Verboticism: Aestheticlysm

Aestheticlysm

petaj

Created by: petaj

Definition: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

Pronunciation: es-thet-i-cliz-m

Sentence: Georgina walked through the door with her hair bedraggled and clothes dripping. It was a relief to escape the torrential downpour, but her spirits were escalated by the joyous greeting from her boyfriend. He rhapsodised over the colour of her hair spangled with glittery droplets and the way her curvy outline was emphasised by the wet clothing. His aestheticlysm blinded him to the mascara dripping down her cheeks and the mud splattered over her shoes and ankles.

Etymology: aesthetic (beauty) + cataclysm (catastrophe)

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Nosila - 2010-11-23: 07:30:00
Welcome back, Petaj!

petaj - 2010-11-24: 07:03:00
Thank you Nosila. Thought I'd drop in.