Verboticism: Phenomicon

'Going where no man has gone before.'

DEFINITION: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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Amassakitch

Created by: jawjee

Pronunciation: uh MA su kitch

Sentence: The astounding amassaktich surrounding "Q" is frightening in its intensity.

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Fadhallowness

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FAD-hal-LOW-ness

Sentence: Bob's fadhallowness change so often that people started describing him, and his ways, as "headfallow."

Etymology: Blend of FAD: craze, trend; HALLOW: holy & -ness: state of. Cognate: Fadhallow, Fadhallower.

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metrohumanx trendy bendy mellow fellow? - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:40:00

encompasses everything - very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:42:00

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Tradictional

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: truh-dick-shun-ul

Sentence: Did you see that the JRR Tolkien scholar, follower, and fangirl convention is coming to the convention center this weekend?... Yeah, all those tradictional costumes drive me insane. Plus none of the fangirls can read the directional signs in elvish, so they all ask for directions at the gas station where I work.

Etymology: from tradition + fictional + addiction

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Abbasolution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ab ba so loo shun

Sentence: After the competition met their "Waterloo" at Eurovision, ABBA became a cult religion that has lasted over 30 years. Yes, ABBAcadaABBAra! and the faith ABBAsolution was Bjorn, where new followers say "I do, I do, I do, I do, I do", to it everyday. The group's, "I have a Dream" became mantra for others as well. It's "The Name of the Game" that many ordinary people take sABBAticals and ABBAdicate their responsibilities to become "Super Troupers", spending all their "Money, Money, Money" on music, paraphanalia and tickets. (I mean "Does Your Mother Know?") One of the Bennyfits of this faith, is that you can "Take A Chance On Me" and meet some "Fernando" or "Chiquitita" who will say: "Lay All Your Love On Me" and make you a "Dancing Queen" after you belt out that fine old hymm (him?)..."Gimme, Gimme, Gimme A Man After Midnight!" "Knowing Me, Knowing You" it's the best they can do, because they do not believe in ABBAstinence. "Mamma Mia", this ABBAsolution has spread from ABBArdeen to Addis ABBAba to ABBAsynnia and even ABBAtibi, Quebec ("Voulez-Vous?"). The ABBApeal is mAgnethic to devotees Anna-Frieda to join in. Instead of saying Amen...fans say, "Thank You For The Music!" and "SOS"...Save Our Souls, ABBAsolutely!)

Etymology: ABBA - Famous Swedish Foursome (Agnetha,Bjorn,Benny & Anna-Frieda) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and released their first album in 1975 and went on to top the pop charts for years, only to have had recent revivals of new generations of fans since the release of Mamma Mia, the stage and movie musical) & Absolution (forgiveness;formal redemption as a religious act in the sacrament of the penance) & Solution (a set of values;a statement that solves a problem or finds answers)

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metrohumanx Wow! VERY thorough, Nosila...as usual, you excel. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:07:00

Shake a tea-towel tell me what's wrong and absolution may be hours. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 17:46:00

You are ABBAsolved of any sins associated with the creation of this word! - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 04:43:00

Another good word and great story - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:19:00

Another good word and great story - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:19:00

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Streetcreed

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: street'-kreed

Sentence: You can spot the rise of a new streetcreed by watching for new verbs (e.g. to McGyver something - to engineer a solution using improbable though commonly found items) to enter the vernacular.

Etymology: street cred (popular legitimacy) + creed (religion)

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petaj I like it. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:24:00

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Spockism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Spahk-ism

Sentence: The trekkies exhibited spockism as they stood in line for the convention for 5 days.

Etymology: Spock - distinctive character in Star Trek ism - makes it a noun

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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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Fanimism

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: FAN-im-izm

Sentence: Although the show was cancelled before its time, thousands of devoted Fanimists incorporated its ideals into their everyday lives.

Etymology: Fan + Animism - the belief that things have souls. Fans attribute the "spirit" of the show/book/etc to all aspects of life, not merely those things directly related to the entertainment property.

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Warholygrail

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: war/holey/grayle

Sentence: The quest for the warholygrail causes millions to seek their 15 minutes of fame.

Etymology: Andy Warhol + holy grail

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metrohumanx Artsy, arcane and inspired. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:18:00

Could spark a holy war. Bananas. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 17:42:00

So Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Can could indeed be Can-A-Lot, the new Holy Grail Musical... - Nosila, 2008-08-12: 20:52:00

Congrats: i tried to put Andy in there; but failed! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:16:00

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Mjainism

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Em-jane-izm

Sentence: Did you hear all those rumors about the Walt Disney religion among children, that MJainism won't last a year...

Etymology: MJ (Michael "King of Pop" Jackson) + Jainism (An Indian religion)

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