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Bieberligion

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: BEE-burr-LIJ-un

Sentence: Teenage girls make up the majority of those converted to the Bieberligion of a certain young Canadian singer.

Etymology: (Justin) Bieber + religion (belief system)

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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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Trektarianism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trek tair ian ism

Sentence: When Jock Spock came out of the ladies washroom at the Star Trek Convention, he gave the Vulcan hand signal and said, "Live long and Prosper". Being a strict follower of trektarianism, he hoped his clever response would divert the ire of the waiting women. It did not.

Etymology: Trek (as in Star Trek, popular sci-fi TV series) & Tractarianism (principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called Tracts for the Times)

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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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Pietrek

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pīətrek

Sentence: Wendell follows his heroes with the fervor of a pilgrim. Last Fall he took a pietrek to the convention center sporting his finest repliclothes. I\'d like to say he took a date with him but we all know better than that.

Etymology: piety (the quality of being religious or reverent) + trek (Star Trek)

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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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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:

metrohumanx Hilarious, Jab! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:13:00

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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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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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Iconode

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Certain movies have become ICONODES for otherwise itinerant fans.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx www.thebearsmusic.com - metrohumanx, 2007-06-20: 08:48:00

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