Verboticism: Aerosis

'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: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: air/os/is

Sentence: Jody suffers from the heartbreak of aerosis constantly ducking and flinging herself under sidewalk and park benches to avoid being struck by her perceived areonautic space debris.

Etymology: AEROSIS - noun - from AERO (pertaining to flying objects such as aeroplanes) + NEUROSIS (personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety and a degree of social, or interpersonal maladjustment)

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Comments: Aerosis

metrohumanx - 2009-03-05: 12:47:00
Good word, but I got tongue cramps pronouncing it!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-05: 15:02:00
I can't even say this once slow let alone three times fast ... must need an alien tongue to say this one! Superb tongue twister!

metrohumanx - 2009-03-05: 17:23:00
I think my comment was supposed to appear beneath "Pedesastrian".....AEROSIS is clever and eminently pronounceable.

silveryaspen - 2009-03-05: 17:40:00
Nice switcheroo stevenson!