Verboticism: Demifraud

'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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Demifraud

artr

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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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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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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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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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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Inthemannerjones

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: In-the-man-er-joe-ns

Sentence: Tony was such a great fan of action movies he would often daydream about taking the lead part. Lately he had watched so many he had convinced himself that he truly was inthemannerjones and even went out and bought a hat and a whip!!

Etymology: See Indiana Jones(Action/adventure film)

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:57:00

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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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Shameleon

artr

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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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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