Verboticism: Hystohysteria

'That can't be me. He doesn't have any muscles...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who is so enamored with their online identity that they believe that it is more real than their physical one. v. To suddenly realize that you are large, blubbery mammal with no useful superpowers.

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Disillusioneter

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis·il·lu·sion-net-er

Sentence: Bob Blobber's computer burned out and he had to go and get ready to shop for another one. As he peered into the mirror he realized that he had turned into a disillusioneter and was shocked to see he had lost all his hair and his super powers had vanished.

Etymology: Disillusioned~ Disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed. Neter: Taken in part from the word inter"net" added "er" to show one who practically lives on the internet.

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Falsifeyed

Created by: philhealy

Pronunciation: Fal-si-fied

Sentence: Mac realized that his appearance was drastically falsifeyed from what he looked like online. He, in fact, did not have x-ray vision or abs of steel. He was of a rather embonpoint stature in real life.

Etymology: Falsif- From the word "falsified" -Eyed From the word "eye"

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Irlterego

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: earl-ter-ee-go

Sentence: Gordie64's IRLterego was known as Gordon and unlike the svelte, pixellated, online image, was a spotty, pudgy teenager.

Etymology: alter ego + IRL (in real life)

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Eegotist

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ee-go-tist

Sentence: Nerdia was sometimes caught muttering in the lift. She hated catching site of herself in the mirrored walls as it threatened her eegotism, when she saw just how ordinary she looked, in comparison to her online persona.

Etymology: e (prefix commonly used for anything to do with the internet - electronic) + egotist (one who thinks they are darn cool)

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COMMENTS:

agree with the use of "e". eexcellent eword! - splendiction, 2009-05-15: 23:22:00

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Virtuamnesial

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: vir-tu-am-knee-ze-yal

Sentence: Vince spent so much time in his Second Life that he was virtuamnesial. After a good look in the mirror one morning, he realized to his horror that he was still in his first life and that he had forgotten to go to work and pay his rent. Homeless and penniless, he took his laptop to Starbucks and returned to his virtual kingdom that didn't suck.

Etymology: Virtual: 1) existing in essence or effect, but not appearance or form, 2) being actually such in almost every respect--such as a virtual wreck 3) a computer generated simulation + amnesia: a partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from a shock, psycological disturbance or brain injury. "Second Life" -- a virtual world that people can create where they can live vicariously as the person they wish they really would be.

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Cyberborg

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SIE-ber-borg

Sentence: Alvin had lost all sense of reality and had become a cyberborg whose identity and very existence had come to depend on his on line persona, a grandiose creation totally unlike the real man.

Etymology: Shamelessly based on 'cyborg', (a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device)

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Avatarlusional

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: av-ah-tah-loo-zyah-nool

Sentence: he'd been staring at his fake profile pic for so long he had become avatarlusional

Etymology: avatar, delusional

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Hyperspacecadet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hahy-per-speys-kuh-det

Sentence: Tim works hard and lovingly at creating his online presence. Somehow, no matter what he does, some part of his real self sneaks through and he ends up with a hyperspacecadet.

Etymology: hyperspace (computer network) space cadet (absent minded)

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Superglower

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: soōpərglouər

Sentence: As he lay in his hospital bed Rudy realized that his cyberpowers were not effective in the real world. The closest thing he had to superpowers was a superglower and somehow a dirty look and pudgy body just weren't that effective against a charging bull.

Etymology: superpower (extraordinary powers possessed by fictional characters) + glower (dirty look)

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Hystohysteria

Created by: CoriK

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