Verboticism: Utopiaint

'Look I found a pretty flower.'

DEFINITION: v. To see joy and beauty where others only see complications, trouble and weeds. n. A moment of delight which dissipates as soon as it is shared.

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Pollyanntidote

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pol-ee-ANN-ti-doht/

Sentence: Although little Valerie exhibited a constant love of life, and an exuberance for discovering beauty in even the most mundane things which was almost infectious, her older sister, Sharon, was immune to such charming behavior, and she would almost always attempt to deter Valerie's optimism with her version of a Pollyanntidote. So when Valerie tried to show Sharon how the broken bottle she'd found made the prettiest little rainbows on the sidewalk, Sharon said, "Does it still do that when it's all covered with blood?" Valerie put the bottle down but, undeterred, she looked around, spotted a butterfly, and promptly went running off after it. Sharon thought she spotted a patch of poison ivy in the direction that Valerie was heading, and she idly wondered if a big, itchy rash might curb some of her sister's enthusiasm.

Etymology: Pollyanna - an excessively or blindly optimistic person (in allusion to the influential novel "Pollyanna" about an inspiringly cheerful little girl) + Antidote - a remedy or counteragent (from Greek, antidoton "given as a remedy")

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COMMENTS:

great word tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:50:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:12:00

Great bit of thinking. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:15:00

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Blissmourn

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: blees-mourn

Sentence: Amy had a long chat with super-cute Ryan after Miss Morgan's History class. Amy was delighted and came home feeling all giddy because she had a crush on Ryan since Hayden broke up with her few months ago. She excitedly went to her sister April's room (who was an year senior) and told her about Ryan, but April started laughing and told Amy that Ryan only date guys. Hearing this Amy suffered from a strong feeling of blissmourn and her romantic dreams about Ryan were squashed.

Etymology: Bliss (complete happiness) + Mourn (express feeling of grief after a loss)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:27:00

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Wonderblah

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: won/der/blah

Sentence: The child's enthusiasm and delight was immediately snapped by her mother's negative comment. It was a wonderblah moment.

Etymology: wonder + blah

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COMMENTS:

Wonderblah could describe my experience shopping for bras online yesterday. Why women want those plastic tubes poking at their ribs all day, I'll never know. And why do men wear little nooses around their necks? Do they secretly want to be hung? Or are buttons actually obscene and need to be hidden? I think that just inspired a definition... - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:31:00

I think that, under the circumstances described, Freud may understand! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:20:00

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Happydamper

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hap-pE-camp-per

Sentence: Bob isn't a happydamper as Jill told hom his green lush garden is just a huge crop of skunk grass.

Etymology: happy camper/ damper

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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Her excitement soon turned to floptimism when Ashley gave her sister Erika a dandelion from the yard, which she had inadvertantly killed.

Etymology: Flop (disappointment;failure) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things;the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Optipessi

Created by: eap6217

Pronunciation: Opti - pess - i

Sentence: I am feeling rather optipessi because I won on the lottery but it was only £5.

Etymology: Being optimistic and pessimistic at the same time

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COMMENTS:

Good word eap! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:21:00

Like it, eap6217...have had similar experience...I had all the numbers for today's draw, only to discover I was looking at last week's ticket. With my luck, I will win the big one, but I will be 98 and unable to go out and spend it!! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:47:00

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Glassmostasy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: glass/most/a/see

Sentence: Sunny was full of glassmostacy and offered uplifting advice to one and all.

Etymology: glasnost (time of freedom of information in Russia) + glass half full or in this case glass most full + ecstasy

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Ignobliss

Created by: hfjamma

Pronunciation:

Sentence: ignorance is bliss

Etymology:

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Serendumpity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ser - un - DUMP - it -ee

Sentence: Thinking she was spreading great joy only to receive criticism for her choices, little Helga experienced a sudden sadness and severe pangs of serendumpity.

Etymology: Blend of serendipity and 'dumps' or state of sadness.

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great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:14:00

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Robtomist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rob tom ist

Sentence: Rosemary had started out optimistic, but marriage to Rob had taken its' toll on her good nature and she felt like she had married a robtomist. She decided to create a lovely garden after mulch thought. Her garden was her therapy, because he was a creeper who had tended to lilac a sidewalk and perennially wore his bachelor buttons while out with some hoe. Sod him, the rake...he thought he was so poplar! She turfed aside her negative feelings when out in her garden and with thyme, grew more sage. Her efforts in the garden helped rid her Hostality and control her impatiens. Her favourite fantasy while working the earth was to plan ways she could root out her rotten husband, the son of a birch: hit him in the gourd; beet him; artichoke him and let the life leek from him. But instead of pining fir him, she decided that sooner or later he'd begonia and she could prune him out of her life forever. Dill death do us part, indeed! She rose from her planting as all was well with the Cosmos, spruced herself up and went into the house to catch another episode of her favourite show, Lawn Order.

Etymology: rob (to steal) & optimist (someone who finds the good in everything and everyone)

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COMMENTS:

Well thought out. - eap6217, 2008-03-31: 13:53:00

HA! Love the sentence (and the word)! Lawn Order, son-of-a-birch, artichoke him... too funny! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:20:00

Great word;love the story! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-31: 23:55:00

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