Verboticism: Regolate

'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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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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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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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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Demifraud

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: demēfrôd

Sentence: Wesley loves movies, especially those that depict heroes with supernatural powers. This is because they remind him of himself. When people see him racing down the sidewalk on his Segway, wearing his scarlet cape, all they see is a demifraud.

Etymology: demigod (a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity) + fraud (a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities)

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Transmogrifancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - MOG - ruh - fan - see

Sentence: While reading fantasy stories Mary Beth would often transmogrifancy and actually come to believe she was the heroine in the story.

Etymology: Transmogrify + fancy (fantasize)

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COMMENTS:

Anyone that takes a root word from Calvin and Hobbes has my automatic vote. - Banky, 2008-01-24: 15:35:00

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Skitsophrenic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /skit-suh-fren-ik/

Sentence: Every time Julian watches the movie Star Wars, especially the jedi fight scenes, he becomes a total skitsophrenic — he thinks he's Luke Skywalker, and he jumps up and starts fighting off illusionary enemies with his imaginary lightsaber. He's such an autobiografool!

Etymology: skit - a short literary or theatrical piece, or sketch (from Old Norse, skjuta "to shoot") + schizophrenic - term used to describe a person with multiple personality disorder (from Greek, skhizein "to split" & phrenic "of the mind")

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COMMENTS:

Good word tigger!! Love the word use and blendage! :) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-24: 04:30:00

Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:34:00

Great word, but don't let Julian watch "Sybil" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:10:00

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Literactor

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: lit-er-act-or

Sentence: As the literactor, of every heroine, of every book, she read, she was a real escape artist.

Etymology: Combo of literature and actor. Did she litter her mind with too much imagination?

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Shameleon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shamēlyən

Sentence: Joey is a shameleon. When he goes to a movie or play, he often leaves with the feeling that he is somehow connected to the hero and can do much of what was depicted. He has to be very careful choosing what he goes to see. Bond movies? Trouble! Dukes of Hazard? Wrecked his car! His pet gecko may be in trouble if he goes to see **How to train your dragon**.

Etymology: sham (a thing that is not what it is purported to be) + chameleon (a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail, long extensible tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and a highly developed ability to change color)

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COMMENTS:

sHAMELESS - Nosila, 2010-04-16: 23:19:00

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Pretcreatuselfing

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: Pret-creetu-sell-fing

Sentence: My best friend Aaron started jumping about like a kangaroo today. He never stopped. It's probably because of that show on Australia we watched yesterday. He never seems to be able to stop himself from Pretcreatuselfing. You never know when he might pretcreatuself himself as Steve Jobs, and start spewing Apples from his mouth.

Etymology: Pret(Pretend; fantasy or a myth) + Creatu(Creature; character) + Self(Assuming one's own self).

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Wonderlie

Created by: Biscotti

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