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DEFINITION: n. A person who is so enamored with their online identity that they believe that it is more real than their physical one. v. To suddenly realize that you are large, blubbery mammal with no useful superpowers.

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Whoevertar

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whoo ever tar

Sentence: Wally the beached human whale thought he really looked like the whoevertar of a sleek super hero he carried around on his communications device. His phasers were always on stunning.

Etymology: Whoever (someone or anyone who does a particular thing or is in a particular situation) & Avatar (a new personification of a familiar idea;

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Interblobanater

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: In-ter-blob-an-nat-er

Sentence: Mr. Whatzhizfaze looked in the mirror one day to see he had turned into an interblobanater. He was so wrapped up in his fake online personality he had forgotten who he really was.

Etymology: Inter:Taken in part from the word Internet. Blobanater: A blubbery overweight guy that pretends he is someone else online and starts to believe he really is his online persona...until he looks in the mirror one day and is shocked when he realizes he has spent way too much time on the internet being a fake person and that he had convinced himself he was someone else.

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COMMENTS:

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-15: 10:30:00

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-05-15: 17:46:00

Thanks Jabber & Nosila :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-16: 06:47:00

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Hystohysteria

Created by: CoriK

Pronunciation:

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Immortified

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: ihm-mohr-tih-feyed

Sentence: Siggie's Id had always claimed he was immortal. His Superego told him if he ate his veggies, was a good boy, watched out for fast cars and bad women he might not die too young. But, looking in the mirror that day, his deflated Ego was immortified as he realized his real identity could no longer bounce between the other two. He was becoming self-fractualized!

Etymology: Blending IMMORTAL, meaning exempt from death + MORTIFIED (from the Latin/French MORT, meaning death), meaning humiliated. References are playing with Freud's theories of personality development and Maslow's self-actualization. (What do I know???)

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-15: 10:28:00

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Virtunotso

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Virtue not so

Sentence: After a stunning virtuoso performance the night before Dave was beginning to wonder who was real and who was the dream. When he gazed into the mirror the next morning the virtunotso reality of his life struck a major blow to his fantasies.

Etymology: A play on virtual and virtuoso: Dave, the virtunotso

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Flubbaghast

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Flubb-err-gast

Sentence: Andrew staggered into the bathroom after thrashing that ugly Gnorm with his sixth-level paladin and was horrified to find a big bald fat man staring at him. "What the?" he gasped, his heart racing. The man gasped too and Andrew was suddenly flubbaghast to realise that man was himself. His fitted leathers and taught biceps were gone, as were his flowing mane of black hair, his majik sword and that 'strange aura of mystique' bestowed on him by the beautiful Sorceress of Tarneg. Before him stood a pasty white balding man in his thirties, obviously carrying more than twice the weight of his avatar and Andrew's wishteria simply could not reconcile the two. He gave in to his superfaction and switched the light off. Shadow-daemons beware! Andion the Brave is here and he's not happy..

Etymology: Flubber - blubbery, flubbery wobbly-ness; Also Flubber - confuse, fluster. Flub - make mistake or error; Aghast - horrified, shocked and appalled. As in being aghast on finding one's flubberiness and the flub of having missed it due to De Nial (and not de river). Also - Superfaction (Super + stupefaction) and Wishteria (Wish + hysteria)

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Andrew was parIRLysed...Sorry! - dochanne, 2009-05-15: 04:13:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-15: 10:29:00

Hate those trick mirrors! - Nosila, 2009-05-15: 17:48:00

Think I forgot to mention the obvious starting point of Flabbergast :) - dochanne, 2009-05-17: 23:39:00

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Naivatar

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ni - eev - atar

Sentence: Rory's naivatar refused to believe who he really was. He was so taken in by how he looked in Second Life that he stopped believing he really had a first life.

Etymology: naive (deficient in relevant experience),avatar (a computer user's representation of himself)

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also reminds reminds me of navigating on the computer - from page to page. - splendiction, 2009-05-15: 23:29:00

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Virtuamnesial

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: vir-tu-am-knee-ze-yal

Sentence: Vince spent so much time in his Second Life that he was virtuamnesial. After a good look in the mirror one morning, he realized to his horror that he was still in his first life and that he had forgotten to go to work and pay his rent. Homeless and penniless, he took his laptop to Starbucks and returned to his virtual kingdom that didn't suck.

Etymology: Virtual: 1) existing in essence or effect, but not appearance or form, 2) being actually such in almost every respect--such as a virtual wreck 3) a computer generated simulation + amnesia: a partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from a shock, psycological disturbance or brain injury. "Second Life" -- a virtual world that people can create where they can live vicariously as the person they wish they really would be.

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Irlterego

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: earl-ter-ee-go

Sentence: Gordie64's IRLterego was known as Gordon and unlike the svelte, pixellated, online image, was a spotty, pudgy teenager.

Etymology: alter ego + IRL (in real life)

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Emaskulated

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ee-mask-yoo-layt-ehd

Sentence: After 48 hours on Second Life, the powerful Avatar, Dragoonanatine caught a glimpse of himself in the bathroom mirror and was immediately emaskulated.

Etymology: e (electronic) + mask (as worn by a super-hero) + inspired by emasculated (to make weak)

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - readerwriter, 2009-05-15: 14:39:00

great play on words! - DrWebster111, 2009-05-15: 18:27:00

cute - Nosila, 2009-05-15: 18:29:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah Thank you abrakadeborah~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-15: 00:53:00
You're most welcome James ~ Funny cartoon :) LOL!

dochanne - 2009-05-15: 04:22:00
We need a word for this phenomenon, it's getting more common.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-15: 05:05:00
After a full winter of verbotomizing, I looked in the mirror and... Thank you! ~ James

dochanne - 2009-05-18: 03:22:00
Lost your majik sword James?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-18: 11:22:00
I didn't lose it, I'm still holding it. I just can't see it... James?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-26: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2010-11-28: 11:05:00
Thanks James ~ I really enjoy this site. :) Happy Holidays~