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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: libwen

Pronunciation: wist-fyl-ness

Sentence: Bill's dislike of cell phones, iPods, and flash drives were symptoms of his underlying wistfileness.

Etymology: wistfulness (sadness, yearning) + file (computer file)

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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: PONGER - verb - from PONG (the original video game from the 1980's) + PONDER (To reflect, or consider with thoroughness and care; TO REFLECT)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nästaljəngk

Sentence: Wesley loves his nostaljunk. Thoroughly convinced that the games he grew up with are the best he spends most weekends scouring thrift markets and yard sales to feed his addiction. The fact is he spends so much time looking for controllers, games and consoles that he has little time to play.

Etymology: nostalgia (a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past) + junk (old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value)

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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: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: ŏb'sə-lŭst-ənt

Sentence: Afflicted with extreme obsolustence, Sandra and Bill refused to buy any video game created after they were born.

Etymology: From obsolescence: Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; and lust: to have a yearning or desire

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Created by: cawnpore


Sentence: Granny technanachronized Syphon Filter and went on playing Pacman on my plasma screen...

Etymology: techno+anachronic+ize

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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: kathleen



Etymology: DOS + -stalgia

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: RE-troh-FANG-guh-ree

Sentence: Retrofanglery was the best word to describe Bob's unbending belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in every way, to today's technology.

Etymology: FANGLE: Something fashioned ; v. t. to fashion. .RETRO: affecting things past; of or designating the style of an earlier time; casting or relating back: & RY: state, condition, belief


retrofanglerglee would be good too - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:04:00


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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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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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