Verboticism: Munitionwoo

'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: doseydotes

Pronunciation: myu-ˈni-shən-ˈwü

Sentence: Just before she went to sleep, Josephine reached under her pillow one more time and pulled out the Sig Sauer P228 9mm she had bought at H&H Gun Range three days ago. She turned it back and forth in the lamplight, admiring the black powdery smoothness of its surface, the crispness of the grooves on its grip, the sporty ridges on its slide. She lifted it, sideways, to her nose, to catch the sweet fragrance of the gun oil she had applied earlier today while cleaning from it the traces of metal and burnt gunpowder that had collected on it from the range. “Good LORD, woman! Are you sniffing that thing again? You’ve got the worst case of munitionwoo I’ve ever seen. It’s a TOOL! GET OVER IT!” Leon flopped on the bed and turned over with a snort. “It’s okay,” Josephine whispered to the Sig. “He doesn’t understand us, that’s all.”

Etymology: From the Greek, mu, meaning "the cry of frightened and cold feline companions locked out of the bedroom at night"; from the La Petite, nit, meaning "tiny irritating creature of great power, the mere mention of which can influence one's head into itchiness"; and from the Chinese, shun woo, meaning "great creator of melodic cacophony sent directly into one's ears without damaging one's wallet as badly as, for instance, Bose would do."

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