Verboticism: Sniffixation

'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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Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: klep - ta - rome - a - tist

Sentence: Kevin was a confirmed kleptaromatist, compelled to plunder new scents uncontrollably.

Etymology: Kleptomaniac + aromatist


I like it! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:27:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nästrilə

Sentence: Nostrilla was attacking Tokyo again. Unlike his cousin Godzilla who could exhale atomic breath and use his laser vision. Nostrilla did damage by inhaling. When he stopped to smell the roses, he also smelled cars, office buildings and the inhabitants therein. It was never clear if he meant to do harm or just had a bad case of the sniffles.

Etymology: nostril: either of two external openings of the nasal cavity in vertebrates that admit air to the lungs and smells to the olfactory nerves. + Godzilla: name of a huge prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films from 1955


metrohumanx Love those giant rubber monsters! Gammera. Rodan.Mozilla. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:13:00

metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:21:00


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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'erg-'sent

Sentence: Kimberly had no sense of smell, which served not only as another reason to hate Loretta, but also as cause to deeply distrust her. "It's too primal" Kimberly opined, "maybe if she were a rodent it wouldn't be as strange, but I don't trust anyone who operates like a rat." Meanwhile, in the background Loretta urgescently nosed her way through Kimberly's desk until she found Kimberly's stash of cheese.

Etymology: urge (compel earnestly) + scent (odor)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree kon ohs ens

Sentence: His reconnosesense was unstinting even when the object was unstinking

Etymology: reconnaissance nose sense


funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-27: 13:26:00

metrohumanx Very nice. Concise sentence, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:14:00


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Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: in-sent-shuh-buhl,

Sentence: They say that smells can trigger long lost memories. Well, Bills desire to remember something must have been inscentiable; he would take a sniff of anything he could pick up.

Etymology: Mash-up of insatiable and scent. Insatiable: incapable of being satisfied or appeased. Scent: a distinctive odor.

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: in sent iv eye zd

Sentence: his dog was inscentivised around anyone who asspirated

Etymology: incentivise scent

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Created by: flyingheadlice

Pronunciation: TAK-toh-nate

Sentence: He likes to tactonate his belly button lint.

Etymology: tactile, nasal

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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)


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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Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \hōl-'fak-t(ə-)rē\

Sentence: Ned's sense of wholefactory would not allow him to pick up the phone, or most anything else for that matter, without smelling it first.

Etymology: whole (of all) + olfactory (of or relating to sense of smell)

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Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: sniff a sor as

Sentence: He was so obsessed with sniffing everything around him, they gave him the nickname "sniffasouras".


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