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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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Phenomination

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: fi-nom-uh-NEY-shuhn

Sentence: Fans of science fiction may be divided into countless phenominations. Of these, Trekkies may be divided into several hundred thousand subphenominations. Thus concludes my example paragraph.

Etymology: phenomenon + denomination

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COMMENTS:

This may be Number One! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 08:31:00

Make it so! - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 09:04:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:32:00

Thanks, guys! - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:17:00

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Predalektion

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pree/dalek/shun

Sentence: The predalektion is a cult made up of crazed Dr Who fans who gather once a week in parking lots and bump into each other while saying over and over in stacatto voices "Exterminate" "Exterminate"

Etymology: predilection (inclination) + dalek (of Dr. Who fame)

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COMMENTS:

deleksellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-19: 07:26:00

Great word! - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 07:55:00

Fantastic! - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 09:10:00

Hah! While watching the episodes of the second season of the new Dr. Who show featuring both the Daleks and the Cybermen, I watched with my fingers crossed, praying for a "DELETE!"-"EXTERMINATE!" shouting match between the two. Once I got my wish, I was happy for a good week. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:06:00

petaj dalektable even - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:27:00

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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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Nergikismn

Created by: cococo

Pronunciation: ner - gee - kism

Sentence: They worship linux and hate windows, they suffer of Nergikismn

Etymology: nerd + geek

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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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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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Geekbonics

Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Geek-bon-nicks

Sentence: Poindexter couldn\'t wait to show off his new found grasp of geekbonics, so he tried to work it in every conversation he could as he mingled with the masses at the annual sci-fi convention.

Etymology: Geek-(a nerd,computer & or movie obbsessed.)Ebonics-(form of slang,made famous by urban youth)

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Scifidolatry

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh fye doll a tree

Sentence: the sheer vulcanicity of his scifidolatry kept him klinging on to the slightest enterprising young stardate like a windblown roofer hanging tightly to the wainscottying.

Etymology: sci fi, idolatry

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COMMENTS:

petaj You've picard a good theme for your sentence. I nearly Shatner myself chuckling. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 07:18:00

Stellar sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 08:02:00

Love it. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:35:00

was his name Roger Dolatry? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 14:56:00

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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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