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Enculterism

Rhyme79

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Ardorbrity

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ar door brit e

Sentence: The huge modern day cult Ardorbrity has reachead astronomical numbers of devoted followers. The number of official Ardorbritans has hit the 200 million spot this week and is no doubt still rising.

Etymology: Ardor - intense devotion, eagerness, or enthusiasm; zeal: his well-known ardor for Chinese art. Celebrity - a famous or well-known person.

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Trekism

Created by: Spark

Pronunciation:

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Fadhallowness

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FAD-hal-LOW-ness

Sentence: Bob's fadhallowness change so often that people started describing him, and his ways, as "headfallow."

Etymology: Blend of FAD: craze, trend; HALLOW: holy & -ness: state of. Cognate: Fadhallow, Fadhallower.

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metrohumanx trendy bendy mellow fellow? - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:40:00

encompasses everything - very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:42:00

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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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Scifidolatry

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh fye doll a tree

Sentence: the sheer vulcanicity of his scifidolatry kept him klinging on to the slightest enterprising young stardate like a windblown roofer hanging tightly to the wainscottying.

Etymology: sci fi, idolatry

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COMMENTS:

petaj You've picard a good theme for your sentence. I nearly Shatner myself chuckling. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 07:18:00

Stellar sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 08:02:00

Love it. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:35:00

was his name Roger Dolatry? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 14:56:00

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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!

'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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