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'I am King Kong!'

DEFINITION: v. To identify so strongly with character from a book, show, or urban legend, that you become convinced that the story is actually about you. n., A person who believes they are a fictional character in wonderfully tragic and heroic story.

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Mythallaboutme

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: myth-all-a-bout-me

Sentence: Sue loved to read stories of mythallaboutme. In her mind she became the heroine, the ingenue, who had to endure horrible 3 headed beasts and one-eyed giants. They had such wonderful, easy lives and really nice hair. These beautiful women never had to deal with real horrible beasts like Larry, the guy in marketing and her sister who always complained about her boyfriend. She just knew that if she waited long enough some handsome son of a god would come and take her off to a far away land where food was prepared by the chef gods and you didn't ever have to wash the dishes.

Etymology: myth: a fictional story of supernatural beings or heroes that serve to explain the natural world, psychology or customs of a socety + mythology: a body of myths associated with an event, person or institution + all + about + me

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Egofabulate

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: e·go·fab·u·late

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Hollylusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hoe/lee/lew/shun/al

Sentence: With each new blockbuster movie, Jimmy becomes Hollylusional taking on all the characteristics of one of the main characters.

Etymology: Hollywood + delusional

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COMMENTS:

I think I know Jimmy. - Mustang, 2008-11-17: 22:49:00

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Proletagonist

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: prohl-tag-oh-nizt

Sentence: Despite his convictions that he could easily clean the Augean stables, woo the heart of Estella, or lead the Joad family to the fruitful valleys of California, James was just your average proletagonist working the day shift at Kinko's.

Etymology: prole - short for proletariat, the working class, protagonist (- pro) - the primary character of a piece of fiction

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COMMENTS:

Alas, poor James. :) - yellowbird, 2008-01-24: 15:18:00

James is probably not your average prole, if he's working at Kinko's! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:11:00

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Metamorfigment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: met-uh-MOR-fig-ment

Sentence: Gladys was an inveterate daydreamer and when reading or viewing works of fiction would often metamorfigment and have realistic hallucinations wherein she became one of the characters in the story.

Etymology: Blend of 'metamorphosis' (conversion, transformation) and 'figment' (a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion)

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COMMENTS:

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-11-17: 12:15:00

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Regolate

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: R'ego-late

Sentence: Kimberly could regolate with many literary heroes. "I know this book is about me" she would say. Zinnia overheard her say this and asked: "What book is that?" Kimberly's answer: Twilight. Zinnia was not surprised, as Kimberly had previously regonized herself in the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Judy Blume and Moses.

Etymology: Relate (to identify with) + Ego (selfish voice inside your head)

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Mockymouse

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Maw key m ow s

Sentence: He rushed to the rescue of everyone in the office like the hero of movies, cartoons, and tv shows. He was a regular dynamo always trying to save the day. He was a real MockyMouse!

Etymology: Play on the word mock (to imitate disparagingly) and the cartoon hero Mighty Mouse

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Biographoon

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: bi-og-ruh-foon

Sentence: That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he's even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead.

Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon.

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COMMENTS:

Clever combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00

Thanks - zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00

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Austentatious

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: osten/tay/shush

Sentence: There is an austentatious group that hangs out in the park wearing period clothing.

Etymology: ostentatious + jane austen

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Heroffiliate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: heer-oh-fil-ee-eyt

Sentence: Roger has a hard time reading fiction. All too often he will heroffiliate with a character and end up either hurting or making a fool of himself when he attempts to do something he has no clue how to do. Just last week he ran his star cruiser into a tree when he switched it to autopilot.

Etymology: hero (a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities) + affiliate (to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate)

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