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DEFINITION: v. To change the dates, times or sequence of past events, in order to put a better perspective on your current situation. n. An historical date which has been "adjusted" to fit present needs.

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Retconartistry

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: RET-CON-ahr-tis-TREE

Sentence: Douglas is a master of retconartistry. I doubt he even knows his own history anymore.

Etymology: Retcon - Retroactive Continuity; Con Artist - One who lies in order to make situations advantageous to themselves.

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Tempusoptomy

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: tem-pus-op-to-my

Sentence: After a week he had a tempusoptomy, and it was like that night one week earlier was entirely her fault.

Etymology: tempus -time + optometry - knowledge of the eye(vision)

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Dejaskew

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: deja-skew

Sentence: John realised the best chance of landing an interview would be to dejaskew some of the less glorious facets of his remume...

Etymology: dejavu -> skew

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Retroschedule

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: ret-row-skedj-yool

Sentence: To bypass all that red tape, Homer simply retroscheduled his date of birth.

Etymology: retro = past + schedule

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Anachrotunize

Created by: pseudoking

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Weaselwarping

Created by: kyotonils

Pronunciation: wee'•zel•wohr'•ping

Sentence: Don't bother telling the judge you never got the ticket in the mail. Weaselwarping never works.

Etymology: Weasel (sneaky, devious, as in "weasel words") + warp (time)

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Reprotochronicle

Created by: paperhoard

Pronunciation: re-proto-kron-i-kuhl

Sentence: Jim tried to reprotochronicle his life experiences in an effort to locate all the children he fathered.

Etymology: proto - First in time: prototype chronicle - a chronological record of events; a history.

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COMMENTS:

Jim is such a calendork. - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-31: 07:21:00

I'm going to try an tie all my words to Jimbo, they all seem to fit.... - paperhoard, 2007-01-31: 07:25:00

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Chronolify

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: kron-ol-i-fi

Sentence: Gillian saw absolutely no harm in subjecting the date of birth on her CV to a quick bit of chronolification.

Etymology: chronology (order of time) + modify (to alter slightly)

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Timewash

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: TYME-wosh

Sentence: Jim found it easier to cope with his history of failed relationships after he timewashed his memory of how short-lived each one was.

Etymology: time + brainwash

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Historevision

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: histərēvizhən

Sentence: Jack is a master of historevision. He changes date like most people change their socks. He has changed his wedding date and his children’s birthdays numerous times to help his tax return. If you believe all the changes, his son who is about leave home for college, is 8 years old.

Etymology: history (the study of past events, particularly in human affairs) + revision (the action of revising)

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Comments:

allwise - 2007-01-31: 02:00:00
I think you'll win this one easy!

wordmeister - 2007-01-31: 10:42:00
Wow, "R" is the letter of the day!