Verboticism: Autopomorphize

'Little ax, are you awake?'

DEFINITION: v. To talk to, encourage and advise inanimate objects, in hopes that they will work better. n. A person who talks to their tools, cars, kitchen appliances, furniture, or whatever...

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Neurhetorical

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: nur rhet or a cle

Sentence: We all give in to that pixilated urge to talk to objects. Here are some examples of neurhetoricals. "Please, please, start" the mechanic begged the groaning car that would not spring to life. The painter said to his brush "Don't be such a drip." Watching impatiently, Emeril said to the water for pasta "How long is it going to take you to come to a boil?" When it did, Emeril praised it with his famous "Bam!" Then of course, the opposite of a neurhetorical can happen, too. For example, the little boy with a face smeared by chocolate icing explained to his mother "The cake kept calling to me, mom. Honest! It kept saying 'lick me, lick me!'"

Etymology: NEUROSIS -a mild disorder, one where an individual succumbs to the urge to talk to objects. RHETORICAL - relating to the skill of using language effectively and persuasively. RHETORICAL QUESTION - question asked for effect that neither expects nor requires an answer. The last part of this verbotomy is homonymous with ORACLE - an object, that has become a shrine, people visit to ask questions and seek advice; the most famous being the Delphic Oracle of Apollo. Such people are beyond nuerhetorical, because they expect the shrine to answer!

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COMMENTS:

great combo silvery - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:23:00

Good word...it's like when donuts call your name or something in a store window says, "Buy me, Buy Me!" - Nosila, 2009-03-25: 15:44:00

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Carmmunication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärmyoōnukāshun

Sentence: We think it all started to go wrong when Chad named his car Rusty (short for rust bucket) Next he was indulging in carmummication, coaxing it to start on cold mornings, asking it to stop making those odd noises. Soon it spilled over to most every inanimate object he came into contact with. He has been known to demand an explanation from the company laserwriter when his document doesn't print correctly. If he sets a pen down on a table and it starts to roll, he will bark "STAY!" Friends are beginning to worry.

Etymology: Communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + Car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of)

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COMMENTS:

More common than one would think - am I correct computer? - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:20:00

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Inamation

Created by: Rapunzel2426

Pronunciation:

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Toolekinesis

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tule/eh/kin/ee/sis

Sentence: Sam thought that by means of toolekinesis he could build his deck at record speed. He took it as a personal affront and considered it a rebellion when he accidentally screwed his foot onto a plank.

Etymology: tool + telekinesis

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COMMENTS:

Is Sam related to Tim the toolman on the tv show Home Improvement? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:48:00

It's such a cute creation I can't help exclaiming Holy Tooledo! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:53:00

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Axplain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: aks playn

Sentence: Mary had to axplain to her trusty hatchet what would happen when she could not hack her snoring hubby anymore.

Etymology: Ax (edge tool with heavy sharp blade) & Explain (define, make to understand)

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Incarnatoonist

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: ihn-carh-nay-toon-ihst

Sentence: Celeste's first words were spoken to the shiny black buttons on her car seat. Her all-time favorite movie was "The Brave Little Toaster." Now, all grown up, she truly believed, as all incarnatoonists do, that at night her applicances came to life. And so, at the end of every day, she left a note near the dirty dishes instructing them to take a bath and dry themselves off before she saw them again in the morning.

Etymology: From INCARNATE, meaning embody, personify + CARTOONIST, meaning one who creates caricatures

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wonderful combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:21:00

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Utensilexicon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-tens-uhl-LEX-eh-kon

Sentence: Rhoda had developed her own very extensive utensilexicon, a language whereby she actually believed she could communicate with and encourage her kitchen utensils and appliances as well as other tools to behave in ways beneficial to her.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' (any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose) and 'lexicon' (the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc)

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COMMENTS:

You picked excellent words for your etymology! Slides over the tongue nicely, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 10:01:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:26:00

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Objectihifive

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ob + jekt + eh + hi + fiv

Sentence: Cecile often gave her posessions an objectihifive when they performed well and also, she just talked to them because they became dear to her.

Etymology: Object, Hi, High Five >> To greet or say hello to an object and encourage it with a High Five.

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Nice play on the word objectify - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 10:03:00

works for me! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-25: 11:26:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:23:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-03-25: 15:41:00

Great! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:34:00

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Frwrench

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fur - rench

Sentence: Suzy slowly turned the bolt and this time; used soothing words spoken in frwrench. It seemed to work as the wrench smoothly fit over the bolt and responded to her parisian accent. Job done, thought Suzy as she tipped her beret....

Etymology: french (a romantic languate), wrench (a tool used to tighten bolts).

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COMMENTS:

tres bien! - Nosila, 2010-10-07: 21:52:00

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Wheedlededoodad

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: whee-dle-dee-doo-dad

Sentence: Jenny wanted the job done and she wanted it done now, even if she had to wheedlededoodad all night long.

Etymology: Wheedle -- to use beguiling or artful persuasions, De-- colloquialism meaning the, Doodad--thing or object

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Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 09:53:00

Very clever. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-25: 10:07:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:26:00

Wheedle dee and wheedle dum....very good word!! - Mustang, 2009-03-25: 23:42:00

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