Verboticism: Colorific

'Look! A pretty rainbow...'

DEFINITION: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Sally was driving with her boyfriend Kevin. Unfortunately, he sped too much, skidded,flipped and did a lot of damage to their car. Was she mad? No. Sally, who had chronic floptimism, thought thankfully that Kevin would not notice the crack she had put in the windshield last week or the broken off mirror so much now...

Etymology: Flop (fail utterly; collapse)& Optimism (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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Traumatopian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trou-muh-toh-pee-uhn

Sentence: Jane sees herself as a traumatopian, envisioning the best of any calamity. Some of her friends think she's on transcendental medication.

Etymology: trauma (a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident) + utopian (involving idealized perfection)

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Crashtastic

Created by: AllisonLittell

Pronunciation: Crash-tas-tic

Sentence: I had a crashtastic day when I ran over my bills.

Etymology: Crash: collide violently with an obstacle or vehicle tastic: fantastic

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Aestheticlysm

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: es-thet-i-cliz-m

Sentence: Georgina walked through the door with her hair bedraggled and clothes dripping. It was a relief to escape the torrential downpour, but her spirits were escalated by the joyous greeting from her boyfriend. He rhapsodised over the colour of her hair spangled with glittery droplets and the way her curvy outline was emphasised by the wet clothing. His aestheticlysm blinded him to the mascara dripping down her cheeks and the mud splattered over her shoes and ankles.

Etymology: aesthetic (beauty) + cataclysm (catastrophe)

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COMMENTS:

Welcome back, Petaj! - Nosila, 2010-11-23: 07:30:00

petaj Thank you Nosila. Thought I'd drop in. - petaj, 2010-11-24: 07:03:00

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Colorific

Created by: specks28

Pronunciation: Col-lar-if-fic

Sentence: The car crash looked like a colorific accident.

Etymology: Color- colorful ific- terrific

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Beautifail

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: bew-tih-fale

Sentence: She had a habit of seeing the beautifail in any situation, like the bright green and brown hues of the compost pile, or the colored styrofoam floating in the blue ocean water.

Etymology: Beautiful + Failure

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Finiculy

Krixwell

Created by: Krixwell

Pronunciation: fi-NIC-u-ly

Sentence: As she was focusing on the beauty of the oil spill and not the reason and consequences, James admired Sally's finiculy.

Etymology: Contraction of "finem cuniculum", Latin for "(the) end of (the) tunnel", with an anglizised ending -y.

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Blightism

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: blytizim

Sentence: Doug liked the way the orange juice looked spilled all over the blue tiles. He told me he is into blightism. I asked him, "Is it an ism or is it an art?"

Etymology: blight + ism

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Discomboptimist

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Diss-com-bop-tim-ist

Sentence: His head still spinning from the accident, David was astonished to hear Sarah pull sepulchritude from their situation and admire the pretty rainbow in the spilled oil. He thought at first she must have a head injury and be delirious but then remembered the annoying pollyannarchy she displayed under stress which made her a relentless discomboptimist. He wasn't sure yet if it was charmingly childlike awe or a quixotic escape from reality, but that pretty rainbow better not come any closer or he would discombandon her!

Etymology: Discombobulate - cause disarray, disturb/ance, disrupt; Optimist - always look on the bright side of life! Dee-dum, deedum deedum deedum!

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Chaotickledpink

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kay yot ik ild pink

Sentence: The ability to be chaotickledpink is generally a solitary pleasure.

Etymology: chaotic tickled pink

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:53:00

I LOVE IT! - griffiegrrl, 2009-05-13: 12:31:00

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