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'Wow, you haven't changed since high school!'

DEFINITION: v., To seek out old acquaintances even though you never really knew them that well, or liked them very much, in the first place. n. An old and unwanted friend who has suddenly reappeared.

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Reminoyance

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌɹɛməˈnɔɪəns/

Sentence: The urge for reminoyance can be hopeful (e.g. hoping that the school hottie has gotten nicer, is still attractive, and is now single) or pitiful (e.g. hoping that the ugly dork who asked you out hasn't gotten meaner, is now attractive, and is still single).

Etymology: From annoyance + reminiscence

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Not to be confused with reminimosity (e.g. wanting to see which fast food joint the jock who bullied you ended up at) or reminipentance (e.g. wanting to see which software company the dork you bullied is now the CEO of). - ErWenn, 2007-10-01: 09:50:00

Superb! I particularly like the companion suite of words. Reminimosity is something I've engaged in myself... - Nettle, 2007-10-01: 09:56:00

Great effort-some great words - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-01: 18:23:00

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Socialnetjerk

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: so-shul-net-jerk

Sentence: Tom was a socialnetjerk. He had no life or real friends, so he spent countless hours finding old classmates on facebook and sending them friend requests, ihearts and farmville invitations, proving that he was still a dork after 15 years.

Etymology: social network: facebook, myspace - a place to meet and interact with friends on the internet + jerk: foolish, rude or contemptible person

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Dejadupe

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deja/dupe

Sentence: Joe was a victim and total loser in high school and fifteen years has passed. He discovered Face-Book and began seeking out and contacting "old friendships and acquaintances" only to find he was dejaduping himself and renewing hostilities toward himself.

Etymology: DEJADUPE - verb - from DEJA VU (an impression of having seen, or experienced something before) + DUPE (a person who is easily deceived, or victimized)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Cutting and concise....good word, S.O. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-02: 12:31:00

vmalcolm Nice word - vmalcolm, 2008-09-03: 12:50:00

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Regoonion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree goo nyun

Sentence: It was during the 10 yearly regoonion, that he realised that he had been wrong to choose the "interesting" people to hang with.

Etymology: reunion, goon.

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Great! I can identify with that word. - Scrumpy, 2007-10-01: 09:31:00

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Masonostalgimeet

Created by: Nettle

Pronunciation: may-so-nos-tal-gee-meet

Sentence: Mary shook her head as she watched Alex searching for people on Facebook. His periodically rose-tinted view of his school days had driven him to masonostalgimeeting again, a path filled with nothing but the painful memories of past humiliation.

Etymology: masochism + nostalgia + meet, although I've twisted the meaning of masochism a little bit because masonostalgimeeting is rarely the kind of pain anybody's going to enjoy.

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Nostannoy

Created by: ethan1

Pronunciation: NAHST-annoy

Sentence: Hey, I think that guy getting on the bus works out at our gym. Hope he's not going to be a nostannoy.

Etymology: Nostalgia + annoy

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Googleum

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: What else do you do when you want to find out the arrest records, embarrassing moments, and dismal failings of people you vaguely remember?

Sentence:

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metrohumanx Texas Dep't of Corrections used to have a website called "Date an inmate". Ugh! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:58:00

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Faceshnook

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: face-shnook

Sentence: Having nothing better to do that day, Bob began to faceshnook all his old classmates, leaving derogatory comments on their pages, such as "Aren't you the "Before" picture in that Jenny Craig ad?"

Etymology: facebook, shnook

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heeeheeeheee! - galwaywegian, 2007-10-01: 06:35:00

Excellent Purp! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-01: 09:32:00

Best example sentence ever. - Nettle, 2007-10-01: 09:52:00

Great word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-01: 18:13:00

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Dejadupe

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deja/dupe

Sentence: Tommy was a victim and total loser in high school and fifteen years has passed. He discovered Face-Book and began dejaduping his way through all the names seeking old friendships and acquaintances to renew hostilities toward himself.

Etymology: deja vu + dupe

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Refrenemy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re fren emee

Sentence: When Janet met Brad again at the reunion, she realized he had become a refrenemy. He not only hated her hair and her dress style, (She was sure the invitations stated retro 80's look, so as people could recognize each other) but he also was still an older but more judgmental geek. It was when she caught him making out with Sue (she of the Just Sue Me! fame) that she realized he was just "Desparately Seeking Susan" and not really into the fact that she was Madonna's personal assistant! Loser!

Etymology: Re-friend (a person with whom you are re-acquainted) & Enemy (a hostile individual, not in your support group)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-01: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB and Karuma. Thank you OZZIEBOB and Karuma! ~ James

Nettle - 2007-10-01: 08:42:00
I've done exactly this myself. It rarely seems to lead to anything good, other than the occasional moment of smug satisfaction which comes from knowing that you're much more successful than the people who used to bully you at school (but it's not really satisfaction, because didn't you know, deep down, that they'd never amount to anything anyway?)

galwaywegian - 2008-09-01: 07:42:00
like it !

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB. Thank you OZZIEBOB. ~ James