Verboticism: Iconolize

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Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: street'-kreed

Sentence: You can spot the rise of a new streetcreed by watching for new verbs (e.g. to McGyver something - to engineer a solution using improbable though commonly found items) to enter the vernacular.

Etymology: street cred (popular legitimacy) + creed (religion)


petaj I like it. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:24:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: len - un - eyt

Sentence: In 1965, Julia became a Lennonite. She listened to the Beatles endelessly and became so obsessed with John Lennon that she worshipped him as if he were a God.

Etymology: Lennon (John Lennon), Mennonite ( a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations )


sanssouci Lennonite this is a fab word, I am suprised there wasn't a mass cult dedicated to Lennon anyway. - sanssouci, 2010-01-13: 18:50:00

Imagine... - Nosila, 2010-01-13: 21:21:00


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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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Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Geek-bon-nicks

Sentence: Poindexter couldn\'t wait to show off his new found grasp of geekbonics, so he tried to work it in every conversation he could as he mingled with the masses at the annual sci-fi convention.

Etymology: Geek-(a nerd,computer & or movie obbsessed.)Ebonics-(form of slang,made famous by urban youth)

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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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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bor-gan-iz-a-shun

Sentence: It wasn't long before the Star Trek series went from a simple buycon, content with selling action figures of Spock and Kirk, to a borganization, with a huge cult-like following of devotees.

Etymology: borg, organization


borgiful! - remistram, 2007-06-19: 09:50:00

I like the "bonus word" you gave us - buycon. I'm assuming that's a capitalist icon? - bigdog, 2007-06-19: 16:08:00

Let's hear one for the borgs. - texmom, 2007-06-19: 17:29:00

Not sure that buycon is original, but it popped into my mind when I was thinking about all those toys I felt I had to buy for my son years ago. Yep, it's a capitalist icon. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 18:00:00


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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Comi - coke

Sentence: Girlfriend.... nope, Job .... nada, Health.... no bueno. But as long as Hermes had his WOW character "LadiesMan", he had all the comicoke he needed.

Etymology: Comicon - cocaine (both addictive and debilitating)

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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)


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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Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: wer-star-ship

Sentence: Jim really displayed his worstarship when he attended the space convention wearing his best uniform.

Etymology: worship + starship

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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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