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Spockism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Spahk-ism

Sentence: The trekkies exhibited spockism as they stood in line for the convention for 5 days.

Etymology: Spock - distinctive character in Star Trek ism - makes it a noun

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Popcult

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pop-cult

Sentence: he knew he belonged in this popcult because he already had a lot of Faith...he also had a lot of Buffy, Willow, Angel, Oz, Xander, Gunn, Wesley, Fred, Anya, Lorne, Giles, Dawn, Connor and Cordelielia....but Faith was still his favourite.

Etymology: pop culture, cult

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COMMENTS:

Damn you for stealing the most obvious, and thus most appropriate verboticism. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 01:58:00

yes.... i bet your very jealous that you didn't have this little vote-magnet all for yourself.....what's that?...sorry you'll need to speak up so i can here you over the crickets...and watch out for the tumbleweeds... - rikboyee, 2007-06-19: 18:28:00

Well, you got as many votes as I did. And I firmly believe that the best verboticism does not always win. In fact, it usually doesn't, in my opinion. - ErWenn, 2007-06-20: 00:08:00

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Nylonerism

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Ni/lone/er/ism

Sentence: It was loners night and Guy was donning his cleanest nylons. "Nylonerism sure does save a lot of time in the launderette." he thought. Now, where'd I leave my bobble.

Etymology: A polycotton blend of 1. Nylon, synthetic material invented in cities on both sides of the Atlantic. 2. Loner, a guy named Jonny who has no mates, one who spends a lot of time alone, perhaps watching obscure TV shows. 3. ism. A suffix familar to various modern movements.

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COMMENTS:

Are you a Nietzchean Nylonilist? - pungineer, 2008-08-12: 13:56:00

Nine out of ten Nyloners say NanoNano - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 14:09:00

Nine out of ten Nyloners say NanoNano - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 14:16:00

metrohumanx nylon pylon xylon - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:39:00

I came, I saw, I spun yarn. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 15:08:00

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Americanidolatry

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: ... as one would guess ...

Sentence: In the early 21st-century, traditional religion was usurped by AmericanIdolatry throughout the United States.

Etymology: combination of American Idol and idolatry

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I guess i was wrong...America DOES have talent....on Verbotomy! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:37:00

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Vidscripture

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: vid-scrip-chur

Sentence: The network was coming out with a new sci-fi series - all the bigwigs had their fingers crossed that it was vidscripture in the making.

Etymology: vid (for video) + scripture (as in the sacred writings of a religion); also a play on the fact that TV series (or movies) are based on scripts

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COMMENTS:

This is probably the only word suggested today that applies to the actual definition, referring to the entertainment property itself, as opposed to the cult following it inspires. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:10:00

Thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-19: 18:07:00

petaj I thought my soup can was a property of pop art. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:25:00

petaj In the theatrical sense of property (props) - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:28:00

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Hobbanatic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hob-uh-nat-ik

Sentence: William is such a hobbanatic that he asks people to call him Bilbo.

Etymology: Hobbit (The Hobbit, is a fantasy novel and children's book by J. R. R. Tolkien) + fanatic (person overenthusiastic about an interest)

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Agogaligalegion

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: uh-GOG-uh-LIG-uh-LEE-djun

Sentence: Whilst wandering wistfully around the Metropolis,Wallace wondered at the latest AGOGALIGALEGION that had formed outside.Masticating mavens of merchandising made many miscreants marvel at the multitudes which had massed at the megamall. The latest coordinated assault of capitalism has resulted in the simultaneous release of The Movie, The Book, The CEEDEE and The Action Figures...and now the riot squad was getting restless. The number of demented devotees was exceeded only by the record-breaking box office receipts. Clad in their officially-endorsed uniforms, the AGOGALIGALEGION surged forward uncontrollably. This could be worse than the time the bottom dropped out of the Pokemon market. Wallace watched warily as the pumps were primed on the water cannon...

Etymology: AGOG+LIGAture+LEGION=AGOGALIGALEGION___AGOG:full of intense interest or excitement;Middle French en gogues in mirth___LIGATURE:something that is used to bind;something that unites or connects…Middle English,from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare to bind, tie___LEGION:a very large number; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin legion-, legio, from legere to gather.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verbotomists arise! Vote early, vote often! The early bird catches the worm. (but the second mouse gets the cheese) http://kukuklok.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:30:00

I'm all agog at your paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 16:58:00

Love the word, even though it sounds like I am gargling when I try to say it!It might also be a cure for sore throats! - Nosila, 2008-08-12: 20:51:00

metrohumanx Yeah- a lotta tongue flapping involved here. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:02:00

Terrific and crazy - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:13:00

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: See 'Comments' below - My cultasy requires that I chant each morning and it distracted me and I put my sentence in the 'Comments' box. Please forgive me and may all the earthbound X-rays find your path today and lead you to freedom, purity and adventure.

Etymology: cult + fantasy

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COMMENTS:

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 natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-19: 07:56:00

My cultasy would be travelling in the Tardis. It would be great for holidays and shopping and you'd never have to worry about parking - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:26:00

Or making phone calls. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:30:00

You _could_ take the Tardis shopping, though the driver would probably drop you off a few decades either too early or too late. Depending on what you want to buy, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. Showing up 10 years late to buy a Wii: good. Showing up 10 years late to buy a limited-edition Pokemon card: bad. Showing up 100 years early to buy a personal computer: bad. Showing up 100 years early to buy a passenger pigeon: good. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 16:57:00

You'd also probably have to save the lives, livelihoods, and/or rights of anyone who didn't die immediately upon your arrival, but that's a small price to pay, isn't it? - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 16:58:00

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Mjainism

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Em-jane-izm

Sentence: Did you hear all those rumors about the Walt Disney religion among children, that MJainism won't last a year...

Etymology: MJ (Michael "King of Pop" Jackson) + Jainism (An Indian religion)

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Worstarship

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: wer-star-ship

Sentence: Jim really displayed his worstarship when he attended the space convention wearing his best uniform.

Etymology: worship + starship

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