Verboticism: Reconnosesense

'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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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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Wholefactory

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \hōl-'fak-t(ə-)rē\

Sentence: Ned's sense of wholefactory would not allow him to pick up the phone, or most anything else for that matter, without smelling it first.

Etymology: whole (of all) + olfactory (of or relating to sense of smell)

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Snootinize

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: SNOO-tin-ize

Sentence: No one knows why he needs to snootinize everything. Perhaps he has a sick scents.

Etymology: scrutinize, snoot

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COMMENTS:

Shazam! Excellent creativity! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 07:57:00

Agreed! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:36:00

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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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Sniffitch

Created by: reverb

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Obsesscent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uhb/ses/sent

Sentence: He is annoyingly obsesscent to the point of whiffing everything he comes in contact with. This schnozealous behaviour is to say the least neurotic and sniffsessive.

Etymology: obsess + scent

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Excellent creation - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 21:55:00

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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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Whifficionado

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \wif-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\

Sentence: Because Hector was a real whifficionado, anything that came near his face -- the phone, his sunglasses, even his girlfriend -- would get scrutinosed, and fragranalyzed. He had a total sniffixation.

Etymology: whiff - "a slight trace of odor or smell" (aspirated var. of Middle English, weffe) + aficionado - "enthusiast" (Spanish, aficion, -from Latin, affectionem)

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COMMENTS:

I sorry if I've stolen "sniffixation" from you. I was unaware that you used it in your sentence. I'm happy to withdraw it & ubstitute "fragranxiety". I'm a fan of whifficionado; it's a great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 04:28:00

No problem. Great minds think alike -- apparently, so do we sometimes. ;) I though that your word 'smellancholy' was brilliant. - Tigger, 2007-11-29: 12:21:00

I think this captures the 'essence' of the definition. - kabloozie, 2007-11-29: 19:52:00

franke Excellent word. Very funny. - franke, 2007-11-30: 10:02:00

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Allfactory

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ahl-FAKT-uh-ree

Sentence: Alex's allfactory awareness overwhelmed him as soon as he entered his date's apartment--there was no way he could date someone whose television smelt like *that*.

Etymology: all + olfactory

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COMMENTS:

I have been waaaay off my game... - mplsbohemian, 2007-11-29: 20:37:00

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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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