Verboticism: Overscentsative

'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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Sniffixation

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: snif-fik-SEYT-shun

Sentence: Bob's sniffixation was becoming serious. If he couldn't identify each odor specifically, he would become smellancholy and full of fragranxiety. However, Roxie wasn't worried. After all Bob was of Greek background, and one of his ancestors was a fellow called Odorpus Reakes!

Etymology: Sniffixation: conflation of sniff: to investigate, percieve, or detect by or as if by sniffing; to smell & fixation: compulsive peoccupation with something. Cognates: Sniffixate, Sniffixatious.

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I think his ancestor was famous also for solving 'the riddle of the stinx' - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-29: 14:20:00

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Inhailstorm

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in hayle storm

Sentence: Being with Eddie was like always being in an inhailstorm. This was because he had to compulsively sniff at each and everything, just to ensure it had not gone off. One could easily testify that the only thing that had ever "gone off" was Eddie himself. Once a gifted wine "nose" and then a gifted perfume "nose", Eddie had smelltered himself to the situation where people only called upon him if their carbon monoxide detectors failed or they suspected a gas leak. Yes, Eddie had stuck his nose in one too many places and now was facing a de-scent into madness!

Etymology: hail (precipitate as small ice particles;enthusiastic greeting ) & inhale (to breathe in) & hailstorm (a storm during which hail falls)

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metrohumanx PEALS of uproarious laughter, Lady! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:03:00

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Obscensitivity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ob-sens-uh-TIV-uh-ty

Sentence: Ralph had a major case of obscentsitivity and would sniff everything, foods, personal grooming tools, and other inanimate objects with some kind of misguided notion that he could determine the safety or value of those things.

Etymology: Blend of obsessive, scent, and sensitivity.

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metrohumanx A triple whammy! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:09:00

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Funkjunkie

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: funk-junk-ee

Sentence: Fenella's compulsive sniffing had a nasty side-effect whereby she became addicted to strong, even repulsive, odours. She was diagnosed as a funkjunkie.

Etymology: funk (a strong smell) + junkie (addict)

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Good one petaj. I like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-29: 19:08:00

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Nostrilla

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nästrilə

Sentence: Nostrilla was attacking Tokyo again. Unlike his cousin Godzilla who could exhale atomic breath and use his laser vision. Nostrilla did damage by inhaling. When he stopped to smell the roses, he also smelled cars, office buildings and the inhabitants therein. It was never clear if he meant to do harm or just had a bad case of the sniffles.

Etymology: nostril: either of two external openings of the nasal cavity in vertebrates that admit air to the lungs and smells to the olfactory nerves. + Godzilla: name of a huge prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films from 1955

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metrohumanx Love those giant rubber monsters! Gammera. Rodan.Mozilla. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:13:00

metrohumanx http://www.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/godzilla.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:21:00

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Snufflephilia

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Snuf fle philia

Sentence: Allergy season has the tendency to turn large groups with normal nostril behavior into snufflephiles. It is not just allergies that inflict people with snufflephilia; some individuals are inexorably compelled to sample the smorgasbord of odors populating this world.

Etymology: Snuffle (to sniff) & -philia (tendency towards)

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metrohumanx Odors are one of the most powerful memory-jogging senses we posess- the region of the brain that stores memories is intimately linked with the ability to smell.sniff sniff! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:06:00

zxvasdf I reckon Proust made that school of thought popular. If you have children, it's advisable to impress upon them importance of a lesson with an unique, custom made smell. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-28: 00:33:00

metrohumanx I remember that "sour kid smell" all too well. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:46:00

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Tactonate

Created by: flyingheadlice

Pronunciation: TAK-toh-nate

Sentence: He likes to tactonate his belly button lint.

Etymology: tactile, nasal

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Whiffappropo

Created by: psi4got

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Sentence: Janelle looked over to find Dave in a fit of whiffappropo with his phone. "Would you please stop doing that in public!" she said under her breath.

Etymology: To catch a whiff of an odor and breathe in sharply through the nose to identify the 'flavor.' Appropo comes from a deliberate twist of the French word apropos meaning appropriate and in this case does it smell proper at this time.

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Reconnosesense

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree kon ohs ens

Sentence: His reconnosesense was unstinting even when the object was unstinking

Etymology: reconnaissance nose sense

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-27: 13:26:00

metrohumanx Very nice. Concise sentence, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:14:00

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Kingpong

Created by: Khikhob

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