thanks, guys! - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:17:00

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Bieberligion

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: BEE-burr-LIJ-un

Sentence: Teenage girls make up the majority of those converted to the Bieberligion of a certain young Canadian singer.

Etymology: (Justin) Bieber + religion (belief system)

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Fadreak

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Fad + reak

Sentence: Fadreaks come and go, Thank God!

Etymology: Fad ( slang, popular ) + Freak (odd-ball)

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Fanscination

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: fan sih NAY shun

Sentence: Bob developed such a fanscination with Dungeons and Dragons that he changed his name to Dun Jin and used D&D jargon to talk with people he had just met. As in, "Are you lawful evil or chaotic evil? Because you definitely seem evil to me. Not that it's a bad thing...." People he didn't like, he labeled "succubi" and similar terms. His girlfriend broke up with him after she asked him to make love and he responded, "Roll a 20-sider, and 14+ gets the nookie." As she was leaving, he protested, "But you get +2 for experience!"

Etymology: fan + fascination

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Populossus

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌppjuˈlɑsəs/

Sentence: While numbers are important to a populossus, the presence of too many fans decreases the devotees' sense of community, causing the fad to become absorbed into the much larger popular zeitgeist.

Etymology: from popular + colossus

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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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Phenomicon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Fe-nom-i-con

Sentence: It is hard to believe that a simple TV show could become a phemonicon for a whole generation.

Etymology: Phenomenon + Icon

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metrohumanx I know...it's revolting. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:42:00

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

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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!