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'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Nostalchemy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nos/tal/kemy

Sentence: Times were tough so Sally and Sam resorted to nostalchemy after rummaging through the house to find anything with traces of base metals. They finally drew the line at pulling filled teeth.

Etymology: nostalgia (sentimental yearning) + alchemy (medieval chemistry seeking to turn base metals into gold)

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your reactive attractive verbotomy has great chemistry! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:24:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

You turn words into gold! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:30:00

ROTFLOL!You always come through with comedy and much to say with so few words~ :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:52:00

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Sentismeltality

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sent ih smelt al it eee

Sentence: Amazing how quickly sentimentality gives way to sentismeltality once the bear kicks the bulls ass

Etymology: sentimentality, smelt

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Smeltimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smelt im men tal

Sentence: Ronnie was taking a smeltimental journey. He had gone around the house and collected his wife, Julie's and his mother Mabel's old jewellery. His wife would never miss any of it because she never wore it and Mother was no longer somewhere that jewellery wearing was allowed. He threw everything, even pieces with stones and pearls into a big pot of hot water on the stove and started stirring. When his wife Julie came home she was hit with a strange burning odor. When she confronted Ronnie, he told her about his brainstorm. That old jewellery could be melted down into gold bullion and at $884.89 per ounce, they could be squillionaires! Julie blew up and told Ronnie that he should go back to Chemistry class, because gold would not turn to liquid until it reached almost 2000 degrees F! She pulled the pot off the stove, strained the hot metal into a collander and decided that the worse that happened this time was that her jewels got a good cleaning. She was furious, because the jewellery were the last keepsakes of her Mother and Granny and she valued them more than her goofy husband. She took the hot pot and bashed Ronnie on the head! He rubbed the lump on his cranium and he asked her if the Antiques Road Show was coming to town soon? She bashed him again, permanently and remembered the wise words of her dear old Granny, "InGot we trust, no one else!"

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentimental (given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality;effusively or insincerely emotional)

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metrohumanx At least they didn't stoop to selling those senseless violins! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:11:00

Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:38:00

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Heirloot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: air-lute

Sentence: Marty had some minor success heirlooting his mother's jewellery, but he was bamboozled how to make a profit out of the antique grandfather clock.

Etymology: heirloom (family treasure handed down from generation to generation) + loot (plunder)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend and pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:26:00

metrohumanx VEEY creative! Good one, petaj! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:31:00

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Plunderwear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pləndərwer

Sentence: Joan inherited some very nice jewelry from her mother. She cherished the memories that it evoked. Her husband only saw it as plunderwear, something to be cashed in at the slightest provocation.

Etymology: plunder (steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder) + underwear (clothing worn under other clothes, typically next to the skin)

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I wonder if this is one of Victoria's Secrets? - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:44:00

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Jewelleremixedemotions

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ju/well/ur/ree/mixed/ee/moe/shuns

Sentence: It was with jerwelleremixedemotions that she melted down all her charms.

Etymology: jewellery + re mix + mixed emotions

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Feltchemy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: felt kem mee

Sentence: Georgia was horrified to come home and find that her husband, Nat had taken all her antique, fine gold jewellery and placed it in a saucepan to try and melt it down into gold ingots. "What kind of feltchemy are you practising?" she lamented. "Relax, Precious", he smirked..."I am just cooking up some Karat soup for us"!

Etymology: Felt (to feel;to have sensed) & Alchemy (ancient chemistry practice to try and change base metals into gold)

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Smeltiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smel tim ent

Sentence: Roy surptised Rachel by throwing all her inherited jewellery into a pot on the stove to extract the precious metals. His smeltiment towards her prized antiques quickly turned to confusion. Seems they made fakes in the old days, too and she ended up with a sentimelted blob in her good cooking pots and nothing to remember Grandma by...Roy turned out to be an alchemissed.

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentiment (tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion)

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Sentimetal

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sen-tuh-met-l

Sentence: Times are rough for Tim. He has liquidated a number of his assets just to make ends meet. Today, it's a sentimetal issue. He may be fond of his Olympic gold but it will pay the rent.

Etymology: sentimental (weakly emotional) + metal (any of a class of elementary substances, as gold, silver, or copper, all of which are crystalline when solid and many of which are characterized by opacity, ductility, conductivity, and a unique luster when freshly fractured.)

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Sentimeltall

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sen tim ell tahl

Sentence: It's amazing how quickly sentimental turns to sentimeltall in tough times

Etymology: sentimental melt all

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-08: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:35:00
Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:37:00
Shoot - got into the wrong box by mistake.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:40:00
On second thought - that compliment is also very fitting for Metro's creating this definition and James' cartoon!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 23:59:00
I feel some guilt creating a def AND a word, but i really don't have anything premeditated... i'm just a verbosoldier in the verbototrenches - and i never vote for myself..... i'm not worthy. But i really love all you guys - you all raise the standard! And i really appreciate the factoid that thee are no spammers or hostile minds to contend with. we are indeed fortunate. The James Gang deserves some kind of cyber-medal... and you all do too! In Peace and Harmony and Conservation of our Precious bodily fluids.... I thank you all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 07:33:00
Thank you for the kind and funny words -- especially the ones made from your melted-down memories. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-21: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James