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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Nergikismn

Created by: cococo

Pronunciation: ner - gee - kism

Sentence: They worship linux and hate windows, they suffer of Nergikismn

Etymology: nerd + geek

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Americanidolatry

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: ... as one would guess ...

Sentence: In the early 21st-century, traditional religion was usurped by AmericanIdolatry throughout the United States.

Etymology: combination of American Idol and idolatry

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I guess i was wrong...America DOES have talent....on Verbotomy! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:37:00

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Genrerahrah

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jon-rah-rah-rah

Sentence: Reginald is a major sci fi fan and is always giving the genrerahrah to one or another of the movies and tv shows he follows.

Etymology: Blend of the word 'genre' (n. a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content) and 'rah rah rah' (a rousing cheer)

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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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Trekumenical

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trek u men i kal

Sentence: According to the Annual fans of the Star Trek conventions worldwide, Gene Roddenberry's classic Star Trek TV series has evolved into a trekumenical phenomena. There is a King James T. Kirk version of the Bible. People who follow this faith are vulcanized, not cannonized. The Starship Enterprize is a modern day Ark. Anyone from any planet may join this faith...the only qualification is that the believer just took up space in school.

Etymology: Trek (referring of course to Star Trek) and Ecumenical (religion of worldwide scope or applicability; concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions)

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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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metrohumanx Hilarious, Jab! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:13:00

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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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Fanscination

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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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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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