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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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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Pretcreatuselfing

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: Pret-creetu-sell-fing

Sentence: My best friend Aaron started jumping about like a kangaroo today. He never stopped. It's probably because of that show on Australia we watched yesterday. He never seems to be able to stop himself from Pretcreatuselfing. You never know when he might pretcreatuself himself as Steve Jobs, and start spewing Apples from his mouth.

Etymology: Pret(Pretend; fantasy or a myth) + Creatu(Creature; character) + Self(Assuming one's own self).

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Austentatious

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: osten/tay/shush

Sentence: There is an austentatious group that hangs out in the park wearing period clothing.

Etymology: ostentatious + jane austen

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Chaucerfy

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Chorse-er-thigh

Sentence: Im reading this book called "The Lost Life of a mis-understood husband" and im convinced it's all about me.' Mate, seriously get out more, you don't need to chaucerfy yourself over it. It's probably your mind!

Etymology: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat nicknamed the father of english literature. fy - as in 'mystify' or words with fy at the end.

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COMMENTS:

maybe chaucerfry would work too - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 13:04:00

Yes, he does need to get out more: otherwise he might turn a "whiter shade of pale!" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 15:50:00

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Metamorfigment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: met-uh-MOR-fig-ment

Sentence: Gladys was an inveterate daydreamer and when reading or viewing works of fiction would often metamorfigment and have realistic hallucinations wherein she became one of the characters in the story.

Etymology: Blend of 'metamorphosis' (conversion, transformation) and 'figment' (a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion)

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COMMENTS:

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-11-17: 12:15:00

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Fictuator

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: fik-choo-ey-ter

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Regolate

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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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Dejalieu

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: day-ja-loo

Sentence: Unfortunately, when Sandra read The Metamorphosis to her rodent friend, he experienced such a strong feeling of dejalieu that he turned into a large roach and had to be smashed immediately.

Etymology: deja vu (a familiar feeling) + in lieu of (in place of, or instead of)

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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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Dexterterous

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dex/tur/tear/us

Sentence: Mike become so dexterterous that he ritualistically cut up and packaged all his groceries.

Etymology: dexterous + Dexter (TV series)

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