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DEFINITION: n. The unnameable fear which overcomes one when a large silent UFO cruises arrogantly overhead. v. To be frightened by the huge flying objects which exist (for the most part) in your imagination.

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Astralphobia

Top verboticism of the day created by Nosila

Pronunciation: as tral fo beeya

Sentence: Stella had but one fear to live with...astralphobia. She was convinced that aliens were invading our planet and that one by one from stars and moons and planets and galaxies, extra-terrestrials were planning an invasion of our world. This fear may in part have been fuelled by films like Independence Day, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and E.T. In fact, she was sure that some space travellers were already amoung us. How else could you explain Donald Trump's Hair or Paris Hilton? She had heard that some were coming here to procreate with humans to help infiltrate our society. She decided that she would never join an on-line dating service just in case. It would be just her luck to meet someone from Uranus or other disgusting places!

Etymology: astral (to do with the stars or heavens) & phobia ( fear of...)

Created by: Nosila.

Comments:

Stella !!! Hahahaha. Where DO you get your ideas? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:56:00

That great unconquered inner space (between my ears) Cheers. P.S. Her last name is Virgin. - Nosila, 2009-03-05: 20:33:00

Stella's a great name for such a person - I must go change my sentence now! I used that name too! -awesome word! - splendiction, 2009-03-05: 21:11:00

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Fantasymagoria: /fan-tas-ee-mag-or-eea/ Sally suffered from fantasymagoria every time a Star Trek convention came to town. Etymology: fantasy + phantasmagoria (shifting series of real or imaginary figures as seen in a dream) Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments:

Everyone loves a good fantasy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:12:00

I like the way you think :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:40:00

Aerosis: /air-os-is/ Jody suffers from the heartbreak of aerosis constantly ducking and flinging herself under sidewalk and park benches to avoid being struck by her perceived areonautic space debris. Etymology: AEROSIS - noun - from AERO (pertaining to flying objects such as aeroplanes) + NEUROSIS (personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety and a degree of social, or interpersonal maladjustment) Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments:

Good word, but I got tongue cramps pronouncing it! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:47:00

I can't even say this once slow let alone three times fast ... must need an alien tongue to say this one! Superb tongue twister! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:02:00

I think my comment was supposed to appear beneath "Pedesastrian".....AEROSIS is clever and eminently pronounceable. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 17:23:00

Nice switcheroo stevenson! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 17:40:00

Spaceflip: /spays flip/ Star crazed Sunny Boy, star gazed, while drinking a martiani (oops! martini) or two ... well actually quite a few. He searched the Milky Way and found Mars and a 1000 Grand stars. Then he saw Gal Axy and Unoch Verse in their space ship! Sunny quaked and did a spaceflip! Etymology: SPACE, FLIP. Space flip is a play on space ship. Space - as in outer space referring to everything beyond earth's atmosphere. Flip - as in 'flip out' meaning to suddenly lose your cool and sanity from fear. Created by: silveryaspen.

Comments:

Gal and Unoch were Purple People Eaters ... song of the day! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 01:53:00

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:34:00

Nice word! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:44:00

Excellent story....been there, done that. - Mustang, 2009-03-05: 17:33:00

Sunny forgot to use his Nebula-nizer! Maybe all he took up in school was space...good word! - Nosila, 2009-03-05: 20:25:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-16: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

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