Verboticism: Mythnomer


Created by: readerwriter

Definition: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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: Mythnomer

Jabberwocky - 2008-08-12: 15:43:00
love saying this

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-12: 16:15:00
Mouth ulther? Legend!

readerwriter - 2008-08-12: 17:42:00
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?????

metrohumanx - 2008-08-12: 22:08:00
Mythnomer maketh me lithp.