Verboticism: Sentimetallurgy

'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sen-ti-met-al-lur-gy

Sentence: Pam walked into the kitchen to find Robert busily smelting her precious heirlooms. When she asked what he was doing Robert replied, "You keep complaining that I have no job or ambition,so I've decided to get into sentimetallurgy. That way I can clean out this junk and make cash at the same time." "That's a great idea," Pam said as she reached for Robert's golf trophy.

Etymology: sentimental:romantic, nostalgic + metallurgy: the science of working with or heating elements to give them desired properties

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Comments: Sentimetallurgy

Mustang - 2009-04-08: 09:43:00
Very good!

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-08: 13:22:00
funny little story

metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 02:32:00
Great word AND story!