Verboticism: Morphigment

'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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Egofabulate

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: e·go·fab·u·late

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Mockymouse

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Maw key m ow s

Sentence: He rushed to the rescue of everyone in the office like the hero of movies, cartoons, and tv shows. He was a regular dynamo always trying to save the day. He was a real MockyMouse!

Etymology: Play on the word mock (to imitate disparagingly) and the cartoon hero Mighty Mouse

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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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Liternoti

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: lit-er-NOT-ee

Sentence: Margeau fancied herself as part of the literati, and tried joining book clubs she found through Mensa Yahoo Groups (which, in a remarkably un-genius-like approach, were open for anyone to join). She belied her intelligence, though, when she would lapse into the first person when describing the plot of, say, Anna Karenina. "I was in such despair that throwing myself under the train seemed like my only option," she would intone passionately, only to see all her book club comrades come alive with the realization that she was a liternoti rather than a literati.

Etymology: Literati(literary intelligentsia) changed to incorporate "not"

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COMMENTS:

A Liternoti bad word! - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:41:00

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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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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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Plotjack

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈplɒt.dʒæk/ /plot-jack/

Sentence: My ex plotjacked my favorite song, and now I can't hear it without imagining that it's about her.

Etymology: plot + hijack (as in "skyjack" or "carjack")

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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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Fictseanconnery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fikt shaun kon ner ee

Sentence: On weekends, meek and mild tax accountant Fred Lipshitz became the fictseanconnery of his dreams. His alter-ego,Agent 007, James Bond, drove an Aston Martin, drank vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred) and spent his time ensuring meglomaniacs did not take over the free world...he was licensed to kill. His Goldfinger, Thunderball and Diamonds are Forever were a gift From Russia With Love. When at last they came for him, he was heard shouting, "Dr; No! You Only Live Twice! Never Say Never Again."

Etymology: Fiction (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact) & Sean Connery (Scottish Actor who portrayed James Bond, ultracool British Spy, in 7 movies between 1062 & 1983)

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Morphigment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOR-fig-ment

Sentence: Sally is a daydreamer and when reading or viewing works of fiction will often morphigment, will experience realistic hallucinations wherein she becomes one of the characters in the story

Etymology: Blend of 'morph' (to change the form or character of - transform) and 'figment' (a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion)

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