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Fanimism

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: FAN-im-izm

Sentence: Although the show was cancelled before its time, thousands of devoted Fanimists incorporated its ideals into their everyday lives.

Etymology: Fan + Animism - the belief that things have souls. Fans attribute the "spirit" of the show/book/etc to all aspects of life, not merely those things directly related to the entertainment property.

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Trektarianism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trek tair ian ism

Sentence: When Jock Spock came out of the ladies washroom at the Star Trek Convention, he gave the Vulcan hand signal and said, "Live long and Prosper". Being a strict follower of trektarianism, he hoped his clever response would divert the ire of the waiting women. It did not.

Etymology: Trek (as in Star Trek, popular sci-fi TV series) & Tractarianism (principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called Tracts for the Times)

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Fadhallowness

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FAD-hal-LOW-ness

Sentence: Bob's fadhallowness change so often that people started describing him, and his ways, as "headfallow."

Etymology: Blend of FAD: craze, trend; HALLOW: holy & -ness: state of. Cognate: Fadhallow, Fadhallower.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx trendy bendy mellow fellow? - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:40:00

encompasses everything - very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:42:00

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Abbasolution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ab ba so loo shun

Sentence: After the competition met their "Waterloo" at Eurovision, ABBA became a cult religion that has lasted over 30 years. Yes, ABBAcadaABBAra! and the faith ABBAsolution was Bjorn, where new followers say "I do, I do, I do, I do, I do", to it everyday. The group's, "I have a Dream" became mantra for others as well. It's "The Name of the Game" that many ordinary people take sABBAticals and ABBAdicate their responsibilities to become "Super Troupers", spending all their "Money, Money, Money" on music, paraphanalia and tickets. (I mean "Does Your Mother Know?") One of the Bennyfits of this faith, is that you can "Take A Chance On Me" and meet some "Fernando" or "Chiquitita" who will say: "Lay All Your Love On Me" and make you a "Dancing Queen" after you belt out that fine old hymm (him?)..."Gimme, Gimme, Gimme A Man After Midnight!" "Knowing Me, Knowing You" it's the best they can do, because they do not believe in ABBAstinence. "Mamma Mia", this ABBAsolution has spread from ABBArdeen to Addis ABBAba to ABBAsynnia and even ABBAtibi, Quebec ("Voulez-Vous?"). The ABBApeal is mAgnethic to devotees Anna-Frieda to join in. Instead of saying Amen...fans say, "Thank You For The Music!" and "SOS"...Save Our Souls, ABBAsolutely!)

Etymology: ABBA - Famous Swedish Foursome (Agnetha,Bjorn,Benny & Anna-Frieda) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and released their first album in 1975 and went on to top the pop charts for years, only to have had recent revivals of new generations of fans since the release of Mamma Mia, the stage and movie musical) & Absolution (forgiveness;formal redemption as a religious act in the sacrament of the penance) & Solution (a set of values;a statement that solves a problem or finds answers)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Wow! VERY thorough, Nosila...as usual, you excel. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:07:00

Shake a tea-towel tell me what's wrong and absolution may be hours. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 17:46:00

You are ABBAsolved of any sins associated with the creation of this word! - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 04:43:00

Another good word and great story - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:19:00

Another good word and great story - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:19:00

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Agogaligalegion

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: uh-GOG-uh-LIG-uh-LEE-djun

Sentence: Whilst wandering wistfully around the Metropolis,Wallace wondered at the latest AGOGALIGALEGION that had formed outside.Masticating mavens of merchandising made many miscreants marvel at the multitudes which had massed at the megamall. The latest coordinated assault of capitalism has resulted in the simultaneous release of The Movie, The Book, The CEEDEE and The Action Figures...and now the riot squad was getting restless. The number of demented devotees was exceeded only by the record-breaking box office receipts. Clad in their officially-endorsed uniforms, the AGOGALIGALEGION surged forward uncontrollably. This could be worse than the time the bottom dropped out of the Pokemon market. Wallace watched warily as the pumps were primed on the water cannon...

Etymology: AGOG+LIGAture+LEGION=AGOGALIGALEGION___AGOG:full of intense interest or excitement;Middle French en gogues in mirth___LIGATURE:something that is used to bind;something that unites or connects…Middle English,from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare to bind, tie___LEGION:a very large number; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin legion-, legio, from legere to gather.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verbotomists arise! Vote early, vote often! The early bird catches the worm. (but the second mouse gets the cheese) http://kukuklok.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:30:00

I'm all agog at your paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 16:58:00

Love the word, even though it sounds like I am gargling when I try to say it!It might also be a cure for sore throats! - Nosila, 2008-08-12: 20:51:00

metrohumanx Yeah- a lotta tongue flapping involved here. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:02:00

Terrific and crazy - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:13:00

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Scifidolatry

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh fye doll a tree

Sentence: the sheer vulcanicity of his scifidolatry kept him klinging on to the slightest enterprising young stardate like a windblown roofer hanging tightly to the wainscottying.

Etymology: sci fi, idolatry

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COMMENTS:

petaj You've picard a good theme for your sentence. I nearly Shatner myself chuckling. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 07:18:00

Stellar sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 08:02:00

Love it. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:35:00

was his name Roger Dolatry? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 14:56:00

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Populossus

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌppjuˈlɑsəs/

Sentence: While numbers are important to a populossus, the presence of too many fans decreases the devotees' sense of community, causing the fad to become absorbed into the much larger popular zeitgeist.

Etymology: from popular + colossus

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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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Amassakitch

Created by: jawjee

Pronunciation: uh MA su kitch

Sentence: The astounding amassaktich surrounding "Q" is frightening in its intensity.

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Jedification

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Jed/i/fi/cation

Sentence: Mmm mused Mr. Yoda, what with the house prices and all the roomy interstellar 2 craft parking spaces round here, undergoing quite the jedification, this area is.

Etymology: Blend of : jedi (star wars religion)+ gentrification (middle classification of an area)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I was leaning towards the Jedi....good fusion, Punge! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:33:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:43:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:14:00

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