Verboticism: Smeltimental

'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Smeltimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smelt im men tal

Sentence: Ronnie was taking a smeltimental journey. He had gone around the house and collected his wife, Julie's and his mother Mabel's old jewellery. His wife would never miss any of it because she never wore it and Mother was no longer somewhere that jewellery wearing was allowed. He threw everything, even pieces with stones and pearls into a big pot of hot water on the stove and started stirring. When his wife Julie came home she was hit with a strange burning odor. When she confronted Ronnie, he told her about his brainstorm. That old jewellery could be melted down into gold bullion and at $884.89 per ounce, they could be squillionaires! Julie blew up and told Ronnie that he should go back to Chemistry class, because gold would not turn to liquid until it reached almost 2000 degrees F! She pulled the pot off the stove, strained the hot metal into a collander and decided that the worse that happened this time was that her jewels got a good cleaning. She was furious, because the jewellery were the last keepsakes of her Mother and Granny and she valued them more than her goofy husband. She took the hot pot and bashed Ronnie on the head! He rubbed the lump on his cranium and he asked her if the Antiques Road Show was coming to town soon? She bashed him again, permanently and remembered the wise words of her dear old Granny, "InGot we trust, no one else!"

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentimental (given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality;effusively or insincerely emotional)

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Comments: Smeltimental

metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 01:11:00
At least they didn't stoop to selling those senseless violins!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:38:00
Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth!