Verboticism: Ufobia

'What's the big deal?'

DEFINITION: n. The unnameable fear which overcomes one when a large silent UFO cruises arrogantly overhead. v. To be frightened by the huge flying objects which exist (for the most part) in your imagination.

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Ufobia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: yoo-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: Ginny has a bad case of UFObia. She is afraid of anything she can't immediately identify that is airborne. Just last week she had a screaming hissy fit when a plastic grocery bag blew her way unexpectedly.

Etymology: UFO (unidentified flying object) + phobia (fear)

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Aerosis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: air/os/is

Sentence: Jody suffers from the heartbreak of aerosis constantly ducking and flinging herself under sidewalk and park benches to avoid being struck by her perceived areonautic space debris.

Etymology: AEROSIS - noun - from AERO (pertaining to flying objects such as aeroplanes) + NEUROSIS (personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety and a degree of social, or interpersonal maladjustment)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Good word, but I got tongue cramps pronouncing it! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:47:00

I can't even say this once slow let alone three times fast ... must need an alien tongue to say this one! Superb tongue twister! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:02:00

metrohumanx I think my comment was supposed to appear beneath "Pedesastrian".....AEROSIS is clever and eminently pronounceable. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 17:23:00

Nice switcheroo stevenson! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 17:40:00

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Doomzdaze

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: doomz-dayz

Sentence: It was 1971 and Inertia was too frightened to go out of doors. Doomzdaze, as well as the haze of smoke from a certain dried flower, hung over her like a cloud--a radioactive UFO-shaped cloud. Lately, even the indoors was terrifying. The Paul Klee prints on the walls were alive and talking to her. "Go to the desert," they said. "Wait for the flying saucers to pick you up." Oh, to have the strength to pack the dried apricots and brown rice in the van! Maybe the Ouija board was right: California is falling into the ocean!

Etymology: From DOOMSDAY, a Day of Judgement + DAZE, to stun, stupefy

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-05: 08:41:00

Thanx...some dayz are certainly better than otherz! - readerwriter, 2009-03-05: 11:28:00

terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:37:00

metrohumanx Hilarious! Makes me miss the festival in Mosport! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:45:00

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Paranormia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: par-uh-NOR-mya

Sentence: Felicity was again experiencing a severe bout of paranormia, fearing an assault by imaginary objects from above that only she could see and sense.

Etymology: Blend of 'paranormal' (Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation) and 'paranoia' (A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution)

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Xtrimaginaphobia

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: X-chra-ma-jin-uh-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: Afflicted with xtrimaginaphobia as she was, Evelyn could not leave the comfort of her tiny home. If she did, she would be subject to the assault of any or every UFO within 400 light years (or so she thought).

Etymology: Xtra-as in extra-terrestrial magina-imagine phobia-fear

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Fantasymagoria

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fan/tas/ee/mag/or/eea

Sentence: Sally suffered from fantasymagoria every time a Star Trek convention came to town.

Etymology: fantasy + phantasmagoria (shifting series of real or imaginary figures as seen in a dream)

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COMMENTS:

Everyone loves a good fantasy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:12:00

I like the way you think :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:40:00

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Highsteria

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hye steer eee aa

Sentence: her highsteria was probably due to something lower down, such as the grass on which she had been picnicking

Etymology: hysteria high

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Scaireborne

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: skare + born

Sentence: Todd felt scaireborne by all that he imagined to be airborne.

Etymology: scare and airborne -- scare means to cause fear and airborne -- caused to be moved through the air.

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COMMENTS:

hehe - galwaywegian, 2009-03-05: 08:42:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:33:00

metrohumanx Off we grow...into the wild blue yonder.... - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:37:00

very appealing - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:14:00

Todd, be afraid, be very afraid... - Nosila, 2009-03-05: 20:28:00

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Saucerphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sos er fobe eeya

Sentence: When Susan was outside, she often experienced saucerphobia, that fear of alien invasion that could be disguised as a dark cloud. She also experienced plateophobia when watching baseball and cupophobia when trying on new bras...

Etymology: Saucer (UFO;Flying Saucer) & Phobia (fear of...)

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Eh

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ? - well it is unnameable

Sentence: Timidia let out a series of grunts and groans, but could not spit out even a single word. She just looked up at the sky, as though there was something hovering there, exhibiting all the signs eh.

Etymology: An expression used when one is speechless, possibly due to being frightened out of one's wits

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COMMENTS:

are you suggesting there is a link between canada and ufos? :) - galwaywegian, 2009-03-05: 08:42:00

is there a link between Irish people and ouchpotatoes? - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:37:00

metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:39:00

Eh! Oh! Eh! Oh! It's a great exclamation ... no matter where you go ... even if it is by UFO! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 14:56:00

I like the sound of a good Eh! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:20:00

metrohumanx You get an "EH-PLUS" for this one! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-06: 13:40:00

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