Verboticism: Gizmoffection

'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: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: giz-moh-FEK-shuhn

Sentence: His wife, for the sake of the children and their marriage, tried to be understanding but at times there were arguments. Every Sunday morning he'd rush out of the house to lavish attention on her. When the water was just the right temperature he washed her gently. The special soap he bought for her foamed luxuriously and he rubbed her everywhere. He paid special attention to those hard to reach places. After the wash came the massage therapy. Hours and hours of rubbing and sweating paid off when the glow of satisfaction shined all over her. He laid back admiring her and happy over a job well done. With the sun heading towards the horizon, he cleaned up, put away the toys he had used on his lovely and closed the garage door. He headed back into the house as his wife shook her head praying that doctors would come up with a cure for his gizmoffection.

Etymology: WWII U.S. Navy/Marine slang: gizmo + (a)ffection [Middle English affeccioun, from Old French affection, from Latin affectiƍ]

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