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DEFINITION: n. The strong feelings of devotion and affection which a person feels towards their favorite mechanical device or appliance, such as a car, boat, power tool, or toilet. v. To lavish a machine with affection, attention and an imagined personality.

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: Ped-al-filli-ya

Sentence: Although he lives in the inner city Martin's pedalphilia drove him to spend eight thousand dollars on a state-of-the-art carbon fibre mountain bike with dual racing suspension and titanium components. It remains indoors in 'as new' condition, having being ridden once in five months.

Etymology: 1.pedal - a foot operated lever on a bicycle. 2.philia - a fondness, craving or affinity for something.


Great use of irony in your sentence. Your word too, in more ways than one. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-19: 18:54:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2009-01-20: 22:03:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh - SHEEN - eer - ee

Sentence: Erwin had a serious case of machineerie for his cars and garden machines that was a strange sort of superstitious infatuation.

Etymology: Blend of machine and eerie


I do find this car infatuation a little spooky - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-27: 11:55:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: aw/toe/dol/uh/tree

Sentence: Jason spent every Saturday and Sunday cleaning, vacuuming, washing, waxing and detailing every square inch of his Alfa Romeo sports car, a car at the cutting edge of design and technology, which he truly, madly and deeply loved. Jason's wife called it out and out autodolarty.

Etymology: auto + idolatry (love, homage, glorification, veneration, worship)


Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-27: 18:47:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inanimōshən

Sentence: Suzy is the light of Bob's life. She fills that void left by the fact that he can't have children of his own. He spends more time with her than he does with his wife. She makes him smile every time he sees her. She fills him with inanemotion. Suzy is Bob's car.

Etymology: inanimate (not alive) + emotion (any of the particular feelings that characterize such a state of mind, such as joy, anger, love, hate, horror, etc.)


metrohumanx Car-amba ! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-19: 15:53:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: GIZmo-po-MORE-fizzem

Sentence: Maria loved Rotwang and the little fixer-upper they shared on the prairie. In an effort to better herself, Maria took an online course in Animal Husbandry and obtained a government grant to develop a slow chipmunk through selective breeding. Rotwang's contribution to domestic bliss was the maniacal disassembly, upgrading and fine-tuning of every mechanical device they owned. Mysterious packages arrived every day, and Rotwang would spirit them into the basement where, to a chorus of clangs, whirrrs and curses, he would assemble the parts into idolatrous animated devices. Rotwang had converted every appliance in the house into a sort of lamp, and when he started locking himself in for days at a time, Maria knew that he had fallen victim to the curse of GIZMOPOMORPHISM...When Maria tried to show Rotwang the fruits of her labor, a really slow stud rodent named Jacques, he callously smacked it from her hands and sent it flying into the anteroom like a little furry meteorite. Weeping profusely, Maria made Rotwang build a quonset hut in the backyard where he lived alone with all his infernal contraptions. When Rotwang finally emerged for a pastrami on rye with mustard, he found that Maria had packed up her beloved chipmunks and moved to L.A. where she joined the Church of Appliantology, met a surfer dude and opened a new-age pet shop out near Hubcap Heaven on the Antelope Freeway. Rotwang was last seen talking incoherently to a mutant shop vac as they dragged him off to Chunga's Home for the Mechanically Insane. The End :)

Etymology: GIZMO+anthroPOMORPHISM=GIZMOPOMORPHISM.....GIZMO: an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty;origin occluded...ANTHROPOMORPHISM: ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things,a core dogma of appliantology; Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrōpomorphos, from anthrōp- + -morphos -morphous.


metrohumanx See Maria and Rotwang here: - metrohumanx, 2009-01-19: 01:47:00

metrohumanx Maria can be seen here: - metrohumanx, 2009-01-19: 01:59:00

metrohumanx My ranking is plunging faster than an old soviet submarine. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-21: 14:46:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: uh-GOG-go-MOH-beel-EE-uh

Sentence: It was true, Bob was jaloopy. Indeed, it would need a entire chapter in a medical dictionary to adequately describe the vagaries of his Obsessive Carpulsive Disorder. At first he succumbed to ferrariosis; then he was humberstruck; recovered for a short time, only to fall victim again to isuzulatry. But when he discovered, and purchased the first goggomobil, made by Hans Glaz, he was completely overtaken by acute agoggomobilia.

Etymology: The "GOGGOMOBIL" a microcar produced in the Bavarian town Dingolfing after World War II by Hans Glas. Blended with AGOG: bewitched, enthralled, thrilled, joyful, breathless & MOBIL: motor car & IA: state, complaint, medical condition.


let's hope he doesn't get the benz - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-27: 11:51:00

Purrfect! Wonderful sentence! - spotthecat1, 2008-03-27: 13:37:00

Uniqueword, Bob...I was afraid this would be just another alfa romeo & juliet story. - Nosila, 2008-03-27: 21:59:00


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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: meh-can-nil-ling-gus

Sentence: Hunched in the corner, Robert was enamoured in mechannilingus over the new features of his new iPhone.

Etymology: mechanical+cunnilingus

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee rot oka

Sentence: Hot Rod, that's what the girls called him. He was hot and his name was Rod. But Rod was oblivious to the hungry stares of the girls around. He only had eyes for his sweetie, the wicked Fuelina. She had curves, she was powerful, she purred like a kitten when Rod got her going. They spent an inordinate amount of time together. Rod's mom was worried, because the neighbours complained that he & Fuelina "carried on" in the driveway until all hours. With her classy chassis and need for speed, Rod was mesmerized by her. One day, Rod's dad took him aside and told him a few hard truths. "Son, when I was your age, I thought I was in love, too, with Maggie. But I soon realized that it wasn't really love, it was just erautoca. There was no future for us and she gew old and worn out long before I did. The same thing will happen to you. She's a lovely car, but she'll break your heart. Soon the spark will die and you'll be looking for a newer model. Enjoy her while you can, but get yourself a real girl to marry and settle down car lasts forever and you don't want to end up alone and taking the bus!"

Etymology: erotica (creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire) & Auto (short for automobile, vehicle)


Superb sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-21: 01:29:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah




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Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Mek-NO-tek-NO-erot-o-per-ver-t-o-main-E-a

Sentence: Many a parent who bought their son a construction kit or "Junior Mechanics" toy, unwittingly inflicted hours of loneliness upon his future wife as he developed a case of mechnotechnoerotopervertomania leading not to grandchildren, but a brood of androids called Marvin and Kryton.

Etymology: Mechno (Mechanical origin) / Techno (Technical origin) / Perverto (Censored origin) / Mania (NO NO NO NO! origin)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-27: 01:25:00
Have these always been called "verboticisms?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-28: 06:00:00
Yes that's the word we use to describe our invented words. Of course you can also use "neologism". And I think we should create a subcategory for invented words with sexual undertones like your winning word today. It would be "verberoticisms". ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-19: 01:52:00
Domenic- go frisk 'em.

galwaywegian - 2009-01-19: 10:08:00
very high standard today :D

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-03: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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