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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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Amassakitch

Created by: jawjee

Pronunciation: uh MA su kitch

Sentence: The astounding amassaktich surrounding "Q" is frightening in its intensity.

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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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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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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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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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Enculterism

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: enn-kull-terr-is-uhm

Sentence: I wasn't sure at first, but after studying the teachings of Picard on the Talarians in Season 4, Ep. 4, it became clear to me that enculterism is the truth.

Etymology: Entertainment + cult/culture + suffix ism to denote the act or state of.

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Spockism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Spahk-ism

Sentence: The trekkies exhibited spockism as they stood in line for the convention for 5 days.

Etymology: Spock - distinctive character in Star Trek ism - makes it a noun

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Fanaticonophile

Created by: DJDragonfly

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Scifology

Created by: Jmakin

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Her Scifology became an irritant to our relationship.

Etymology: (Science fiction)+ (theology)= Scifology

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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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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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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!