Verboticism: Reconnosesense

'Why are you sniffing your phone?'

DEFINITION: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

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Snexpertiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: snek-spurt-iff

Sentence: He snexpertiffed anything in sight like a german shepherd police dog looking for contraband.

Etymology: sniff + expert

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Nanal

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: nay - nal

Sentence: He was so incredibly nanal that he refused to use my smellphone and he would keep his distench whenever I ate old cheese.

Etymology: nanal - nasal + anal, smellphone - a cellphone that needs a good wiping with a sanitizer, distench - keeping space between oneself and offensive odors (distance + stench)

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Great verbotomy! He was working both ends against the middle. :-) - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 07:58:00

Short and sweet (or stinky). Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-29: 19:11:00

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Olfactation

Created by: jaymiex

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Aromamania

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Aro-ma-may-nea

Sentence: Jerry was a compulsive aromamania. He could not resist the urge to sniff everything that he came across, he only agreed to get professional help when, one day he inadvertently sniffed his old trainers and made himself so ill that he had to take the day off work!

Etymology: Aroma(a distinctive smell) + Mania(obsessive enthusiasm) = Aromamania

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metrohumanx Aromamania...isn't that the annual smellfest held each year in New Mexico, where everybody brings vials of aromas to swap and sell? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:08:00

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Snufflebored

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snuf fel bord

Sentence: Having been dragged by his new wife on a touted cruise, Smell Gibson sniffed everything around him. His bride was embarrassed to find him sniffing cutlery (not just his own) at the dinner table and lifeboats, door handles, really all and everything else on the ship. When asked, he told her he was playing snufflebored. She didn't know whether it was boredom, a manic compulsion or that he had a germ detector built in his nose, but her groom's actions mortified her. It was a pity he had no life preserver to sniff when he mysteriously was thrown overboard on their last day at sea...

Etymology: Snuffle (sniff or smell inquiringly) & Bored (tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & Play on Shuffleboard (a game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface; less exertive form of exercise at retirement homes and seniors'cruises)

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mrskellyscl cute! - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-24: 07:26:00

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Detectapoo

Created by: looseball

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Odoretentiveness

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OH-de-REE-ten-TIV-ness

Sentence: Bob's odoretentiveness was becoming serious. If he couldn't identify each odor specifically, he would become sniffixated, full of smellancholy and fragrangsted. However, Roxie wasn't worried: Bob, after all, was of Greek background, and besides a fellow called Odorpus Reakes, was one of his ancesstors!

Etymology: Conflation of ODOR & RETENTIVENESS to describe a person with such attention to detail of odors, smells and the like that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, and can be carried out to the detriment of the odor-retentive person.

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metrohumanx Thanks for all the "bonus" words in there, creative one! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:17:00

Hey, Bob...aren't you from the same land as Smell Gibson?? Good Word! - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:00:00

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Whifficionado

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \wif-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\

Sentence: Because Hector was a real whifficionado, anything that came near his face -- the phone, his sunglasses, even his girlfriend -- would get scrutinosed, and fragranalyzed. He had a total sniffixation.

Etymology: whiff - "a slight trace of odor or smell" (aspirated var. of Middle English, weffe) + aficionado - "enthusiast" (Spanish, aficion, -from Latin, affectionem)

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COMMENTS:

I sorry if I've stolen "sniffixation" from you. I was unaware that you used it in your sentence. I'm happy to withdraw it & ubstitute "fragranxiety". I'm a fan of whifficionado; it's a great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 04:28:00

No problem. Great minds think alike -- apparently, so do we sometimes. ;) I though that your word 'smellancholy' was brilliant. - Tigger, 2007-11-29: 12:21:00

I think this captures the 'essence' of the definition. - kabloozie, 2007-11-29: 19:52:00

franke Excellent word. Very funny. - franke, 2007-11-30: 10:02:00

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Allfactory

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ahl-FAKT-uh-ree

Sentence: Alex's allfactory awareness overwhelmed him as soon as he entered his date's apartment--there was no way he could date someone whose television smelt like *that*.

Etymology: all + olfactory

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COMMENTS:

I have been waaaay off my game... - mplsbohemian, 2007-11-29: 20:37:00

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Unsniffaphobia

Created by: hipposwimming444

Pronunciation: uh-n-sniff-ah-fo-be-ah

Sentence: The poor man suffered from unsniffaphobia.

Etymology: un: -reverse or oppisite sniff: -the act of smelling phobia: -to fear/the fear of

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