Verboticism: Pawnder

'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Sentimetallurgy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sen-ti-met-al-lur-gy

Sentence: Pam walked into the kitchen to find Robert busily smelting her precious heirlooms. When she asked what he was doing Robert replied, "You keep complaining that I have no job or ambition,so I've decided to get into sentimetallurgy. That way I can clean out this junk and make cash at the same time." "That's a great idea," Pam said as she reached for Robert's golf trophy.

Etymology: sentimental:romantic, nostalgic + metallurgy: the science of working with or heating elements to give them desired properties

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

funny little story - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:22:00

metrohumanx Great word AND story! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:32:00

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Feltchemy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: felt kem mee

Sentence: Georgia was horrified to come home and find that her husband, Nat had taken all her antique, fine gold jewellery and placed it in a saucepan to try and melt it down into gold ingots. "What kind of feltchemy are you practising?" she lamented. "Relax, Precious", he smirked..."I am just cooking up some Karat soup for us"!

Etymology: Felt (to feel;to have sensed) & Alchemy (ancient chemistry practice to try and change base metals into gold)

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-loh-FO-bya

Sentence: Brandon had always been into recycling for environmental concerns but with the turndown in the economy he had become totally recyclophobic even going so far as to melt down family heirlooms, coin collections, and anything else he thought had even a remote chance of containing precious metals.

Etymology: Blend of recycle and phobia (phobic)

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Jewelleremixedemotions

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ju/well/ur/ree/mixed/ee/moe/shuns

Sentence: It was with jerwelleremixedemotions that she melted down all her charms.

Etymology: jewellery + re mix + mixed emotions

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Rawlove

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: R-aw-luv

Sentence: Alex was overcome with rawlove when he saw the price of gold go over $1000 an ounce, knowing that 5 of his 6 teeth had gold caps on them! He immediately used a pliers to yank them off and melted them in an old cast iron pan over the hobo barrel.

Etymology: Raw (basic, elemental materials) + love (desire, want)

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Sentimeltall

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sen tim ell tahl

Sentence: It's amazing how quickly sentimental turns to sentimeltall in tough times

Etymology: sentimental melt all

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Kitchenminting

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: kit chen mint ing

Sentence: His kitchenminting of gold jewelry into goldingots and other pieces of the stable currency, gold, was a response to the terrible stagflation in the economy. The plastic he used from credit cards, however, had no real “monetary” value. Melting credit cards in the kitchenminting process was symboilic of a return to really valuable forms of wealth, like gold. Tomorrow he would commence kitchenminting silverware into silver coinage.

Etymology: From kitchen (cooking area) and mint (where money is made). Kitchenmints derive gold into gold bars for the wealthy. Kitchenminting among the middleincomers is gaining in popularity; effected by the current economic downturn, families turn to liquifying assets like jewelry to purchase food, clothes, and other necessities.

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metrohumanx Melting the coinage was quite an affliction- the words they were melted by one called Splemdiction! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:45:00

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Centimetal

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sent-i-met-el

Sentence: I was absent-mindedly looking at the ring my grandmother had passed along from her childhood when I got a centimetal feeling. Wouldn't Grandma want me to have something nice--even nicer than an old ring that doesn't fit me? I headed to the antique jewelry store immediately.

Etymology: Sentimental altered to incorporate "cent" as in the unit of currency and "metal" as in precious metals.

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metrohumanx I get your drift. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:30:00

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Ingostalgia

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ing-go-stal-jah

Sentence: Her severe case of ingostalgia resulted in the creation of a new soup recipe, gold bullion mixed with beef bullion - bon appetit!

Etymology: ingot (as in chunk of gold or metal) + nostalgia

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Smeltimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smelt im men tal

Sentence: Ronnie was taking a smeltimental journey. He had gone around the house and collected his wife, Julie's and his mother Mabel's old jewellery. His wife would never miss any of it because she never wore it and Mother was no longer somewhere that jewellery wearing was allowed. He threw everything, even pieces with stones and pearls into a big pot of hot water on the stove and started stirring. When his wife Julie came home she was hit with a strange burning odor. When she confronted Ronnie, he told her about his brainstorm. That old jewellery could be melted down into gold bullion and at $884.89 per ounce, they could be squillionaires! Julie blew up and told Ronnie that he should go back to Chemistry class, because gold would not turn to liquid until it reached almost 2000 degrees F! She pulled the pot off the stove, strained the hot metal into a collander and decided that the worse that happened this time was that her jewels got a good cleaning. She was furious, because the jewellery were the last keepsakes of her Mother and Granny and she valued them more than her goofy husband. She took the hot pot and bashed Ronnie on the head! He rubbed the lump on his cranium and he asked her if the Antiques Road Show was coming to town soon? She bashed him again, permanently and remembered the wise words of her dear old Granny, "InGot we trust, no one else!"

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentimental (given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality;effusively or insincerely emotional)

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metrohumanx At least they didn't stoop to selling those senseless violins! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:11:00

Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:38:00

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