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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: retoricaljoe


Sentence: You'd better leave out this atarism and buy the xbox kinect stuff...


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SAY-geh-snoo-tee

Sentence: Elwood was thoroughly segasnooty, totally convinced that his old outdated video games were superior to even the latest and most complex games.

Etymology: Blend of 'Sega' (video game) and 'snooty' (Snobbishly aloof; haughty)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tek nold ojee

Sentence: Barry & Irma are firm believers in technoldogy. They drive classic restored automobiles. They still use their 8 tracks; their hi-fi and they still play on their Atari. According to their philosophy, Noah was the only one who knew how to build a boat and the Wright Brothers were the Right Brothers!

Etymology: Technology (the practical application of science to commerce or industry) & Old (ancient,just preceding something else in time or order)

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: ăbə-kə-stăl'jə

Sentence: "Back in my day, we didn't have to wait for our slide rules to 'boot up!' Bah!" complained Grandpa, waxing abacustalgic, again, about the good ol' days. "And this VCR thingy you hooked up to my TV keeps blinking twelve o'clock ever since I kicked the cord out, and now it won't stop. What a lousy, piece of junk clock that thing is..." and so on.

Etymology: abacus (a manual computing device) + nostalgia (a longing for the past, often in idealized form).


I like the way this one sounds. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-08: 08:43:00

So do I - nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:24:00


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Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: gear stal zha

Sentence: Who doesn't feel a wistful gearstagia when they hear Elvis' music the way it was meant to be played.. on a warm round sound of a tubed hi fi.

Etymology: gear + nostalgia = gearstalgia


Technostalgia would have been good, too. - skeeterzirra, 2008-10-07: 20:06:00


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Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: staal-juj

Sentence: Joe and Susan loved to play Pong and Mario Bros., they loved it so much it brainwashed them into a deep, deep stalejudge.

Etymology: stale (old), judge


why do i keep getting i points man!??! - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 20:13:00


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Created by: jdriii

Pronunciation: nen-TEN-old

Sentence: He was so nintendold that he thinks old stuff is better than new.

Etymology: Blend of Nintendo and Old

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pon/ger

Sentence: Watching people play Wii at Best Buy sent him into a nostalgic moment and he began to ponger how amaaaaaaazing Pong and IntelliVision were and STILL are, but the sales person had no idea what he was talking about when he asked what isle these games were in.

Etymology: ponder + pong (the original video game - hey I still have an original working Radio Shack model in my basement - any Verbotomists free after work today drop by and I'll show you a REAL game while I ponger how I was nearly class champion in the ol' days


Stevenson0, since you mentioned Intellivision how bout we play Dungeons and Dragons? - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:51:00

This could get serious Jabber! Depending on how tonight's Atari/Pong evening goes, just you could drop by tomorrow night for some D&D. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-08: 16:12:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a ta ree ryz

Sentence: Joe's rec room was like a museum of obsolete and outdated technological wonders that were no longer compatible with modern systems. 8 Track Tapes;cassette music tapes;Beta videos; Video discs and player; reel to reel tape recorders; Brownie cameras; singles, 45's and 78 LP records;Atari and old Sega's; black & white tv; a wireless radio and 8mm and slide projectors filled his nether room. He had a computer with a 6 inch black screen with orange writing on it, that connected to nothing. His wife of course wanted all this sold at an Antique store or a garage sale. But Joe firmly believed he had bought the biggest and best of technology at the time and would ataririze his kids (who were too embarrassed to take friends downstairs) with the fact that the old ways were the best ways. He lived in the fantasy that all the new technology would fail and people would revert to the ancient items he possessed. His wife kept telling him, "Change the record, Joe!"

Etymology: Atari (one of the first video games produced in the 1980's)& Terrorize (fill with terror; frighten greatly)

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Created by: avandivai

Pronunciation: tek-noh-stahl-ji-ah

Sentence: Daisy despised her father for his technostalgia; his insistance on carrying his monstrously large and ancient cellphone while chaperoning the senior trip to Great America had made her a laughingstock in front of her friends.

Etymology: Technology (Electronic or digital products and systems) + Nostalgia (A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.)

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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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