Verboticism: Shameleon

'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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Chaucerfy

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Chorse-er-thigh

Sentence: Im reading this book called "The Lost Life of a mis-understood husband" and im convinced it's all about me.' Mate, seriously get out more, you don't need to chaucerfy yourself over it. It's probably your mind!

Etymology: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat nicknamed the father of english literature. fy - as in 'mystify' or words with fy at the end.

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COMMENTS:

maybe chaucerfry would work too - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 13:04:00

Yes, he does need to get out more: otherwise he might turn a "whiter shade of pale!" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 15:50:00

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Wonderlie

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation:

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Heroffiliate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: heer-oh-fil-ee-eyt

Sentence: Roger has a hard time reading fiction. All too often he will heroffiliate with a character and end up either hurting or making a fool of himself when he attempts to do something he has no clue how to do. Just last week he ran his star cruiser into a tree when he switched it to autopilot.

Etymology: hero (a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities) + affiliate (to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate)

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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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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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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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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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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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Fictomaniac

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fik-to-MEY-nee-ak

Sentence: Obsessed by Disney characters, but a frazzled fictomaniac, Bob's "plutolatry" convinced him of his true identity.

Etymology: Blend of Fiction & mania

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So right on the definition. Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:31:00

love plutolatry - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:05:00

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