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Tradictional

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: truh-dick-shun-ul

Sentence: Did you see that the JRR Tolkien scholar, follower, and fangirl convention is coming to the convention center this weekend?... Yeah, all those tradictional costumes drive me insane. Plus none of the fangirls can read the directional signs in elvish, so they all ask for directions at the gas station where I work.

Etymology: from tradition + fictional + addiction

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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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Warholygrail

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: war/holey/grayle

Sentence: The quest for the warholygrail causes millions to seek their 15 minutes of fame.

Etymology: Andy Warhol + holy grail

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Artsy, arcane and inspired. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:18:00

Could spark a holy war. Bananas. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 17:42:00

So Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Can could indeed be Can-A-Lot, the new Holy Grail Musical... - Nosila, 2008-08-12: 20:52:00

Congrats: i tried to put Andy in there; but failed! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:16:00

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Fanscination

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: fan sih NAY shun

Sentence: Bob developed such a fanscination with Dungeons and Dragons that he changed his name to Dun Jin and used D&D jargon to talk with people he had just met. As in, "Are you lawful evil or chaotic evil? Because you definitely seem evil to me. Not that it's a bad thing...." People he didn't like, he labeled "succubi" and similar terms. His girlfriend broke up with him after she asked him to make love and he responded, "Roll a 20-sider, and 14+ gets the nookie." As she was leaving, he protested, "But you get +2 for experience!"

Etymology: fan + fascination

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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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Nerdsect

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: nurd-seckt

Sentence: Joining the Star Trek nerdsect meant never having to apologise for wearing tight fitting polyester to work again.

Etymology: nerd (geek, dweeb, neb) + sect (cult)

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Trekumenical

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trek u men i kal

Sentence: According to the Annual fans of the Star Trek conventions worldwide, Gene Roddenberry's classic Star Trek TV series has evolved into a trekumenical phenomena. There is a King James T. Kirk version of the Bible. People who follow this faith are vulcanized, not cannonized. The Starship Enterprize is a modern day Ark. Anyone from any planet may join this faith...the only qualification is that the believer just took up space in school.

Etymology: Trek (referring of course to Star Trek) and Ecumenical (religion of worldwide scope or applicability; concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions)

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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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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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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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