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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: Jenny and Joe met at an 'X-Men' convention in New York last year. The things they love most about their cultasy are the costumes and the chants recited three times a day in hopes that they will come in contact with the natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros. One of their favourite cultasy parting statements is: "May all the earthbound X-rays find your path today and lead you to freedom, purity and adventure."

Etymology: CULT (a group, or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, or ideal) + FANTASY (wondrous, or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing)

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Nerdsect

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: nurd-seckt

Sentence: Joining the Star Trek nerdsect meant never having to apologise for wearing tight fitting polyester to work again.

Etymology: nerd (geek, dweeb, neb) + sect (cult)

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Fanchise

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Lloyd should have known that the Toxic Avenger had reached fanchise status when Troma fans errected a statue of Toxie in Lloyd's front yard and began a re-enactment of the final scene to the first film, complete with cascading intestines.

Etymology: There is disagreement on the origins of this word. Basically an altered spelling of 'franchise,' the term 'fanchise' may have it's other roots in either 'fan' (an ardent admirer or enthusiast) or the more extreme 'fanatic' (excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion). Most scholars have settled on the latter, citing the common conflation of religious fervor and fanaticism in American culture.

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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:44:00

Good one! My fave so far! - lumina, 2008-08-12: 16:48:00

metrohumanx Good word, No Other Authors ! Own up! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:15:00

Thanks, all! metrohumanx, I'm not sure that I understand your comment. - Filthy, 2008-08-12: 23:37:00

good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 18:25:00

metrohumanx My page comes up with no author for this word...only the message"No other authors in this group"...so i don't know who wrote it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-15: 23:56:00

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Populossus

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌppjuˈlɑsəs/

Sentence: While numbers are important to a populossus, the presence of too many fans decreases the devotees' sense of community, causing the fad to become absorbed into the much larger popular zeitgeist.

Etymology: from popular + colossus

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Trekism

Created by: Spark

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Jedification

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Jed/i/fi/cation

Sentence: Mmm mused Mr. Yoda, what with the house prices and all the roomy interstellar 2 craft parking spaces round here, undergoing quite the jedification, this area is.

Etymology: Blend of : jedi (star wars religion)+ gentrification (middle classification of an area)

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metrohumanx I was leaning towards the Jedi....good fusion, Punge! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:33:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:43:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:14:00

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Fanaticult

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fah-nah-tee-cult

Sentence: The Spockonian Fanaticult was the new religion rivaling Christianity in 101 G.T. [Geek Times].

Etymology: fan + fanaticism + cult

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 10:01:00

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Getalifestyle

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: get-a-LIFE-stile

Sentence: Sure the sex was a hoot, but when she cried out in Klingon in the heat of passion, he realized he'd had enough of her freaky überfan getalifestyle.

Etymology: "Get a life!" + lifestyle

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Presleyterian

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: prez-lee-TEER-ee-uhn

Sentence: American Idol is well on the way to becoming a new Presleyterian.

Etymology: Presley, after Elvis Presley + presbyterian, a common Christian sect.

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COMMENTS:

Hunka burnin' love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 11:00:00

We have an assembly of cureitans who meet on Queen Street and worship Robert Smith - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 12:03:00

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Scifology

Created by: Jmakin

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Her Scifology became an irritant to our relationship.

Etymology: (Science fiction)+ (theology)= Scifology

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