Verboticism: Biographoon

'I am King Kong!'

DEFINITION: v. To identify so strongly with character from a book, show, or urban legend, that you become convinced that the story is actually about you. n., A person who believes they are a fictional character in wonderfully tragic and heroic story.

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Egofabulate

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: e·go·fab·u·late

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Transmogrifancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - MOG - ruh - fan - see

Sentence: While reading fantasy stories Mary Beth would often transmogrifancy and actually come to believe she was the heroine in the story.

Etymology: Transmogrify + fancy (fantasize)

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COMMENTS:

Anyone that takes a root word from Calvin and Hobbes has my automatic vote. - Banky, 2008-01-24: 15:35:00

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Delusivescape

Created by: kmartinmt

Pronunciation: de-lusiv-escape

Sentence: "Tommy imagined himself in every heroic movie, and was later diagnosed with Delusivescape."

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Fictomaniac

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fik-to-MEY-nee-ak

Sentence: Obsessed by Disney characters, but a frazzled fictomaniac, Bob's "plutolatry" convinced him of his true identity.

Etymology: Blend of Fiction & mania

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COMMENTS:

So right on the definition. Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:31:00

love plutolatry - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:05:00

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Liternoti

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: lit-er-NOT-ee

Sentence: Margeau fancied herself as part of the literati, and tried joining book clubs she found through Mensa Yahoo Groups (which, in a remarkably un-genius-like approach, were open for anyone to join). She belied her intelligence, though, when she would lapse into the first person when describing the plot of, say, Anna Karenina. "I was in such despair that throwing myself under the train seemed like my only option," she would intone passionately, only to see all her book club comrades come alive with the realization that she was a liternoti rather than a literati.

Etymology: Literati(literary intelligentsia) changed to incorporate "not"

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COMMENTS:

A Liternoti bad word! - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:41:00

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Transilvain

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tranz-sil-vayn

Sentence: Clark (who changed his name by deed poll) was so desperate to live out his hero's adventures that he was found stowing away on Challenger in a bid "to reach his unreachable star". He has a well-developed altar ego.

Etymology: Transilvane: (Superman) a fictional small artificial planet with horror movie character inhabitants. Vain: conceited. In vain: without effect or avail; to no purpose

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Biographoon

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: bi-og-ruh-foon

Sentence: That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he's even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead.

Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon.

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COMMENTS:

Clever combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00

Thanks - zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00

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Spydentifies

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spy dent if fyez

Sentence: Under the clever disguise of a humble sales associate at Home Depot, Sean Moore spydentifies better with his hero, James Bond. Ever vigilant, his imagination in overdrive, he sees KGB agents lurking in Paints...why do they really need fourteen gallons of red paint? Personally Sean prefers his paint shaken, not stirred. That shifty foreign character over in Electrical, is he really buying a new doorbell or parts to build a dirty bomb? And that glamorous femme fatale in Tools...she probably has gotten her marksman accreditation with nail guns and power tools. Sean would like to nail her. And when he goes into the Outdoors Dept., he likes to practise his fencing moves. Touche! Sean stays in top form until the day he will get the call to serve his country and save the world...in the meantime, someone needs mousetraps in aisle 3!

Etymology: Spy (a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors;a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people;secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage) & Identifies ( recognizes as being; establishes the identity of someone or something;considers (oneself) as similar to somebody else)

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COMMENTS:

artr Some idiot always needs mousetraps. Cute word. - artr, 2010-04-14: 12:17:00

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Transforminator

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: transfôrmənātər

Sentence: Billy has no personality of his own. He is a transforminator. Whatever "super" character is presented in a movie, TV show or video game he becomes. When he saw Star Wars he was convinced that the force was with him. He re-named the family sheepdog Chewie. When the Matrix was released it was a long trench coat and shades. There was a lot of snarling and grunting emanating from Billy's room when the Hulk was in the theater. His mother doesn't know what to expect if they make a live-action version of Wonder Woman as rumored.

Etymology: Transformer (Transformers is a 2007 live-action film adaptation of the Transformers toy franchise) + Terminator (The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction/action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. It features Arnold Schwarzenegger

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nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:56:00

metrohumanx VERY thorough mocking. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:15:00

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Mockymouse

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Maw key m ow s

Sentence: He rushed to the rescue of everyone in the office like the hero of movies, cartoons, and tv shows. He was a regular dynamo always trying to save the day. He was a real MockyMouse!

Etymology: Play on the word mock (to imitate disparagingly) and the cartoon hero Mighty Mouse

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