Verboticism: Phenomination

'Going where no man has gone before.'

DEFINITION: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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Populossus

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌppjuˈlɑsəs/

Sentence: While numbers are important to a populossus, the presence of too many fans decreases the devotees' sense of community, causing the fad to become absorbed into the much larger popular zeitgeist.

Etymology: from popular + colossus

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Streetcreed

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: street'-kreed

Sentence: You can spot the rise of a new streetcreed by watching for new verbs (e.g. to McGyver something - to engineer a solution using improbable though commonly found items) to enter the vernacular.

Etymology: street cred (popular legitimacy) + creed (religion)

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COMMENTS:

petaj I like it. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:24:00

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Genremania

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: zhan - rah - main - ya

Sentence: Webster was absolutely hooked on various forms of Jazz to the point that it had become an obsession bordering on spiritual devotion and he spent most of his waking hours listening to it and searching for more on Youtube.

Etymology: Blend of 'genre' (a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like) and 'mania' (excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I've seen this before- born-again jazzophiles who then scorn all other genres. Tragic. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:11:00

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Theoculturism

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: the-o-cul-tur-ism

Sentence: Worshipping at the seat of the Holy Portal was often his favoured way of celebrating a new theoculturism.

Etymology: theo- + culture + ism

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Genrerahrah

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jon-rah-rah-rah

Sentence: Reginald is a major sci fi fan and is always giving the genrerahrah to one or another of the movies and tv shows he follows.

Etymology: Blend of the word 'genre' (n. a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content) and 'rah rah rah' (a rousing cheer)

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: Jimmy and Jenny met at a 'X-Men' conference in New York last year. What they love most about their cultasy are the costumes and the chants recited three times a day in hopes that they will come in contact with the natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros.

Etymology: cult + fantasy

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COMMENTS:

X-cellent! - Nosila, 2010-01-14: 01:56:00

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Ratsma

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Created by: giveaphuk

Pronunciation: Rat Sma

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Etymology: dogma (backwards) = am god ratsma (backwards) - am star

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Iconode

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Certain movies have become ICONODES for otherwise itinerant fans.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx www.thebearsmusic.com - metrohumanx, 2007-06-20: 08:48:00

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Harrypotty

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ha-ree-pot-ee

Sentence: Ever since the first book came out onto the shevles, kids wanted to be just like their hero Harry Potter. This led to parents everywhere having to pretend that their little darlings had turned them into toads and spent half the day hopping around in the crouched position.

Etymology: Potty(extremely enthusiastic about someone or something) See also Harry Potter books /films

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metrohumanx You crcked me up again, Tjayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:19:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:42:00

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Hitchhikersguidetophilosophy

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: hich hi kerz giid to fil o so fy

Sentence: Any time a major geopolitical event horizon approached, the Citadel was abuzz with silly sophists searching for answers in their HG2P. They approached the Vonnegists with an earnest hope creating a new Azimodome.

Etymology: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy + Philosophy.

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COMMENTS:

once again - a great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:53:00

it could have been better, but i was pressed for time with a project here... - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 12:29:00

And for his next feat, jadenguy went on to prove that black is white and white is black before getting run over at the next zebra crossing. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:00:00

Having read THHGttG as a kid in the U.S., it took me several years before I realized that a "zebra crossing" was the same thing as a crosswalk. I also thought that Arthur Dent had been forced to wander into the basement of the planning office carrying a fire-burning "torch" as opposed to an electric one (a flashlight). - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:03:00

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