Verboticism: Transmogulfry

'I am King Kong!'

DEFINITION: v. To identify so strongly with character from a book, show, or urban legend, that you become convinced that the story is actually about you. n., A person who believes they are a fictional character in wonderfully tragic and heroic story.

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Proletagonist

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: prohl-tag-oh-nizt

Sentence: Despite his convictions that he could easily clean the Augean stables, woo the heart of Estella, or lead the Joad family to the fruitful valleys of California, James was just your average proletagonist working the day shift at Kinko's.

Etymology: prole - short for proletariat, the working class, protagonist (- pro) - the primary character of a piece of fiction

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COMMENTS:

Alas, poor James. :) - yellowbird, 2008-01-24: 15:18:00

James is probably not your average prole, if he's working at Kinko's! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:11:00

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Dejalieu

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: day-ja-loo

Sentence: Unfortunately, when Sandra read The Metamorphosis to her rodent friend, he experienced such a strong feeling of dejalieu that he turned into a large roach and had to be smashed immediately.

Etymology: deja vu (a familiar feeling) + in lieu of (in place of, or instead of)

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Centrify

Created by: denduurs

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Liternoti

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: lit-er-NOT-ee

Sentence: Margeau fancied herself as part of the literati, and tried joining book clubs she found through Mensa Yahoo Groups (which, in a remarkably un-genius-like approach, were open for anyone to join). She belied her intelligence, though, when she would lapse into the first person when describing the plot of, say, Anna Karenina. "I was in such despair that throwing myself under the train seemed like my only option," she would intone passionately, only to see all her book club comrades come alive with the realization that she was a liternoti rather than a literati.

Etymology: Literati(literary intelligentsia) changed to incorporate "not"

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COMMENTS:

A Liternoti bad word! - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:41:00

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Morphigment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOR-fig-ment

Sentence: Sally is a daydreamer and when reading or viewing works of fiction will often morphigment, will experience realistic hallucinations wherein she becomes one of the characters in the story

Etymology: Blend of 'morph' (to change the form or character of - transform) and 'figment' (a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion)

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Plotjack

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈplɒt.dʒæk/ /plot-jack/

Sentence: My ex plotjacked my favorite song, and now I can't hear it without imagining that it's about her.

Etymology: plot + hijack (as in "skyjack" or "carjack")

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Regolate

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: R'ego-late

Sentence: Kimberly could regolate with many literary heroes. "I know this book is about me" she would say. Zinnia overheard her say this and asked: "What book is that?" Kimberly's answer: Twilight. Zinnia was not surprised, as Kimberly had previously regonized herself in the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Judy Blume and Moses.

Etymology: Relate (to identify with) + Ego (selfish voice inside your head)

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Biographoon

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: bi-og-ruh-foon

Sentence: That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he's even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead.

Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon.

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COMMENTS:

Clever combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00

Thanks - zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00

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Pretendgonist

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: pre-tend-go-nyst

Sentence: Trina is such a pretendgonist that after she read Romeo and Juliet she believed she was one of the main characters so deeply that she began making funeral arrangements and walking around in mourning for her dear departed Romeo; she snapped out of it when I reminded her that if she is Juliet, then she died too.

Etymology: pretend- to make believe + protagonist - main character in a story

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:56:00

metrohumanx Brilliantly literate. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:14:00

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Iamesbond

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: I ams Bond

Sentence: It was only after he had screeched off in his astin martin that the guests realised that he was an IamesBond. Then all the strange martini demands, leering looks at female guests and the fact he was wearing a tuxedo to a bbq fell into place.

Etymology: James Bond (fictional character) + I + am + bond (to connect with)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle i thought the word was Lamesbond for a moment... which works too :) - libertybelle, 2008-11-17: 09:28:00

Very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-18: 03:12:00

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