Verboticism: Biographoon

'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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Uzbazur

Created by: Uzbazur

Pronunciation: OOZBAHZOOR

Sentence: Uzbazur Ashwaurz

Etymology: Black Drum

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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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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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Biographoon

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: bi-og-ruh-foon

Sentence: That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he's even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead.

Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon.

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COMMENTS:

Clever combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00

Thanks - zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00

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Transilvain

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tranz-sil-vayn

Sentence: Clark (who changed his name by deed poll) was so desperate to live out his hero's adventures that he was found stowing away on Challenger in a bid "to reach his unreachable star". He has a well-developed altar ego.

Etymology: Transilvane: (Superman) a fictional small artificial planet with horror movie character inhabitants. Vain: conceited. In vain: without effect or avail; to no purpose

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Chaucerfy

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Chorse-er-thigh

Sentence: Im reading this book called "The Lost Life of a mis-understood husband" and im convinced it's all about me.' Mate, seriously get out more, you don't need to chaucerfy yourself over it. It's probably your mind!

Etymology: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat nicknamed the father of english literature. fy - as in 'mystify' or words with fy at the end.

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maybe chaucerfry would work too - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 13:04:00

Yes, he does need to get out more: otherwise he might turn a "whiter shade of pale!" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 15:50:00

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Mockymouse

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Maw key m ow s

Sentence: He rushed to the rescue of everyone in the office like the hero of movies, cartoons, and tv shows. He was a regular dynamo always trying to save the day. He was a real MockyMouse!

Etymology: Play on the word mock (to imitate disparagingly) and the cartoon hero Mighty Mouse

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Delusivescape

Created by: kmartinmt

Pronunciation: de-lusiv-escape

Sentence: "Tommy imagined himself in every heroic movie, and was later diagnosed with Delusivescape."

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Fictomaniac

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fik-to-MEY-nee-ak

Sentence: Obsessed by Disney characters, but a frazzled fictomaniac, Bob's "plutolatry" convinced him of his true identity.

Etymology: Blend of Fiction & mania

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COMMENTS:

So right on the definition. Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:31:00

love plutolatry - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:05:00

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Inthemannerjones

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: In-the-man-er-joe-ns

Sentence: Tony was such a great fan of action movies he would often daydream about taking the lead part. Lately he had watched so many he had convinced himself that he truly was inthemannerjones and even went out and bought a hat and a whip!!

Etymology: See Indiana Jones(Action/adventure film)

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:57:00

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