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Mythnomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mith/no/mer

Sentence: An expert in links between high intelligence, a sedentary lifestyle and the influence of pop culture, Caliope Broun, Phd, was attempting, in her latest paper, to trace the beginnings of these--for lack of a better word--"mythnomers" that began occuring in the 20th Century.

Etymology: From myth, for widely held, but false belief + nomer, Latin for name; a play on misnomer, a misplaced name

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COMMENTS:

love saying this - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:43:00

Mouth ulther? Legend! - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 16:15:00

Thank you, thank you, thank you for comments...what a strange fellowship of those who whose world in held together by words....Just how many of us are there????? - readerwriter, 2008-08-12: 17:42:00

metrohumanx Mythnomer maketh me lithp. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:08:00

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Fanaticonophile

Created by: DJDragonfly

Pronunciation:

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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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Phenomicon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Fe-nom-i-con

Sentence: It is hard to believe that a simple TV show could become a phemonicon for a whole generation.

Etymology: Phenomenon + Icon

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I know...it's revolting. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:42:00

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Huggerrugger

Created by: ajcor

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence: Sport is the de facto religion and as such in a human sense supports group worship, shared emotions - the team hug, divided teams, hard seats, the rally call, concentration, attention to detail etc

Etymology: Hugger= Hug: As in what happens to the winning team as they leave the field and Rugger = Rugby/football players: As in the participants of this emotional but manly outburst of euphoria.

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Ratsma

giveaphuk

Created by: giveaphuk

Pronunciation: Rat Sma

Sentence:

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

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Popvulturism

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pahp-VUHL-churr-ihz-uhm

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend didn't understand why he HAD to go to EwokLoverCon '07 because she didn't understand popvulturism.

Etymology: pop culture + vulture (ravenous appetite) + -ism (belief)

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Fanimism

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: FAN-im-izm

Sentence: Although the show was cancelled before its time, thousands of devoted Fanimists incorporated its ideals into their everyday lives.

Etymology: Fan + Animism - the belief that things have souls. Fans attribute the "spirit" of the show/book/etc to all aspects of life, not merely those things directly related to the entertainment property.

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Presleyterian

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: prez-lee-TEER-ee-uhn

Sentence: American Idol is well on the way to becoming a new Presleyterian.

Etymology: Presley, after Elvis Presley + presbyterian, a common Christian sect.

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COMMENTS:

Hunka burnin' love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 11:00:00

We have an assembly of cureitans who meet on Queen Street and worship Robert Smith - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 12:03:00

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Amassakitch

Created by: jawjee

Pronunciation: uh MA su kitch

Sentence: The astounding amassaktich surrounding "Q" is frightening in its intensity.

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