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'They don't make video games the way they used to...'

DEFINITION: n., A belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in almost every way, to modern, present-day technology. v., To wish that the today's technology was just as good as it was in the past.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Im-adj-in-al-jya

Sentence: During a moment of imaginalgia, Harold recalled the fun he had with his Atari while forgetting just how limited it was compared to his PSIII

Etymology: Imagination + nostalgia

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pris-tek-NEE-cry

Sentence: Bob was a vecchi-teckie and pristechnik, whose pristechnicry was always the same (who pristechnicried with monotony): "They don't make things like they used to."

Etymology: Pristechnicry, a bend of pristine, technology, and cry in the sense cry out for, call for. Vecchi-tekkie : vecchi, Italian for "old" Pristechnik: one who believes in the superiority of former, primitive or the earliest forms of technology.

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nosss tal jee at arrr eeee

Sentence: his nostalgiatari was so stifling, she had to send him pacmaning

Etymology: nostalgia atari

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: atari/kwarian

Sentence: The atariquarians have monthly meetings to keep alive the grandeur of a better, sturdier video game experience. They're also working on a musical called "The Age of Atariquarians".

Etymology: atari (one of the first video game systems + antiquarian


Very good word - TJayzz, 2008-10-07: 10:38:00

zxvasdf Haha. I'm down with the Age of Atariquarians. So when's the album coming out? - zxvasdf, 2008-10-07: 11:14:00

Like it a lot - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-08: 01:19:00


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Created by: jmaadyes




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Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: Ko-lee-ko-gone!

Sentence: nothing beats Coleco Vision second generation home video game console...but man, technology like that is just gone...colecogone!! :)

Etymology: Coleco(gaming system)+ Gone.

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: say/gad/jet

Sentence: As if we would want to, dad constantly reminds us to stay out of his den AND that we are NOT to touch his segadgets. "As if."

Etymology: Sega + Gadget = Segadget


I like it! - Mustang, 2008-10-07: 23:14:00


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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: tehk-noh-STAHL-juh

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend could not put up with his fits of technostalgia and their Pong dates.

Etymology: technology + nostalgia


Alex should be sure to turn up at Stevenson0's tonight - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:47:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:33:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee vee not werks

Sentence: Grampa pined for the days when tv first came into the average home. Sure there were only 3 channnels; no remote controls (you got your exercise getting up every half hour to switch) and the shows ended at 11:00 pm, so you could get some sleep. Black and white tv meant you had to use your imagination to see the colors. That test pattern was mesmerizing, there were very few commercials and each night Gramp would end the evening with all-star wrestling followed by the national anthem. Nowadays, it was a case of tvnotworks. There were hundreds of channels to confuse you showing the same programs in a zillion different time zones. By the time you found one you wanted, it was over. Reality tv was what passed for entertainment on most channels...showing the depressing, tawdry side of life. You had to be an aerospace engineer to figure out all the recording contraptions on the remote...that elusive piece of hardware no one could ever find. Lost signals, cable outtages and such were new challenges. Nope, thought Grampa, give me the Ed Sullivan show every Sunday night to keep the family together...that was entertainment!

Etymology: TV Networks (broadcasting) a television communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs) & Not Works (does not work;cause to not operate or function)

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Created by: Abraxised

Pronunciation: prow-tect-trow

Sentence: That guy is such a protectro

Etymology: protect(to defend)+retro(imitative of a style or fashion from the recent past.)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-08: 03:52:00
I actually do think Super Mario 3 rocked hardcore.

remistram - 2007-11-08: 09:18:00
Atari was the bomb!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-09: 21:08:00
You can actually download a version of Super Mario 3 to play on Wii. The best of both worlds ~ James

cawnpore - 2007-11-12: 21:57:00
Great word, it captures the meaning indeed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-05: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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