Verboticism: Mortalitraumatrance

'What's the big deal?'

DEFINITION: n. The unnameable fear which overcomes one when a large silent UFO cruises arrogantly overhead. v. To be frightened by the huge flying objects which exist (for the most part) in your imagination.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: more-TAL-ih-TROM-ih-TRANCE

Sentence: The fireworks were over, and only the smoke remained when he asked if anyone had seen the "flying V"...When the peals of derisive laughter died down, he explained that it wasn't a vintage electric guitar, but an enormous airborne triangular craft. Moments later, the giggles died as their jaws dropped and they stared up at the sky, immobilized by a MORTALITRAUMATRANCE which rendered everyone completely silent.

Etymology: MORTALITY(from mortal)+TRAUMA+TRANCE= MORTALITRAUMATRANCE.....MORTAL; subject to death , possible , conceivable, marked by great intensity or severity ,of, relating to, or connected with death,the death of large numbers (as of people or animals);Middle English, from Anglo-French mortel, mortal, from Latin mortalis, from mort-, mors death.....TRAUMA: a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury,an agent, force, or mechanism that causes trauma; Greek traumat-, trauma wound, alteration of trōma; akin to Greek titrōskein to wound, tetrainein to pierce.....TRANCE: stupor , daze; Middle English traunce, from Anglo-French transe death, coma, rapture, from transir to depart, die, from Latin transire to cross, pass by .

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Comments: Mortalitraumatrance

metrohumanx - 2009-03-05: 12:21:00
Laugh all you want. I'm NOT going back there.

metrohumanx - 2009-03-05: 12:24:00
Q: How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-05: 12:35:00

metrohumanx - 2009-03-05: 13:16:00
Q: How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?..................A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT TO CHANGE.

silveryaspen - 2009-03-05: 15:09:00
Good word. You get a star for the longest word of the day, too!

metrohumanx - 2009-03-05: 16:11:00
Could i have a chipmunk sticker instead?

silveryaspen - 2009-03-05: 17:45:00
Sure! lol

Nosila - 2009-03-05: 20:31:00
Oh, metro, your jokes about light bulbs are so incandescent and illuminating!

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-25: 14:08:00
:) Good one !