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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: Jenny and Joe met at an 'X-Men' convention in New York last year. The things 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 with the natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros. One of their favourite cultasy parting statements is: "May all the earthbound X-rays find your path today and lead you to freedom, purity and adventure."

Etymology: CULT (a group, or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, or ideal) + FANTASY (wondrous, or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing)

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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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Spockism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Spahk-ism

Sentence: The trekkies exhibited spockism as they stood in line for the convention for 5 days.

Etymology: Spock - distinctive character in Star Trek ism - makes it a noun

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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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Genrerahrah

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jon-rah-rah-rah

Sentence: Reginald is a major sci fi fan and is always giving the genrerahrah to one or another of the movies and tv shows he follows.

Etymology: Blend of the word 'genre' (n. a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content) and 'rah rah rah' (a rousing cheer)

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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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Getalifestyle

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: get-a-LIFE-stile

Sentence: Sure the sex was a hoot, but when she cried out in Klingon in the heat of passion, he realized he'd had enough of her freaky ├╝berfan getalifestyle.

Etymology: "Get a life!" + lifestyle

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Borganization

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bor-gan-iz-a-shun

Sentence: It wasn't long before the Star Trek series went from a simple buycon, content with selling action figures of Spock and Kirk, to a borganization, with a huge cult-like following of devotees.

Etymology: borg, organization

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COMMENTS:

borgiful! - remistram, 2007-06-19: 09:50:00

I like the "bonus word" you gave us - buycon. I'm assuming that's a capitalist icon? - bigdog, 2007-06-19: 16:08:00

Let's hear one for the borgs. - texmom, 2007-06-19: 17:29:00

Not sure that buycon is original, but it popped into my mind when I was thinking about all those toys I felt I had to buy for my son years ago. Yep, it's a capitalist icon. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 18:00:00

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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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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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