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Hobbanatic

artr

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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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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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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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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Fanchise

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Lloyd should have known that the Toxic Avenger had reached fanchise status when Troma fans errected a statue of Toxie in Lloyd's front yard and began a re-enactment of the final scene to the first film, complete with cascading intestines.

Etymology: There is disagreement on the origins of this word. Basically an altered spelling of 'franchise,' the term 'fanchise' may have it's other roots in either 'fan' (an ardent admirer or enthusiast) or the more extreme 'fanatic' (excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion). Most scholars have settled on the latter, citing the common conflation of religious fervor and fanaticism in American culture.

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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:44:00

Good one! My fave so far! - lumina, 2008-08-12: 16:48:00

metrohumanx Good word, No Other Authors ! Own up! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:15:00

Thanks, all! metrohumanx, I'm not sure that I understand your comment. - Filthy, 2008-08-12: 23:37:00

good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 18:25:00

metrohumanx My page comes up with no author for this word...only the message"No other authors in this group"...so i don't know who wrote it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-15: 23:56:00

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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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Lennonite

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: len - un - eyt

Sentence: In 1965, Julia became a Lennonite. She listened to the Beatles endelessly and became so obsessed with John Lennon that she worshipped him as if he were a God.

Etymology: Lennon (John Lennon), Mennonite ( a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations )

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COMMENTS:

sanssouci Lennonite this is a fab word, I am suprised there wasn't a mass cult dedicated to Lennon anyway. - sanssouci, 2010-01-13: 18:50:00

Imagine... - Nosila, 2010-01-13: 21:21:00

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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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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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Comicoke

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Comi - coke

Sentence: Girlfriend.... nope, Job .... nada, Health.... no bueno. But as long as Hermes had his WOW character "LadiesMan", he had all the comicoke he needed.

Etymology: Comicon - cocaine (both addictive and debilitating)

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