Verboticism: Idensniffication

'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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Olfactation

Created by: jaymiex

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Snufflephilia

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Snuf fle philia

Sentence: Allergy season has the tendency to turn large groups with normal nostril behavior into snufflephiles. It is not just allergies that inflict people with snufflephilia; some individuals are inexorably compelled to sample the smorgasbord of odors populating this world.

Etymology: Snuffle (to sniff) & -philia (tendency towards)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Odors are one of the most powerful memory-jogging senses we posess- the region of the brain that stores memories is intimately linked with the ability to smell.sniff sniff! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:06:00

zxvasdf I reckon Proust made that school of thought popular. If you have children, it's advisable to impress upon them importance of a lesson with an unique, custom made smell. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-28: 00:33:00

metrohumanx I remember that "sour kid smell" all too well. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:46:00

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Snifferize

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: snif-er-ize

Sentence: Teddy had a problem as he would always snifferize his cell phone when it rang.

Etymology: Play on the word sniff

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Overscentsative

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Over-sents-ative

Sentence: Horacio often thought he could detect odors on things that no one else could. Objects which most people thought had no odor, he felt most compelled to pick up and smell, just to be sure. Perhaps he was just being overscentsative but he just couldn't stop trying to smell everything he picked up..... Wait, I think that smells pretty good, let me see.

Etymology: "Over" as in beyond some norm or limit + "Scents" or odors + "ative" suffix meaning of, relating to or connecting with.

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COMMENTS:

Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-27: 08:54:00

metrohumanx Excellent word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:13:00

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Scentimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent i men tal

Sentence: Jill hated when Harvey went into his scentimental mode and sniffed everything in sight and imagined the worst of all things he smelled.

Etymology: Scent (smell, aroma) & Mental (affected by a disorder of the mind) & Wordplay on Sentimental (effusively or insincerely emotional)

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Urgescent

thegoatisbad

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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Nosphonatu

Created by: awesomoshis

Pronunciation: Nose-phone-ah-two

Sentence: I've been experiencing severe nosphonatu every since I dropped my phone in the toilet.

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Snexpertiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: snek-spurt-iff

Sentence: He snexpertiffed anything in sight like a german shepherd police dog looking for contraband.

Etymology: sniff + expert

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Nanal

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Nostrail

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: nos/trayl

Sentence: He was famous for his picky nostrail. He could pick up a scent a mile away.

Etymology: nostril + trail

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