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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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Nerdsect

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: nurd-seckt

Sentence: Joining the Star Trek nerdsect meant never having to apologise for wearing tight fitting polyester to work again.

Etymology: nerd (geek, dweeb, neb) + sect (cult)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Theoculturism

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: the-o-cul-tur-ism

Sentence: Worshipping at the seat of the Holy Portal was often his favoured way of celebrating a new theoculturism.

Etymology: theo- + culture + ism

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Popcult

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pop-cult

Sentence: he knew he belonged in this popcult because he already had a lot of Faith...he also had a lot of Buffy, Willow, Angel, Oz, Xander, Gunn, Wesley, Fred, Anya, Lorne, Giles, Dawn, Connor and Cordelielia....but Faith was still his favourite.

Etymology: pop culture, cult

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COMMENTS:

Damn you for stealing the most obvious, and thus most appropriate verboticism. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 01:58:00

yes.... i bet your very jealous that you didn't have this little vote-magnet all for yourself.....what's that?...sorry you'll need to speak up so i can here you over the crickets...and watch out for the tumbleweeds... - rikboyee, 2007-06-19: 18:28:00

Well, you got as many votes as I did. And I firmly believe that the best verboticism does not always win. In fact, it usually doesn't, in my opinion. - ErWenn, 2007-06-20: 00:08:00

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Fanchise

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Lloyd should have known that the Toxic Avenger had reached fanchise status when Troma fans errected a statue of Toxie in Lloyd's front yard and began a re-enactment of the final scene to the first film, complete with cascading intestines.

Etymology: There is disagreement on the origins of this word. Basically an altered spelling of 'franchise,' the term 'fanchise' may have it's other roots in either 'fan' (an ardent admirer or enthusiast) or the more extreme 'fanatic' (excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion). Most scholars have settled on the latter, citing the common conflation of religious fervor and fanaticism in American culture.

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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:44:00

Good one! My fave so far! - lumina, 2008-08-12: 16:48:00

metrohumanx Good word, No Other Authors ! Own up! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:15:00

Thanks, all! metrohumanx, I'm not sure that I understand your comment. - Filthy, 2008-08-12: 23:37:00

good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 18:25:00

metrohumanx My page comes up with no author for this word...only the message"No other authors in this group"...so i don't know who wrote it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-15: 23:56:00

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Phenomicon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Fe-nom-i-con

Sentence: It is hard to believe that a simple TV show could become a phemonicon for a whole generation.

Etymology: Phenomenon + Icon

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I know...it's revolting. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:42:00

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Ardorbrity

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ar door brit e

Sentence: The huge modern day cult Ardorbrity has reachead astronomical numbers of devoted followers. The number of official Ardorbritans has hit the 200 million spot this week and is no doubt still rising.

Etymology: Ardor - intense devotion, eagerness, or enthusiasm; zeal: his well-known ardor for Chinese art. Celebrity - a famous or well-known person.

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Presleyterian

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: prez-lee-TEER-ee-uhn

Sentence: American Idol is well on the way to becoming a new Presleyterian.

Etymology: Presley, after Elvis Presley + presbyterian, a common Christian sect.

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COMMENTS:

Hunka burnin' love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 11:00:00

We have an assembly of cureitans who meet on Queen Street and worship Robert Smith - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 12:03:00

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: See 'Comments' below - My cultasy requires that I chant each morning and it distracted me and I put my sentence in the 'Comments' box. Please forgive me and may all the earthbound X-rays find your path today and lead you to freedom, purity and adventure.

Etymology: cult + fantasy

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COMMENTS:

Jimmy and Jenny met at a 'X-Men' conference in New York last year. What they love most about their cultasy are the costumes and the chants recited three times a day in hopes that they will come in contact natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-19: 07:56:00

My cultasy would be travelling in the Tardis. It would be great for holidays and shopping and you'd never have to worry about parking - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:26:00

Or making phone calls. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:30:00

You _could_ take the Tardis shopping, though the driver would probably drop you off a few decades either too early or too late. Depending on what you want to buy, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. Showing up 10 years late to buy a Wii: good. Showing up 10 years late to buy a limited-edition Pokemon card: bad. Showing up 100 years early to buy a personal computer: bad. Showing up 100 years early to buy a passenger pigeon: good. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 16:57:00

You'd also probably have to save the lives, livelihoods, and/or rights of anyone who didn't die immediately upon your arrival, but that's a small price to pay, isn't it? - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 16:58:00

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