Verboticism: Paranormia

'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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Consteralienation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känstərālēənnāshən

Sentence: Wendell is not allowed to watch Sci-Fi movies. Every time he watches one he is left with an overwhelming sense of consteralienation. Every light in the sky, every unexplained noise he hears is surly extraterrestrial. He is just one step short of wearing tin foil on his head. This wouldn’t look good in his position as CEO of a major corporation.

Etymology: consternation (feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected) + alien (extraterrestrial)

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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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Extraterrorestrial

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekstrətərestrēəl

Sentence: Barbara is convinced that the sky is full of extraterrorestrial objects. How does she explain that you can't see these scary orbs? Cloaking technology! Yes, she has a science affliction.

Etymology: extraterrestrial (of or from outside the earth or its atmosphere}+ terror (extreme fear}

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Doe Barbara have a Jack Rusell terrorerier? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:43:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-03-05: 17:32:00

artr She is a interrorior designer and the Jack Russell just wouldn't match. - artr, 2009-03-07: 17:49:00

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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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Ufohmygod

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ewe eff oh miee gawd

Sentence: her constant bouts of ufohmygod led to alienation

Etymology: UFO oh my God

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Ufobia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ewe efff owe beeee ah

Sentence: Her mother could never understand how her ufobia, prevelant since that summer night in the cornfield at the age of four, never seemed to stop her dating the most extraterrestrial looking dorks and wierdos. Sometimes Mindy worried her deeply.

Etymology: UFO phobia

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COMMENTS:

Great! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-05: 09:26:00

on a roll - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:34:00

metrohumanx Cleverly arcane reference! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:40:00

Out of this world! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:15:00

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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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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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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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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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