Verboticism: Dandelionize

'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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Opticynic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äptəsinik

Sentence: Gloria is a true football fan. Her favorite team doesn’t give her much to cheer about. She is an opticynic whenever something good happens. If her team scores a touchdown she starts to celebrate but immediately expects and looks for a penalty flag.

Etymology: optimist (hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something) + cynic (a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons)

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Positude

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: Positive and attitude

Sentence: Dude, cut the positude.

Etymology: Positive + attitude

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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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Utopiaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-TOPE-e-aynt

Sentence: Finding joy and beauty where most others found only ugliness, Little Melanie's eden was in fact, a utopiaint.

Etymology: Blend of 'utopia' (a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions) and 'ain't' (am not : are not : is not)

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Blissipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BLIS-uh-peyt

Sentence: As rainclouds fade away to distant horizons, only the waterless desert blissipates at its sandy dunes.

Etymology: BLISS :Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss, from blīths, from blīthe, joyful; -_SIPATE:from L. sipatus, pp. of (dis)sipare "disperse, squander, disintegrate, cause to vanish" + supare "to throw, scatter about."

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very poetic - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Great word Oz! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 14:05:00

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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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Unjoyment

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əndʒɔɪmənt

Sentence: The bad news is that a child’s life can be filled with moments of unjoyment. Some of the biggest are when they try to share great discoveries with adults. The white cardboard telescopes you found in your mom’s bathroom trashcan... how excited the dog gets when you rub certain parts of his tummy... Others moments need no adult intervention at all to quash the fun. Discovering that semi-sweet chocolate is a lie... that amusement park really means scare the bejesus out of you... that you are NOT the next Tony Hawk... The good news is that eventually get to become an adult and can start helping your kids unjoy their lives.

Etymology: un (denoting the absence of a quality or state; not) + enjoyment (take delight or pleasure in an activity or occasion)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne "White cardboard telescopes" - good one - I laughed out loud! - karenanne, 2010-06-07: 22:10:00

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Dandelionize

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dan/dee/li/on/ize

Sentence: Depending on which of her friends you talked to, Leslie's tendency to dandelionize every situation made her either naive or optomistic.

Etymology: dandelion - plant commonly perceived as a weed, but good in salads and wine lionize -to treat as a celebrity

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Transienchantment

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: trān'zē-ən-chānt'mənt

Sentence: Marvin suddenly knew his crush on the willowy blond/e he had met at the bar earlier that evening was mere transienchantment when, as they were making out in the darkened booth in the back, his hand felt the stiffening bulge beneath the front of "her" miniskirt.

Etymology: Trans, from transgender, politically correct term for the range of proclivities from cross-dressers to full-blown top and bottom transsexuals; iench, unit of measurement in the deep southern U.S.; antment, that which befalls one's honey sandwich when dropped on the ground.

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Ahh, his own personal Crying Game! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:41:00

Yep, I understand, the willowy blonde was an undercover cop and the "bulge" was his gun! Very funny; good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:02:00

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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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