Verboticism: Wonderlie

'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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Centrify

Created by: denduurs

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Transmogulfry

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: tranz-MOE-gull-fry (transmogulfried;transmogulfriar)

Sentence: Cosmo was a very likeable chap-superintelligent and kind to small furry things. I knew him briefly in junior high school, before he disappeared into the sordid subculture of the sixties. No more was heard from him until surfaced one day at Eva's Soup Kitchen. In the intervening decades, Cosmo had TRANSMOGULFRIED to a significant degree. He regaled everyone with his stories about his fortune, made and lost, as a Sheep Wrangler in New Zealand. A few minutes later, he explained his life with the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. He had been a rocket sled test pilot, a dental floss tycoon, and he could reel off a list of movies he had starred in under various names. Cosmo had TRANSMOGULFRIED his brain, but he was sure to inherit Ted Turner's vast fortune after he liberated Inner Mongolia and become an Ascended Master. Cosmo was a close personal friend of Doctor Terwilliger, whose thousand piano students would one day perform the ultimate piano recital. Cosmo perfected perpetual motion and the motor-operated pushover, but was cheated out of the royalties. He refused to accept money or tobacco, even if it wasn't damp. However, there was ONE favor he asked...please refer to him by his rightful name: Alexander Vasilievich Ungern Von Sternberg.

Etymology: TRANSmogrify+MOGUL+FRY=TRANSMOGULFRY...TRANSMOGRIFY:to change or alter one's perceptions or lifestyle,greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect, often to the detriment of one's sanity;origin unknown.....MOGUL: A person wielding great power, however imaginary- a tycoon or magnate;Persian Mughul, from Mongolian mong╬│ol Mongol.....FRY: To abuse one's brain to the point of delusion through accidental or intentional ingestion of psychotropic substances, particularly SOMA-the divine mushroom of immortality.... Or an industrial accident or other traumatic event.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Nice paintings here: http://www.roerich.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-11-17: 03:42:00

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:59:00

Cosmo sounds like The Great Pretender or Catch Me If You Can... - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:46:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-11-17: 22:47:00

hyperborean I like this one because it is one of the few verbs. - hyperborean, 2008-11-17: 23:00:00

Yep, good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-18: 03:09:00

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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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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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Transmogrifancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - MOG - ruh - fan - see

Sentence: While reading fantasy stories Mary Beth would often transmogrifancy and actually come to believe she was the heroine in the story.

Etymology: Transmogrify + fancy (fantasize)

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Anyone that takes a root word from Calvin and Hobbes has my automatic vote. - Banky, 2008-01-24: 15:35:00

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Oughttobiography

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ott to by og rafee

Sentence: Jimmy could identify with James Bond in all the books and movies. With his dashing good looks and suave,debonair comportment and je ne sais quoi, he could relate to James Bond, Agent 007, "License to Kill". He thought Ian Fleming had written an Oughttobiography for Jimmy when he wrote his books, as the similarities were very evident, if one had a "GoldenEye" for details. When he went for his annual physical, it was "Dr.No"; When he bought vodka (for his martinis, shaken, not stirred) it was "From Russia With Love"; when he got engaged it was "Diamonds are Forever"; when he got married, it was "Goldfinger"; when he got his hair done, it was "Live and Let Dye"; If he couldn't get an appointment, he could "Dye Another Day", because "Tomorrow Never Dyes"; when he bowled, it was "ThunderBall"; when he went hunting, it was "A View to a Kill"; when he played tennis with the Queen, it was "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"; when he went to the optometrist, it was "For Your Eyes Only"; when he enlisted in NASA's space gardening program, he became "Moonraker" and when he ate seafood, instead of kalamari, he ordered "Octopussy". Yes, Jimmy shared a bond with James Bond, he could scare "The Living Daylights" out of anyone who tried to steal his Aston Martin. When he got bored, he would head to "Casino Royale." He enjoyed a"Quantum of Solace" when he was caught speeding chasing "The Spy Who Loved Me" and after Blofeld's men, he was clocked at 95 mph by the "Man With The Golden Gun". There was some "Quantum of Solace" in the fact, he had to find a new pad,with all the best of Q's gadgetry. Although Jimmy was a citizen of this world,he thought "The World Is Not Enough"!

Etymology: Ought to (should, had better, need to) & Autobiography (a biography (life story) of yourself)

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metrohumanx As a lad in the sixties, I was pemanently warped by I Spy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Secret Agent Man, The Saint, The Prisoner, etc etc etc... - metrohumanx, 2008-11-17: 03:34:00

petaj didn't realise you had a james bond story when i came up with my word - petaj, 2008-11-17: 04:37:00

petaj Piercing humour, give us some Moore cos I'm feeling lazenby and singing like a connery. - petaj, 2008-11-17: 04:46:00

There's a lot of Bonding going on here, Walther PPK! One of the best lines from the movies was in Moonraker, when James (Roger Moore)and Lois Chiles are making love in zero gravity on a shuttle on their way back to Earth. M asks what is he doing?(because he can see them on the monitor) and Q answers, "I think he's attempting re-entry!" - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:36:00

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Iamesbond

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: I ams Bond

Sentence: It was only after he had screeched off in his astin martin that the guests realised that he was an IamesBond. Then all the strange martini demands, leering looks at female guests and the fact he was wearing a tuxedo to a bbq fell into place.

Etymology: James Bond (fictional character) + I + am + bond (to connect with)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle i thought the word was Lamesbond for a moment... which works too :) - libertybelle, 2008-11-17: 09:28:00

Very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-18: 03:12:00

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

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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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