Verboticism: Metamorphasses

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DEFINITION: n. A self-deprecating computer virus which is constantly changing its identity due to problems with its logic and/or self-confidence. v. To randomly change your tune, just so you can bug other people.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: metəmôrfasəz

Sentence: When Judy went to college there was a group she referred to as the metamorphasses. This consisted of a bunch who was willing to jump into any new cause or trend. They would be environmentalists one day, guns-rights activists another. They could stage a food fight this week and collect goods for the food bank the next. Whatever rally or social gathering that was going on, they were there especially if it meant missing classes or if there was food to be had.

Etymology: metamorphosis (a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one) + asses (stupid, irritating, or contemptible people)

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Comments: Metamorphasses

silveryaspen - 2009-04-01: 11:11:00
Did my verbotomy inspire you to create this one? Imitation is the highest form of flattery. You flatter a lot of people quite often.

Guest - 2009-04-01: 14:45:00
I usually read the definition to ponder as I walk my dogs. I then look at the ones that are already submitted. Occasionally someone has something with a similar root word. I can't say I've been inspired by someone else's word. If the approach is too close, I'll head back to the thesaurus.