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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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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Dejalieu

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: day-ja-loo

Sentence: Unfortunately, when Sandra read The Metamorphosis to her rodent friend, he experienced such a strong feeling of dejalieu that he turned into a large roach and had to be smashed immediately.

Etymology: deja vu (a familiar feeling) + in lieu of (in place of, or instead of)

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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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Hollylusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Hol/ly/lus/ion/al

Sentence: With each new blockbuster movie, Jimmy becomes Hollylusional taking on all the characteristics of one of the main characters.

Etymology: Hollywood + delusional

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COMMENTS:

Perhaps it's time he was prescribed "blockbusters!" Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:21:00

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Carreycature

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: karry/ka/chur

Sentence: He had become such a carreycature that you could never be sure if you would encounter the Cable Guy, Bruce Almighty or Ace Ventura.

Etymology: caricature + carrey (as in Jim Carrey)

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COMMENTS:

Like the way your creation incorporates what a cartoon of a charcter such people do become! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:30:00

thanks silvery - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:04:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:23:00

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Hollylusional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hoe/lee/lew/shun/al

Sentence: With each new blockbuster movie, Jimmy becomes Hollylusional taking on all the characteristics of one of the main characters.

Etymology: Hollywood + delusional

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COMMENTS:

I think I know Jimmy. - Mustang, 2008-11-17: 22:49:00

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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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Readceptor

Created by: avklive

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Reading about strong people impresses me strongly - I'm such a readceptor!

Etymology: reader + perception

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Skitsophrenic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /skit-suh-fren-ik/

Sentence: Every time Julian watches the movie Star Wars, especially the jedi fight scenes, he becomes a total skitsophrenic — he thinks he's Luke Skywalker, and he jumps up and starts fighting off illusionary enemies with his imaginary lightsaber. He's such an autobiografool!

Etymology: skit - a short literary or theatrical piece, or sketch (from Old Norse, skjuta "to shoot") + schizophrenic - term used to describe a person with multiple personality disorder (from Greek, skhizein "to split" & phrenic "of the mind")

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COMMENTS:

Good word tigger!! Love the word use and blendage! :) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-24: 04:30:00

Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:34:00

Great word, but don't let Julian watch "Sybil" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:10:00

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