Verboticism: Fictomaniac

'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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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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Mythallaboutme

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: myth-all-a-bout-me

Sentence: Sue loved to read stories of mythallaboutme. In her mind she became the heroine, the ingenue, who had to endure horrible 3 headed beasts and one-eyed giants. They had such wonderful, easy lives and really nice hair. These beautiful women never had to deal with real horrible beasts like Larry, the guy in marketing and her sister who always complained about her boyfriend. She just knew that if she waited long enough some handsome son of a god would come and take her off to a far away land where food was prepared by the chef gods and you didn't ever have to wash the dishes.

Etymology: myth: a fictional story of supernatural beings or heroes that serve to explain the natural world, psychology or customs of a socety + mythology: a body of myths associated with an event, person or institution + all + about + me

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Centrify

Created by: denduurs

Pronunciation:

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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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Regolate

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: R'ego-late

Sentence: Kimberly could regolate with many literary heroes. "I know this book is about me" she would say. Zinnia overheard her say this and asked: "What book is that?" Kimberly's answer: Twilight. Zinnia was not surprised, as Kimberly had previously regonized herself in the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Judy Blume and Moses.

Etymology: Relate (to identify with) + Ego (selfish voice inside your head)

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Carreycature

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: karry/ka/chur

Sentence: He had become such a carreycature that you could never be sure if you would encounter the Cable Guy, Bruce Almighty or Ace Ventura.

Etymology: caricature + carrey (as in Jim Carrey)

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COMMENTS:

Like the way your creation incorporates what a cartoon of a charcter such people do become! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:30:00

thanks silvery - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:04:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:23:00

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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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Readceptor

Created by: avklive

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Reading about strong people impresses me strongly - I'm such a readceptor!

Etymology: reader + perception

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Heroffiliate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: heer-oh-fil-ee-eyt

Sentence: Roger has a hard time reading fiction. All too often he will heroffiliate with a character and end up either hurting or making a fool of himself when he attempts to do something he has no clue how to do. Just last week he ran his star cruiser into a tree when he switched it to autopilot.

Etymology: hero (a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities) + affiliate (to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate)

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Novelteaser

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nov ell tee zer

Sentence: Sidney was such a novelteaser, that he thought all books were about him...when he finished the thesaurus, he thought he was a dinosaur!

Etymology: Novel (fictional story) & teaser (attention getting, mocking)

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