Verboticism: Craptimistic

'Look I found a pretty flower.'

DEFINITION: v. To see joy and beauty where others only see complications, trouble and weeds. n. A moment of delight which dissipates as soon as it is shared.

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Pollyanntidote

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pol-ee-ANN-ti-doht/

Sentence: Although little Valerie exhibited a constant love of life, and an exuberance for discovering beauty in even the most mundane things which was almost infectious, her older sister, Sharon, was immune to such charming behavior, and she would almost always attempt to deter Valerie's optimism with her version of a Pollyanntidote. So when Valerie tried to show Sharon how the broken bottle she'd found made the prettiest little rainbows on the sidewalk, Sharon said, "Does it still do that when it's all covered with blood?" Valerie put the bottle down but, undeterred, she looked around, spotted a butterfly, and promptly went running off after it. Sharon thought she spotted a patch of poison ivy in the direction that Valerie was heading, and she idly wondered if a big, itchy rash might curb some of her sister's enthusiasm.

Etymology: Pollyanna - an excessively or blindly optimistic person (in allusion to the influential novel "Pollyanna" about an inspiringly cheerful little girl) + Antidote - a remedy or counteragent (from Greek, antidoton "given as a remedy")

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COMMENTS:

great word tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:50:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:12:00

Great bit of thinking. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:15:00

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Fleelation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flee lay shun

Sentence: We all get feelings of fleelation. You know when your bank statement shows money you never knew you had, only to discover that you were accidentaly credited with someone else's deposit, after you spent it, of course. When you wait for the mail and are delighted to get lots of letters. Except, they are just bills and junk mail...no correspondence from friends. You are excited to get a tax refund of $500, only to find out your spouse owes them $2000 and you are going to have to help him out to pay for it. The worst though is when you are a kid and so excited about Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, only to finally find out it is really your parents. That's fleelation!

Etymology: Flee (run away quickly) & Elation ( a feeling of joy and pride;an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Also contains an element of "fleeting" - karenanne, 2010-06-07: 22:08:00

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Wonderblah

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: won/der/blah

Sentence: The child's enthusiasm and delight was immediately snapped by her mother's negative comment. It was a wonderblah moment.

Etymology: wonder + blah

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COMMENTS:

Wonderblah could describe my experience shopping for bras online yesterday. Why women want those plastic tubes poking at their ribs all day, I'll never know. And why do men wear little nooses around their necks? Do they secretly want to be hung? Or are buttons actually obscene and need to be hidden? I think that just inspired a definition... - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:31:00

I think that, under the circumstances described, Freud may understand! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:20:00

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Pollynannasecond

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: pah lee NAN ah sek und

Sentence: There was that moment, that brief wonderful Pollynannasecond, between the time she reached for the hundred-dollar-bill she found on the street and the moment she saw the truck bearing down upon her, in which she exclaimed into her cell phone to her friend, "Dreams really do come true, and tomorrow I'll finally be able to spend just a little money on a treat for myself!..."

Etymology: nanosecond + Pollyanna (a fictional girl who was unstoppably and, some say, insufferably cheerful and optimistic)

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Dandelionize

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dan/dee/li/on/ize

Sentence: Depending on which of her friends you talked to, Leslie's tendency to dandelionize every situation made her either naive or optomistic.

Etymology: dandelion - plant commonly perceived as a weed, but good in salads and wine lionize -to treat as a celebrity

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Boophoria

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boo-fawr-ee-uh

Sentence: Her parents spent a lifetime building her self-esteem, praising her every utterance, every action. It all came crashing down as she opened her mouth on the stage of American Idol. All she wanted was to share her "wonderful" talent. Now she is in a state of boophoria. Big frigging thanks Mom & Dad!

Etymology: boo (an exclamation of contempt or disapproval) + euphoria (a state of intense happiness and self-confidence)

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Blissipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BLIS-uh-peyt

Sentence: As rainclouds fade away to distant horizons, only the waterless desert blissipates at its sandy dunes.

Etymology: BLISS :Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss, from blīths, from blīthe, joyful; -_SIPATE:from L. sipatus, pp. of (dis)sipare "disperse, squander, disintegrate, cause to vanish" + supare "to throw, scatter about."

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COMMENTS:

very poetic - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Great word Oz! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 14:05:00

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Glassmostasy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: glass/most/a/see

Sentence: Sunny was full of glassmostacy and offered uplifting advice to one and all.

Etymology: glasnost (time of freedom of information in Russia) + glass half full or in this case glass most full + ecstasy

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Utopiaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-TOPE-e-aynt

Sentence: Finding joy and beauty where most others found only ugliness, Little Melanie's eden was in fact, a utopiaint.

Etymology: Blend of 'utopia' (a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions) and 'ain't' (am not : are not : is not)

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Ignobliss

Created by: hfjamma

Pronunciation:

Sentence: ignorance is bliss

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