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'Going where no man has gone before.'

DEFINITION: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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Hitchhikersguidetophilosophy

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: hich hi kerz giid to fil o so fy

Sentence: Any time a major geopolitical event horizon approached, the Citadel was abuzz with silly sophists searching for answers in their HG2P. They approached the Vonnegists with an earnest hope creating a new Azimodome.

Etymology: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy + Philosophy.

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COMMENTS:

once again - a great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:53:00

it could have been better, but i was pressed for time with a project here... - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 12:29:00

And for his next feat, jadenguy went on to prove that black is white and white is black before getting run over at the next zebra crossing. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:00:00

Having read THHGttG as a kid in the U.S., it took me several years before I realized that a "zebra crossing" was the same thing as a crosswalk. I also thought that Arthur Dent had been forced to wander into the basement of the planning office carrying a fire-burning "torch" as opposed to an electric one (a flashlight). - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:03:00

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Mythnomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mith/no/mer

Sentence: An expert in links between high intelligence, a sedentary lifestyle and the influence of pop culture, Caliope Broun, Phd, was attempting, in her latest paper, to trace the beginnings of these--for lack of a better word--"mythnomers" that began occuring in the 20th Century.

Etymology: From myth, for widely held, but false belief + nomer, Latin for name; a play on misnomer, a misplaced name

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COMMENTS:

love saying this - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:43:00

Mouth ulther? Legend! - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-12: 16:15:00

Thank you, thank you, thank you for comments...what a strange fellowship of those who whose world in held together by words....Just how many of us are there????? - readerwriter, 2008-08-12: 17:42:00

metrohumanx Mythnomer maketh me lithp. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 22:08:00

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Presleyterian

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: prez-lee-TEER-ee-uhn

Sentence: American Idol is well on the way to becoming a new Presleyterian.

Etymology: Presley, after Elvis Presley + presbyterian, a common Christian sect.

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Hunka burnin' love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 11:00:00

We have an assembly of cureitans who meet on Queen Street and worship Robert Smith - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 12:03:00

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Spockism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Spahk-ism

Sentence: The trekkies exhibited spockism as they stood in line for the convention for 5 days.

Etymology: Spock - distinctive character in Star Trek ism - makes it a noun

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Fanaticult

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fah-nah-tee-cult

Sentence: The Spockonian Fanaticult was the new religion rivaling Christianity in 101 G.T. [Geek Times].

Etymology: fan + fanaticism + cult

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Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 10:01:00

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Populossus

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌppjuˈlɑsəs/

Sentence: While numbers are important to a populossus, the presence of too many fans decreases the devotees' sense of community, causing the fad to become absorbed into the much larger popular zeitgeist.

Etymology: from popular + colossus

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Fadreak

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Fad + reak

Sentence: Fadreaks come and go, Thank God!

Etymology: Fad ( slang, popular ) + Freak (odd-ball)

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Scifidolatry

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh fye doll a tree

Sentence: the sheer vulcanicity of his scifidolatry kept him klinging on to the slightest enterprising young stardate like a windblown roofer hanging tightly to the wainscottying.

Etymology: sci fi, idolatry

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petaj You've picard a good theme for your sentence. I nearly Shatner myself chuckling. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 07:18:00

Stellar sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 08:02:00

Love it. - Clayton, 2007-06-19: 12:35:00

was his name Roger Dolatry? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 14:56:00

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Soupcantata

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: soup-can-ta-ta

Sentence: Tom Arta, the Soupentologist, was puree of heart and sang with consommate skill when he performed the soupcantata. The whole cangregation were inspired by the word of Warhol and bowled out the church wishing everyone good laksa.

Etymology: Soup can (as in Campbell's) + cantata (musical setting of a religious text)

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makes me hungry for lunch -mm mm good - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:42:00

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Streetcreed

Created by: bigdog

Pronunciation: street'-kreed

Sentence: You can spot the rise of a new streetcreed by watching for new verbs (e.g. to McGyver something - to engineer a solution using improbable though commonly found items) to enter the vernacular.

Etymology: street cred (popular legitimacy) + creed (religion)

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petaj I like it. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:24:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-19: 00:19:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer. One of the neat things about Rob's writing is that he likes to ask questions about the big issues -- like religion and ethics -- while he peppers his stories with pop culture references. And one of his favorite pop icons is Star Trek! Rob we love you! And we celebrate Star Trek in your honor! Not that we're getting religious about it or anything... Thanks! ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-12: 16:18:00
Stu..stu..stupendous!