Verboticism: Eh

'What's the big deal?'

DEFINITION: n. The unnameable fear which overcomes one when a large silent UFO cruises arrogantly overhead. v. To be frightened by the huge flying objects which exist (for the most part) in your imagination.

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Ufobia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: yoo-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: Ginny has a bad case of UFObia. She is afraid of anything she can't immediately identify that is airborne. Just last week she had a screaming hissy fit when a plastic grocery bag blew her way unexpectedly.

Etymology: UFO (unidentified flying object) + phobia (fear)

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Ufofrighting

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: u f o fright ing

Sentence: The most recent of Lunar’s ufofrightings came at the time she was searching through a particularly tangled shrub in her garden for what, we can only imagine. Lunar knew there was something lurking in that gaudy intertwine of Hydrangea/Lilac: she could sense a presence waiting to lunge! She pressed her lips together. Her piercing gaze into the shrub was easily interrupted by, high in the distant sky, a luminescent puck, a ufofrighting! It immediately removed her from her paranoidormal search into the greenery. Lunar tore quickly into her tiny kitchen, double-locked the door, pressed her lips together and fixed a piercing ghaze up into the sky...

Etymology: from ufo sighting and fright - to fear the appearance of an unidentified flying object

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Paranormia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: par-uh-NOR-mya

Sentence: Felicity was again experiencing a severe bout of paranormia, fearing an assault by imaginary objects from above that only she could see and sense.

Etymology: Blend of 'paranormal' (Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation) and 'paranoia' (A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution)

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Uiffyo

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: U iff ee OH

Sentence: She was paranoid of the paranormal and believed she had a special gift, a seventh sense she called her uiffyo: that iffy sense that she was not alone and she was being watched, maybe even stalked by UFOs. She felt that sense of possibility every day. Every mosquito bite was a possible entry mark from an abductor, every star or airplane above could have been a UFO. But her friends were getting tired of her obsessive and weird behaviour. They all agreed that her uiffyo sense was getting uiffyold.

Etymology: UFO: iffy: uncertain; at issue, in doubt

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COMMENTS:

Maybe she could sing in the dark? "O, Yipee Ki Yay, U iffy I O" - readerwriter, 2009-03-05: 11:37:00

metrohumanx Hahahaha! Thanks for the laughs! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:48:00

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Doomzdaze

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: doomz-dayz

Sentence: It was 1971 and Inertia was too frightened to go out of doors. Doomzdaze, as well as the haze of smoke from a certain dried flower, hung over her like a cloud--a radioactive UFO-shaped cloud. Lately, even the indoors was terrifying. The Paul Klee prints on the walls were alive and talking to her. "Go to the desert," they said. "Wait for the flying saucers to pick you up." Oh, to have the strength to pack the dried apricots and brown rice in the van! Maybe the Ouija board was right: California is falling into the ocean!

Etymology: From DOOMSDAY, a Day of Judgement + DAZE, to stun, stupefy

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-05: 08:41:00

Thanx...some dayz are certainly better than otherz! - readerwriter, 2009-03-05: 11:28:00

terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:37:00

metrohumanx Hilarious! Makes me miss the festival in Mosport! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:45:00

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Fantasymagoria

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fan/tas/ee/mag/or/eea

Sentence: Sally suffered from fantasymagoria every time a Star Trek convention came to town.

Etymology: fantasy + phantasmagoria (shifting series of real or imaginary figures as seen in a dream)

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COMMENTS:

Everyone loves a good fantasy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:12:00

I like the way you think :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:40:00

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Eh

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ? - well it is unnameable

Sentence: Timidia let out a series of grunts and groans, but could not spit out even a single word. She just looked up at the sky, as though there was something hovering there, exhibiting all the signs eh.

Etymology: An expression used when one is speechless, possibly due to being frightened out of one's wits

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COMMENTS:

are you suggesting there is a link between canada and ufos? :) - galwaywegian, 2009-03-05: 08:42:00

is there a link between Irish people and ouchpotatoes? - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:37:00

metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:39:00

Eh! Oh! Eh! Oh! It's a great exclamation ... no matter where you go ... even if it is by UFO! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 14:56:00

I like the sound of a good Eh! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:20:00

metrohumanx You get an "EH-PLUS" for this one! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-06: 13:40:00

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Extraterrorestrial

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekstrətərestrēəl

Sentence: Barbara is convinced that the sky is full of extraterrorestrial objects. How does she explain that you can't see these scary orbs? Cloaking technology! Yes, she has a science affliction.

Etymology: extraterrestrial (of or from outside the earth or its atmosphere}+ terror (extreme fear}

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Doe Barbara have a Jack Rusell terrorerier? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:43:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-03-05: 17:32:00

artr She is a interrorior designer and the Jack Russell just wouldn't match. - artr, 2009-03-07: 17:49:00

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Consteralienation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känstərālēənnāshən

Sentence: Wendell is not allowed to watch Sci-Fi movies. Every time he watches one he is left with an overwhelming sense of consteralienation. Every light in the sky, every unexplained noise he hears is surly extraterrestrial. He is just one step short of wearing tin foil on his head. This wouldn’t look good in his position as CEO of a major corporation.

Etymology: consternation (feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected) + alien (extraterrestrial)

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Highsteria

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hye steer eee aa

Sentence: her highsteria was probably due to something lower down, such as the grass on which she had been picnicking

Etymology: hysteria high

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