Verboticism: Nostalchemy

'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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Nostalchemy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nos/tal/kemy

Sentence: Times were tough so Sally and Sam resorted to nostalchemy after rummaging through the house to find anything with traces of base metals. They finally drew the line at pulling filled teeth.

Etymology: nostalgia (sentimental yearning) + alchemy (medieval chemistry seeking to turn base metals into gold)

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Comments: Nostalchemy

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:24:00
your reactive attractive verbotomy has great chemistry!

Mustang - 2009-04-08: 09:43:00
Great word!

Nosila - 2009-04-08: 23:30:00
You turn words into gold!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-09: 06:52:00
ROTFLOL!You always come through with comedy and much to say with so few words~ :)