Verboticism: Chaucerfy

'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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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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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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Transforminator

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: transfôrmənātər

Sentence: Billy has no personality of his own. He is a transforminator. Whatever "super" character is presented in a movie, TV show or video game he becomes. When he saw Star Wars he was convinced that the force was with him. He re-named the family sheepdog Chewie. When the Matrix was released it was a long trench coat and shades. There was a lot of snarling and grunting emanating from Billy's room when the Hulk was in the theater. His mother doesn't know what to expect if they make a live-action version of Wonder Woman as rumored.

Etymology: Transformer (Transformers is a 2007 live-action film adaptation of the Transformers toy franchise) + Terminator (The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction/action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. It features Arnold Schwarzenegger

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:56:00

metrohumanx VERY thorough mocking. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:15:00

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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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Plotjack

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈplɒt.dʒæk/ /plot-jack/

Sentence: My ex plotjacked my favorite song, and now I can't hear it without imagining that it's about her.

Etymology: plot + hijack (as in "skyjack" or "carjack")

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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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Pretendgonist

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: pre-tend-go-nyst

Sentence: Trina is such a pretendgonist that after she read Romeo and Juliet she believed she was one of the main characters so deeply that she began making funeral arrangements and walking around in mourning for her dear departed Romeo; she snapped out of it when I reminded her that if she is Juliet, then she died too.

Etymology: pretend- to make believe + protagonist - main character in a story

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-17: 12:56:00

metrohumanx Brilliantly literate. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:14:00

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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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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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Fictseanconnery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fikt shaun kon ner ee

Sentence: On weekends, meek and mild tax accountant Fred Lipshitz became the fictseanconnery of his dreams. His alter-ego,Agent 007, James Bond, drove an Aston Martin, drank vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred) and spent his time ensuring meglomaniacs did not take over the free world...he was licensed to kill. His Goldfinger, Thunderball and Diamonds are Forever were a gift From Russia With Love. When at last they came for him, he was heard shouting, "Dr; No! You Only Live Twice! Never Say Never Again."

Etymology: Fiction (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact) & Sean Connery (Scottish Actor who portrayed James Bond, ultracool British Spy, in 7 movies between 1062 & 1983)

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