Verboticism: Mythallaboutme

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Carreycature

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: karry/ka/chur

Sentence: He had become such a carreycature that you could never be sure if you would encounter the Cable Guy, Bruce Almighty or Ace Ventura.

Etymology: caricature + carrey (as in Jim Carrey)

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COMMENTS:

Like the way your creation incorporates what a cartoon of a charcter such people do become! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:30:00

thanks silvery - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:04:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:23:00

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Skitsophrenic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /skit-suh-fren-ik/

Sentence: Every time Julian watches the movie Star Wars, especially the jedi fight scenes, he becomes a total skitsophrenic — he thinks he's Luke Skywalker, and he jumps up and starts fighting off illusionary enemies with his imaginary lightsaber. He's such an autobiografool!

Etymology: skit - a short literary or theatrical piece, or sketch (from Old Norse, skjuta "to shoot") + schizophrenic - term used to describe a person with multiple personality disorder (from Greek, skhizein "to split" & phrenic "of the mind")

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COMMENTS:

Good word tigger!! Love the word use and blendage! :) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-24: 04:30:00

Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:34:00

Great word, but don't let Julian watch "Sybil" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:10:00

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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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A Liternoti bad word! - Nosila, 2008-11-17: 20:41:00

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Fantasme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fan tas mee

Sentence: When Wendy read books, she automatically related to the main character so strongly, that the fiction became a fantasme for her.

Etymology: Fantasy (imagination unrestricted by reality) & Me (first person singular;I)

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