Verboticism: Shameleon

'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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Shameleon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shamēlyən

Sentence: Joey is a shameleon. When he goes to a movie or play, he often leaves with the feeling that he is somehow connected to the hero and can do much of what was depicted. He has to be very careful choosing what he goes to see. Bond movies? Trouble! Dukes of Hazard? Wrecked his car! His pet gecko may be in trouble if he goes to see **How to train your dragon**.

Etymology: sham (a thing that is not what it is purported to be) + chameleon (a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail, long extensible tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and a highly developed ability to change color)

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COMMENTS:

sHAMELESS - Nosila, 2010-04-16: 23:19:00

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Pretendgonist

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: pre-tend-go-nyst

Sentence: Trina is such a pretendgonist that after she read Romeo and Juliet she believed she was one of the main characters so deeply that she began making funeral arrangements and walking around in mourning for her dear departed Romeo; she snapped out of it when I reminded her that if she is Juliet, then she died too.

Etymology: pretend- to make believe + protagonist - main character in a story

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:56:00

metrohumanx Brilliantly literate. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:14:00

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Demifraud

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: demēfrôd

Sentence: Wesley loves movies, especially those that depict heroes with supernatural powers. This is because they remind him of himself. When people see him racing down the sidewalk on his Segway, wearing his scarlet cape, all they see is a demifraud.

Etymology: demigod (a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity) + fraud (a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities)

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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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Egofabulate

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: e·go·fab·u·late

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Transmogrifancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - MOG - ruh - fan - see

Sentence: While reading fantasy stories Mary Beth would often transmogrifancy and actually come to believe she was the heroine in the story.

Etymology: Transmogrify + fancy (fantasize)

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COMMENTS:

Anyone that takes a root word from Calvin and Hobbes has my automatic vote. - Banky, 2008-01-24: 15:35:00

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Wonderlie

Created by: Biscotti

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Iamesbond

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: I ams Bond

Sentence: It was only after he had screeched off in his astin martin that the guests realised that he was an IamesBond. Then all the strange martini demands, leering looks at female guests and the fact he was wearing a tuxedo to a bbq fell into place.

Etymology: James Bond (fictional character) + I + am + bond (to connect with)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle i thought the word was Lamesbond for a moment... which works too :) - libertybelle, 2008-11-17: 09:28:00

Very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-18: 03:12:00

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Dreamation

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: dream/a/tion

Sentence: its like day dreaming

Etymology: dream+ation

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Centrify

Created by: denduurs

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