Verboticism: Floptimist

'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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Robtomist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rob tom ist

Sentence: Rosemary had started out optimistic, but marriage to Rob had taken its' toll on her good nature and she felt like she had married a robtomist. She decided to create a lovely garden after mulch thought. Her garden was her therapy, because he was a creeper who had tended to lilac a sidewalk and perennially wore his bachelor buttons while out with some hoe. Sod him, the rake...he thought he was so poplar! She turfed aside her negative feelings when out in her garden and with thyme, grew more sage. Her efforts in the garden helped rid her Hostality and control her impatiens. Her favourite fantasy while working the earth was to plan ways she could root out her rotten husband, the son of a birch: hit him in the gourd; beet him; artichoke him and let the life leek from him. But instead of pining fir him, she decided that sooner or later he'd begonia and she could prune him out of her life forever. Dill death do us part, indeed! She rose from her planting as all was well with the Cosmos, spruced herself up and went into the house to catch another episode of her favourite show, Lawn Order.

Etymology: rob (to steal) & optimist (someone who finds the good in everything and everyone)

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COMMENTS:

Well thought out. - eap6217, 2008-03-31: 13:53:00

HA! Love the sentence (and the word)! Lawn Order, son-of-a-birch, artichoke him... too funny! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:20:00

Great word;love the story! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-31: 23:55:00

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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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Floptimist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: flopp ta misssst

Sentence: When life gives you lemons...make a scrunched up face, she added floptimistically

Etymology: optimistic flop

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Ignobliss

Created by: hfjamma

Pronunciation:

Sentence: ignorance is bliss

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Fleelation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flee lay shun

Sentence: We all get feelings of fleelation. You know when your bank statement shows money you never knew you had, only to discover that you were accidentaly credited with someone else's deposit, after you spent it, of course. When you wait for the mail and are delighted to get lots of letters. Except, they are just bills and junk mail...no correspondence from friends. You are excited to get a tax refund of $500, only to find out your spouse owes them $2000 and you are going to have to help him out to pay for it. The worst though is when you are a kid and so excited about Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, only to finally find out it is really your parents. That's fleelation!

Etymology: Flee (run away quickly) & Elation ( a feeling of joy and pride;an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression)

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karenanne Also contains an element of "fleeting" - karenanne, 2010-06-07: 22:08:00

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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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Pollynannasecond

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: pah lee NAN ah sek und

Sentence: There was that moment, that brief wonderful Pollynannasecond, between the time she reached for the hundred-dollar-bill she found on the street and the moment she saw the truck bearing down upon her, in which she exclaimed into her cell phone to her friend, "Dreams really do come true, and tomorrow I'll finally be able to spend just a little money on a treat for myself!..."

Etymology: nanosecond + Pollyanna (a fictional girl who was unstoppably and, some say, insufferably cheerful and optimistic)

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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Her excitement soon turned to floptimism when Ashley gave her sister Erika a dandelion from the yard, which she had inadvertantly killed.

Etymology: Flop (disappointment;failure) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things;the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Hopetimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hope tim izm

Sentence: Jill's hopetimism that the pretty yellow flower she picked for her babysitter was soon squashed when she was told it was really a pesky dandelion.

Etymology: Hope (be optimistic) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things; the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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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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