Verboticism: Craftsmania

'What are you doing to the lawnmower?'

DEFINITION: n. The strong feelings of devotion and affection which a person feels towards their favorite mechanical device or appliance, such as a car, boat, power tool, or toilet. v. To lavish a machine with affection, attention and an imagined personality.

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: krafts/may'/knee/uh

Sentence: Jamagra adored the harvest gold toilet in her "vintage" 1970s house. Gleefully she undertook repairing the toilet's flush handle, lift chain and wax seal. Replacing the ball cock filled her heart with true craftsmania! Unfortunately (and disconcertingly) sometimes Jamagra would still walk into the bathroom unable to recall what she was supposed to be fixing that day...

Etymology: CRAFT - 1. to make by hand with great care; 2. a ship or airplane + CRAFTSMAN - 1. one skilled in a craft; 2. the brand of hand tools, power tools, lawnmowers, generators, etc. sold by Sears + MANIA - a pathological state characterized by euphoria, excessive activity and impaired judgment

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Comments: Craftsmania

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-27: 15:58:00
Wow, I'm impressed, great words and toilet repair! You must be a hot commode-ity.

Nosila - 2008-03-27: 22:02:00
Great sentence, Jamagra. I get flushed just thinking about it and I, too, do not remember why...