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DEFINITION: n., A belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in almost every way, to modern, present-day technology. v., To wish that the today's technology was just as good as it was in the past.

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Created by: jmaadyes




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Created by: aiiden

Pronunciation: Classica-graphical-istics

Sentence: The classicagraphicalistics of old school console games are much more easy to understand than most of the newer video games now adays.

Etymology: classical+graphics+statistics


dork - aiiden, 2007-11-08: 10:26:00


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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: tehk-noh-STAHL-juh

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend could not put up with his fits of technostalgia and their Pong dates.

Etymology: technology + nostalgia


Alex should be sure to turn up at Stevenson0's tonight - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:47:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:33:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: old-lang-sys-tem

Sentence: (sung to the tune of Auld Lang syne-traditionally done on New Year's Eve) Should old Ataris be forgot and ever shall we miss them. Should my old Sega be forgot and Auldlangsystems. The games of Auldlangsystems, dear, like Donkey Kong and Pong. These games that kids all play today are difficult and wrong.

Etymology: auld lang syne: times remembered with affection and nostalgia + system: video gaming platforms from the 70's and 80's such as Atari, Seaga, Commodore and Intellivision

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Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: pre-techno-lite

Sentence: John was a real pretechnolite, always bragging about the marvels of his 1984 Atari.

Etymology: pre (before) techno (technology) lite (elite)


Good one! - Stevenson0, 2007-11-08: 22:10:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee vee not werks

Sentence: Grampa pined for the days when tv first came into the average home. Sure there were only 3 channnels; no remote controls (you got your exercise getting up every half hour to switch) and the shows ended at 11:00 pm, so you could get some sleep. Black and white tv meant you had to use your imagination to see the colors. That test pattern was mesmerizing, there were very few commercials and each night Gramp would end the evening with all-star wrestling followed by the national anthem. Nowadays, it was a case of tvnotworks. There were hundreds of channels to confuse you showing the same programs in a zillion different time zones. By the time you found one you wanted, it was over. Reality tv was what passed for entertainment on most channels...showing the depressing, tawdry side of life. You had to be an aerospace engineer to figure out all the recording contraptions on the remote...that elusive piece of hardware no one could ever find. Lost signals, cable outtages and such were new challenges. Nope, thought Grampa, give me the Ed Sullivan show every Sunday night to keep the family together...that was entertainment!

Etymology: TV Networks (broadcasting) a television communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs) & Not Works (does not work;cause to not operate or function)

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Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ti-er-dism

Sentence: He launched into a tiredism about Windows 95 whenever he started of his new laptop. Unfortunately it came with Vista and there was really nothing anyone could do but agree with his tiredistic view.

Etymology: tired+ ism

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: yes-tur-crazd

Sentence: Tom was so yestercrazed, he was still playing Zork.

Etymology: yesteryear, craze


Yestercrazed All my troubles seemed so far outweighed Now it looks as though they've gone and strayed Oh, I believe In yestercrazed - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 09:29:00

kinda corny but I had to make it rhyme and put a tune in your head for the day - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 09:29:00

Another Good One Purple! See you tonight at my house tonight to play Pong. Jabber's bringing her Atari too. Everyone's welcome!! Don't forget your Richard Harris and Beatle albums!!! Your vinyl will be find as I'm going to pick up a new needle for the record player. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-08: 09:46:00

ah Stevenson0 reminds me of the good old daze - I feel another song coming on " Those were the days, my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day But now we work all day and play verbotomy.... - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 11:02:00

Gee thanks Jabber. Guess that song is just as depressing as the one that was stuck in my head - Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesterday. Stevenson0 - I'm soooo there!!!! I'll run home and dust off the Commodore 64! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-08: 11:02:00

MrDave2176 I have some 8-track tapes if anyone is interested. And original formula Coke! - MrDave2176, 2007-11-08: 11:12:00

8-track tapes - I think I have an old Genesis one - now we need an 8-track player - porsche, 2007-11-08: 11:45:00

Crap, I sold mine with my 1970 Camaro. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-08: 11:55:00

Stevenson0, since you mentioned Intellivision how bout we play Dungeons and Dragons? - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:50:00


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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: ret ro gret

Sentence: With deep, shoulder shuddering retrogret 26 year old Sam exemplified on the various qualities that made a 90s console a much better play but he knew it was too far gone for these kids with their newfangled gadgets.

Etymology: Retro (reminiscent of the past) & regret (sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone)


simple but right on the mark - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:02:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-08: 01:18:00


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Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /TEK-uh-verse/

Sentence: Mario was what you would call techaverse, preferring his Atari, Commodore 64, and Walkman to the high-tech devices of today.

Etymology: tech+averse

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-08: 03:52:00
I actually do think Super Mario 3 rocked hardcore.

remistram - 2007-11-08: 09:18:00
Atari was the bomb!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-09: 21:08:00
You can actually download a version of Super Mario 3 to play on Wii. The best of both worlds ~ James

cawnpore - 2007-11-12: 21:57:00
Great word, it captures the meaning indeed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-05: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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