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'I'm in love with these shoes.'

DEFINITION: v. To have a favorite article of clothing with which you develop a personal, and even a deeply fulfilling, relationship. n. A much loved article of clothing.

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Apparalust

Chunk01

Created by: Chunk01

Pronunciation: Appara-lust

Sentence: I could see from the Shopping bags that she was suffering from a case of apparalust

Etymology: Apparal and Lust

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Accessorophilia

jennw2ns

Created by: jennw2ns

Pronunciation: ac-SESS-er-o-FIL-ee-ah

Sentence: I knew my accessorophilia had reached fever pitch when I started holding conversations with my brown sweater.

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Apparaphilia

MrOliver

Created by: MrOliver

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Due to Tracy's chronic case of apparaphilia, she couldn't help but wear her chinchilla pumps.

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Clomosexuality

Created by: tritium

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Inanimorata

Created by: DarthWader

Pronunciation: in an ih more otta

Sentence: She clawed through her closet for the her precious inanimorata, which sat protected in a special box toward the back.

Etymology: inanimate (not alive) + inamorata (female lover)

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Fashionetish

Created by: cortex

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Apparallust

Created by: geekgrrl

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Sentence: Hey, you can not wear my appallelust yellow sweater!!

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Cloveling

Created by: misterdoug

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Intimaties

Created by: ipswich78

Pronunciation: in-tim-it-ties

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Etymology: intimate and ties

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Matrosexuality

Created by: pjlilley

Pronunciation: ma-tro-SEX-u-al-i-ti

Sentence: Her matrosexuality has gotten out of hand. We need to have an intervention between her and those socks!

Etymology: play on metrosexual

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Comments:

Jonno - 2006-12-14: 04:40:00
Hi all! New to this and it's fun, but here's my 3 cents worth... 1. Placing the most voted-for words at the top of the list biases the voting. 2. Words entered earlier are subject to more votes. Could you not take all the entries before voting begins? Or have voting for yesterday's word while today's definitions are open? 3. You should add the part of speech to the definition (verb, noun, etc). I think the celeverer words are the ones which match the definition. 4. Please make these comment boxes a bit bigger! Thanks, Jon.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-14: 09:25:00
Hey Jonno, Thanks for your suggestions. They are all good! We are working on way to divide players/words into smaller groups, which will change the way verboticisms are listed, and the way voting happens. Stay tuned... In terms of the "part of speech", we actually had that in earlier, but took it out because people didn't like it. We could add it back... What do you guys think? Thanks for playing! ~ James

ErWenn - 2006-12-14: 12:14:00
I've just joined, and so far, every definition has been for a verb, but most of them lend themselves better to nouns. For example, it's easier to name a disease or condition than it is to give a word that describes succumbing to such a condition. Most of the winning words are nouns, as you can see. I think you should either formally open it up for any part of speech communicating the idea, choose the part of speech for each definition more carefully, or strictly enforce matching the part of speech of the definition.

philip - 2006-12-14: 12:31:00
Nice idea, look forward to playing :) Agree with Jonno on all points, especially the problem that entries made earlier will automatically get more votes...

verbatul - 2006-12-14: 12:35:00
James, the parts of speech is a great idea! It seems that we have a lot of clever people suggesting words so I don't think any creativity will be suffer. In fact, it may inspire more ingenuity. Great game!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-14: 12:58:00
I think that we might take a tip from ErWenn keep it formally open to all parts of speech, but then allow players to create variants for specific part of speech (e.g, a verb, a noun, an adj,) and award bonus points for the extra creativity. ~ James

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