Verboticism: Mnaromonic

'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Aroamance

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: uh-roh-manse

Sentence: The smell of yellowed paper created such a strong aroamance in Paige, taking her to the lands, islands, stars and planets of her childhood, that she could hardly believe it when the propriator of Moldy Oldies, her favorite book shop, found her on the floor, and told her it was closing time.

Etymology: Using AROMA, meaning odor, scent + ROAM, meaning to wander, travel + ROMANCE, meaning, among other things, flight of fancy, allure, fascination

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COMMENTS:

old books - what a lovely memory - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:24:00

Sweet sentence, etymology and word ... for the aroamance that delights us for as long as we live and read! Delightful verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:31:00

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Oldsmeller

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: old + smell + lur

Sentence: Yes, everytime I smell corn, I am reminded of the night Old Smeller and I slept in the cornfield waiting to catch the racoons; and the smell of hay reminds me of the time he helped bring the newly birthed calf home from the field. Sadly, when I smell pork, I remember how we were bitten by Feral Hogs. Finally, The smell of gunshot brings tears as I recall how Old Smeller got rabies from a Grey Wolf and my dad had to shoot him....

Etymology: Old - Smell - Old Yeller>> How certain odors would remind Travis of Old Yeller or Old Smeller.....

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COMMENTS:

humorous word & LOL sentences - "...bitten by Feral Hogs."!-must smell nasty - splendiction, 2009-03-23: 21:30:00

humorous word & LOL sentences - "...bitten by Feral Hogs."!-must smell nasty. Poor Oldsmeller. - splendiction, 2009-03-23: 21:32:00

Great word and Old Yeller sure brings back memories...7 of us in our family packed into the station wagon to go see the movie at the drive-in...at the end only My Dad and I were awake to see the sad ending and I cried all the way home! - Nosila, 2009-03-23: 23:03:00

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Retrostench

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-tro-stench

Sentence: Wandering through the empty bingo hall, Jean soon became aware of a retrostench that was clearly that of an old lady marinated in Lilly of the Valley toilet water perfume. "It couldn't be," she thought, "Grandma's been dead for 20 years."

Etymology: Retro--involving, relating to or reminicent of things past Stench--an offensive smell or odor

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COMMENTS:

super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:25:00

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Olefactory

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /ohl-fak-torr-ee/

Sentence: Ron's nose smelled heated metal and stinging welled in his eyes. The punch had landed squarely on the bridge of his nose, and had trigged an olefactory reaction. He remembered the first time his stepdad had hit him. The terror as he grabbed him by the back of the shirt, the smell of red iron, a mouth full of blood, and his stepfather writhing and clawing at the side of his own head. He snapped out of the memory with a mouth full of salt and rubber, and there lay the mugger doubled much the way John was, years ago. He spat, and the ear landed askew on the ground, like a fallen leaf.

Etymology: ole - colloquial version of "old"; olfactory - relating to the sense of smell

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COMMENTS:

pretty graphic but a terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:28:00

Your sentence ranks right up there with the best of Steven King! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:41:00

Really good word and terrific sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-23: 23:29:00

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Nosetalgia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōstaljə

Sentence: Charlie went out for a walk. As he approached a patch of woods he caught the unmistakable scent of skunk. In a case of nosestalgia, he flashed back to his first encounter with one of these odoriferous creatures. It was quite a shock for a puppy to think that something he saw as a possible playmate would do something so rude. His current walk quickly took a new direction.

Etymology: nose (the sense of smell, esp. a dog's ability to track something by its scent) + nostalgia (a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past)

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:24:00

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Historeek

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hisss tor eeeek

Sentence: the historeek led to hystereeks

Etymology: historic reek

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Nostradaromagia

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: nostrad-aro-ma-gia

Sentence: Man oh man! It was a sensation so powerful...Not only did it conjur up nostalgic memories, but I'm sure to predict that memories of this experience will surface in the future in other semi-unfortunate sensual circumstances.

Etymology: nose + nostradamus + aroma +nostalgia

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Smemories

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smem(ə)rēz

Sentence: While Bubba was touring the Everglades, somebody popped the top on a can of Red, White & Blue. Suddenly the smemmories flooded back. The combination of the fragrance of brackish water and cheap beer was almost too much for him. The mere thought of using kids as gator bait still makes him shudder. As bad as it is for him, it’s double for his buddy Lefty.

Etymology: smell (an odor or scent) + memories (something remembered from the past; a recollection)

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mrskellyscl very funny - mrskellyscl, 2010-10-05: 06:18:00

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Scentimiscing

MattShields

Created by: MattShields

Pronunciation: SENT-im-is-ing

Sentence: I was just smelling your shirt and scentimiscing.

Etymology: scent + reminiscing

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Smelementary

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smel-uh-men-tree

Sentence: When Larry watched his grandchildren for the weekend they had a great time doing an art project together. As he caught a whiff of crayons and white paste he had a true smelementary moment.

Etymology: smell (to perceive something by its odor or scent) + elementary (of or pertaining to an elementary school)

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