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Heroffiliate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: heer-oh-fil-ee-eyt

Sentence: Roger has a hard time reading fiction. All too often he will heroffiliate with a character and end up either hurting or making a fool of himself when he attempts to do something he has no clue how to do. Just last week he ran his star cruiser into a tree when he switched it to autopilot.

Etymology: hero (a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities) + affiliate (to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate)

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Biobliophile

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: by-o-blee-o-file

Sentence: You know she's a biobliophile if she clicks her heels together when she's homesick.

Etymology: biography + bibliophile

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Transmogulfry

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: tranz-MOE-gull-fry (transmogulfried;transmogulfriar)

Sentence: Cosmo was a very likeable chap-superintelligent and kind to small furry things. I knew him briefly in junior high school, before he disappeared into the sordid subculture of the sixties. No more was heard from him until surfaced one day at Eva's Soup Kitchen. In the intervening decades, Cosmo had TRANSMOGULFRIED to a significant degree. He regaled everyone with his stories about his fortune, made and lost, as a Sheep Wrangler in New Zealand. A few minutes later, he explained his life with the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. He had been a rocket sled test pilot, a dental floss tycoon, and he could reel off a list of movies he had starred in under various names. Cosmo had TRANSMOGULFRIED his brain, but he was sure to inherit Ted Turner's vast fortune after he liberated Inner Mongolia and become an Ascended Master. Cosmo was a close personal friend of Doctor Terwilliger, whose thousand piano students would one day perform the ultimate piano recital. Cosmo perfected perpetual motion and the motor-operated pushover, but was cheated out of the royalties. He refused to accept money or tobacco, even if it wasn't damp. However, there was ONE favor he asked...please refer to him by his rightful name: Alexander Vasilievich Ungern Von Sternberg.

Etymology: TRANSmogrify+MOGUL+FRY=TRANSMOGULFRY...TRANSMOGRIFY:to change or alter one's perceptions or lifestyle,greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect, often to the detriment of one's sanity;origin unknown.....MOGUL: A person wielding great power, however imaginary- a tycoon or magnate;Persian Mughul, from Mongolian mong╬│ol Mongol.....FRY: To abuse one's brain to the point of delusion through accidental or intentional ingestion of psychotropic substances, particularly SOMA-the divine mushroom of immortality.... Or an industrial accident or other traumatic event.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Nice paintings here: http://www.roerich.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-11-17: 03:42:00

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:59:00

Cosmo sounds like The Great Pretender or Catch Me If You Can... - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:46:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-11-17: 22:47:00

hyperborean I like this one because it is one of the few verbs. - hyperborean, 2008-11-17: 23:00:00

Yep, good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-18: 03:09:00

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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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Pretcreatuselfing

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: Pret-creetu-sell-fing

Sentence: My best friend Aaron started jumping about like a kangaroo today. He never stopped. It's probably because of that show on Australia we watched yesterday. He never seems to be able to stop himself from Pretcreatuselfing. You never know when he might pretcreatuself himself as Steve Jobs, and start spewing Apples from his mouth.

Etymology: Pret(Pretend; fantasy or a myth) + Creatu(Creature; character) + Self(Assuming one's own self).

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Fantasme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fan tas mee

Sentence: When Wendy read books, she automatically related to the main character so strongly, that the fiction became a fantasme for her.

Etymology: Fantasy (imagination unrestricted by reality) & Me (first person singular;I)

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Biographoon

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: bi-og-ruh-foon

Sentence: That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he's even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead.

Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon.

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COMMENTS:

Clever combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00

Thanks - zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00

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Novelteaser

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nov ell tee zer

Sentence: Sidney was such a novelteaser, that he thought all books were about him...when he finished the thesaurus, he thought he was a dinosaur!

Etymology: Novel (fictional story) & teaser (attention getting, mocking)

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Literactor

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: lit-er-act-or

Sentence: As the literactor, of every heroine, of every book, she read, she was a real escape artist.

Etymology: Combo of literature and actor. Did she litter her mind with too much imagination?

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Centrify

Created by: denduurs

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