Verboticism: Pretendgonist

'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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Biobliophile

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: by-o-blee-o-file

Sentence: You know she's a biobliophile if she clicks her heels together when she's homesick.

Etymology: biography + bibliophile

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Demifraud

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: demēfrôd

Sentence: Wesley loves movies, especially those that depict heroes with supernatural powers. This is because they remind him of himself. When people see him racing down the sidewalk on his Segway, wearing his scarlet cape, all they see is a demifraud.

Etymology: demigod (a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity) + fraud (a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities)

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Proletagonist

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: prohl-tag-oh-nizt

Sentence: Despite his convictions that he could easily clean the Augean stables, woo the heart of Estella, or lead the Joad family to the fruitful valleys of California, James was just your average proletagonist working the day shift at Kinko's.

Etymology: prole - short for proletariat, the working class, protagonist (- pro) - the primary character of a piece of fiction

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COMMENTS:

Alas, poor James. :) - yellowbird, 2008-01-24: 15:18:00

James is probably not your average prole, if he's working at Kinko's! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:11:00

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Fantasme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fan tas mee

Sentence: When Wendy read books, she automatically related to the main character so strongly, that the fiction became a fantasme for her.

Etymology: Fantasy (imagination unrestricted by reality) & Me (first person singular;I)

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Morphigment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOR-fig-ment

Sentence: Sally is a daydreamer and when reading or viewing works of fiction will often morphigment, will experience realistic hallucinations wherein she becomes one of the characters in the story

Etymology: Blend of 'morph' (to change the form or character of - transform) and 'figment' (a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion)

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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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Shameleon

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shamēlyən

Sentence: Joey is a shameleon. When he goes to a movie or play, he often leaves with the feeling that he is somehow connected to the hero and can do much of what was depicted. He has to be very careful choosing what he goes to see. Bond movies? Trouble! Dukes of Hazard? Wrecked his car! His pet gecko may be in trouble if he goes to see **How to train your dragon**.

Etymology: sham (a thing that is not what it is purported to be) + chameleon (a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail, long extensible tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and a highly developed ability to change color)

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COMMENTS:

sHAMELESS - Nosila, 2010-04-16: 23:19:00

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Fictseanconnery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fikt shaun kon ner ee

Sentence: On weekends, meek and mild tax accountant Fred Lipshitz became the fictseanconnery of his dreams. His alter-ego,Agent 007, James Bond, drove an Aston Martin, drank vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred) and spent his time ensuring meglomaniacs did not take over the free world...he was licensed to kill. His Goldfinger, Thunderball and Diamonds are Forever were a gift From Russia With Love. When at last they came for him, he was heard shouting, "Dr; No! You Only Live Twice! Never Say Never Again."

Etymology: Fiction (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact) & Sean Connery (Scottish Actor who portrayed James Bond, ultracool British Spy, in 7 movies between 1062 & 1983)

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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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Literactor

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: lit-er-act-or

Sentence: As the literactor, of every heroine, of every book, she read, she was a real escape artist.

Etymology: Combo of literature and actor. Did she litter her mind with too much imagination?

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