Verboticism: Floptimist

'Look I found a pretty flower.'

DEFINITION: v. To see joy and beauty where others only see complications, trouble and weeds. n. A moment of delight which dissipates as soon as it is shared.

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Opticynic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äptəsinik

Sentence: Gloria is a true football fan. Her favorite team doesn’t give her much to cheer about. She is an opticynic whenever something good happens. If her team scores a touchdown she starts to celebrate but immediately expects and looks for a penalty flag.

Etymology: optimist (hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something) + cynic (a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons)

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Pollyanntidote

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pol-ee-ANN-ti-doht/

Sentence: Although little Valerie exhibited a constant love of life, and an exuberance for discovering beauty in even the most mundane things which was almost infectious, her older sister, Sharon, was immune to such charming behavior, and she would almost always attempt to deter Valerie's optimism with her version of a Pollyanntidote. So when Valerie tried to show Sharon how the broken bottle she'd found made the prettiest little rainbows on the sidewalk, Sharon said, "Does it still do that when it's all covered with blood?" Valerie put the bottle down but, undeterred, she looked around, spotted a butterfly, and promptly went running off after it. Sharon thought she spotted a patch of poison ivy in the direction that Valerie was heading, and she idly wondered if a big, itchy rash might curb some of her sister's enthusiasm.

Etymology: Pollyanna - an excessively or blindly optimistic person (in allusion to the influential novel "Pollyanna" about an inspiringly cheerful little girl) + Antidote - a remedy or counteragent (from Greek, antidoton "given as a remedy")

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COMMENTS:

great word tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:50:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:12:00

Great bit of thinking. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:15:00

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Happydamper

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hap-pE-camp-per

Sentence: Bob isn't a happydamper as Jill told hom his green lush garden is just a huge crop of skunk grass.

Etymology: happy camper/ damper

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Blissmourn

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: blees-mourn

Sentence: Amy had a long chat with super-cute Ryan after Miss Morgan's History class. Amy was delighted and came home feeling all giddy because she had a crush on Ryan since Hayden broke up with her few months ago. She excitedly went to her sister April's room (who was an year senior) and told her about Ryan, but April started laughing and told Amy that Ryan only date guys. Hearing this Amy suffered from a strong feeling of blissmourn and her romantic dreams about Ryan were squashed.

Etymology: Bliss (complete happiness) + Mourn (express feeling of grief after a loss)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:27:00

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Blissipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BLIS-uh-peyt

Sentence: As rainclouds fade away to distant horizons, only the waterless desert blissipates at its sandy dunes.

Etymology: BLISS :Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss, from blīths, from blīthe, joyful; -_SIPATE:from L. sipatus, pp. of (dis)sipare "disperse, squander, disintegrate, cause to vanish" + supare "to throw, scatter about."

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COMMENTS:

very poetic - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Great word Oz! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 14:05:00

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Serendumpity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ser - un - DUMP - it -ee

Sentence: Thinking she was spreading great joy only to receive criticism for her choices, little Helga experienced a sudden sadness and severe pangs of serendumpity.

Etymology: Blend of serendipity and 'dumps' or state of sadness.

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COMMENTS:

great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:14:00

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Craptimistic

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: krap-tih-miss-tik

Sentence: Each spring, I get all craptimistic and weedgleed waiting for lamb's quarters and purslane to make their annual garden invasion. My motto - if ya can't beat 'em, eat 'em! (BTW, purslane contains more Omega 3 fatty acids than any other edible plant).

Etymology: crap, optimistic

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COMMENTS:

you really believe this winter will ever end - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:49:00

Yep! My daffodils are up about 4 inches - garlic about 6. However, I am so NOT ready for the 50 strawberry plants being delivered today... what the hell was I thinking? - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 14:05:00

I too live in a Garden of Weedin'...Cheers, purple! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:48:00

The payoff for craptimism usually comes on large denominations of crapola. I hope I'm not being overly craptimistic about my herb and veggie gardens. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:10:00

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Happication

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: hah-pih-kay-shun

Sentence: Andrea was so excited to give her mother the beautiful flower she picked from the grass. When presented with it, mom only said, "What a hideous weed! Thank you for killing it sweetie!" Distraught that she had killed something, Andrea quickly ran back to the spot at which she had picked it, dug a small hole, and buried it there. She felt such a feeling of happication that she felt she had to have a funeral service for the flower as well.

Etymology: Happy (joyful, excited) + complication (something that gets in the way)

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Hopetimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hope tim izm

Sentence: Jill's hopetimism that the pretty yellow flower she picked for her babysitter was soon squashed when she was told it was really a pesky dandelion.

Etymology: Hope (be optimistic) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things; the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Transienchantment

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: trān'zē-ən-chānt'mənt

Sentence: Marvin suddenly knew his crush on the willowy blond/e he had met at the bar earlier that evening was mere transienchantment when, as they were making out in the darkened booth in the back, his hand felt the stiffening bulge beneath the front of "her" miniskirt.

Etymology: Trans, from transgender, politically correct term for the range of proclivities from cross-dressers to full-blown top and bottom transsexuals; iench, unit of measurement in the deep southern U.S.; antment, that which befalls one's honey sandwich when dropped on the ground.

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COMMENTS:

Ahh, his own personal Crying Game! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:41:00

Yep, I understand, the willowy blonde was an undercover cop and the "bulge" was his gun! Very funny; good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:02:00

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