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'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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Egofabulate

Created by: Jobanski

Pronunciation: e·go·fab·u·late

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

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

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Novelteaser

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nov ell tee zer

Sentence: Sidney was such a novelteaser, that he thought all books were about him...when he finished the thesaurus, he thought he was a dinosaur!

Etymology: Novel (fictional story) & teaser (attention getting, mocking)

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Biobliophile

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: by-o-blee-o-file

Sentence: You know she's a biobliophile if she clicks her heels together when she's homesick.

Etymology: biography + bibliophile

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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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Spydentifies

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spy dent if fyez

Sentence: Under the clever disguise of a humble sales associate at Home Depot, Sean Moore spydentifies better with his hero, James Bond. Ever vigilant, his imagination in overdrive, he sees KGB agents lurking in Paints...why do they really need fourteen gallons of red paint? Personally Sean prefers his paint shaken, not stirred. That shifty foreign character over in Electrical, is he really buying a new doorbell or parts to build a dirty bomb? And that glamorous femme fatale in Tools...she probably has gotten her marksman accreditation with nail guns and power tools. Sean would like to nail her. And when he goes into the Outdoors Dept., he likes to practise his fencing moves. Touche! Sean stays in top form until the day he will get the call to serve his country and save the world...in the meantime, someone needs mousetraps in aisle 3!

Etymology: Spy (a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors;a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people;secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage) & Identifies ( recognizes as being; establishes the identity of someone or something;considers (oneself) as similar to somebody else)

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COMMENTS:

artr Some idiot always needs mousetraps. Cute word. - artr, 2010-04-14: 12:17:00

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Centrify

Created by: denduurs

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Proletagonist

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: prohl-tag-oh-nizt

Sentence: Despite his convictions that he could easily clean the Augean stables, woo the heart of Estella, or lead the Joad family to the fruitful valleys of California, James was just your average proletagonist working the day shift at Kinko's.

Etymology: prole - short for proletariat, the working class, protagonist (- pro) - the primary character of a piece of fiction

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COMMENTS:

Alas, poor James. :) - yellowbird, 2008-01-24: 15:18:00

James is probably not your average prole, if he's working at Kinko's! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:11:00

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Biographoon

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: bi-og-ruh-foon

Sentence: That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he's even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead.

Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon.

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COMMENTS:

Clever combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00

Thanks - zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00

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