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'Going where no man has gone before.'

DEFINITION: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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Hitchhikersguidetophilosophy

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: hich hi kerz giid to fil o so fy

Sentence: Any time a major geopolitical event horizon approached, the Citadel was abuzz with silly sophists searching for answers in their HG2P. They approached the Vonnegists with an earnest hope creating a new Azimodome.

Etymology: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy + Philosophy.

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COMMENTS:

once again - a great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:53:00

it could have been better, but i was pressed for time with a project here... - jadenguy, 2007-06-19: 12:29:00

And for his next feat, jadenguy went on to prove that black is white and white is black before getting run over at the next zebra crossing. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:00:00

Having read THHGttG as a kid in the U.S., it took me several years before I realized that a "zebra crossing" was the same thing as a crosswalk. I also thought that Arthur Dent had been forced to wander into the basement of the planning office carrying a fire-burning "torch" as opposed to an electric one (a flashlight). - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:03:00

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Genrerahrah

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jon-rah-rah-rah

Sentence: Reginald is a major sci fi fan and is always giving the genrerahrah to one or another of the movies and tv shows he follows.

Etymology: Blend of the word 'genre' (n. a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content) and 'rah rah rah' (a rousing cheer)

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Genremania

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: zhan - rah - main - ya

Sentence: Webster was absolutely hooked on various forms of Jazz to the point that it had become an obsession bordering on spiritual devotion and he spent most of his waking hours listening to it and searching for more on Youtube.

Etymology: Blend of 'genre' (a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like) and 'mania' (excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze)

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metrohumanx I've seen this before- born-again jazzophiles who then scorn all other genres. Tragic. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:11:00

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Popcult

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pop-cult

Sentence: he knew he belonged in this popcult because he already had a lot of Faith...he also had a lot of Buffy, Willow, Angel, Oz, Xander, Gunn, Wesley, Fred, Anya, Lorne, Giles, Dawn, Connor and Cordelielia....but Faith was still his favourite.

Etymology: pop culture, cult

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COMMENTS:

Damn you for stealing the most obvious, and thus most appropriate verboticism. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 01:58:00

yes.... i bet your very jealous that you didn't have this little vote-magnet all for yourself.....what's that?...sorry you'll need to speak up so i can here you over the crickets...and watch out for the tumbleweeds... - rikboyee, 2007-06-19: 18:28:00

Well, you got as many votes as I did. And I firmly believe that the best verboticism does not always win. In fact, it usually doesn't, in my opinion. - ErWenn, 2007-06-20: 00:08:00

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Tradictional

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: truh-dick-shun-ul

Sentence: Did you see that the JRR Tolkien scholar, follower, and fangirl convention is coming to the convention center this weekend?... Yeah, all those tradictional costumes drive me insane. Plus none of the fangirls can read the directional signs in elvish, so they all ask for directions at the gas station where I work.

Etymology: from tradition + fictional + addiction

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Jedification

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Jed/i/fi/cation

Sentence: Mmm mused Mr. Yoda, what with the house prices and all the roomy interstellar 2 craft parking spaces round here, undergoing quite the jedification, this area is.

Etymology: Blend of : jedi (star wars religion)+ gentrification (middle classification of an area)

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metrohumanx I was leaning towards the Jedi....good fusion, Punge! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:33:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:43:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 08:14:00

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Fanimism

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: FAN-im-izm

Sentence: Although the show was cancelled before its time, thousands of devoted Fanimists incorporated its ideals into their everyday lives.

Etymology: Fan + Animism - the belief that things have souls. Fans attribute the "spirit" of the show/book/etc to all aspects of life, not merely those things directly related to the entertainment property.

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: Jimmy and Jenny met at a 'X-Men' conference in New York last year. What they love most about their cultasy are the costumes and the chants recited three times a day in hopes that they will come in contact with the natural earth bound x-rays which will transform them like their heros.

Etymology: cult + fantasy

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X-cellent! - Nosila, 2010-01-14: 01:56:00

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Borganization

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bor-gan-iz-a-shun

Sentence: It wasn't long before the Star Trek series went from a simple buycon, content with selling action figures of Spock and Kirk, to a borganization, with a huge cult-like following of devotees.

Etymology: borg, organization

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COMMENTS:

borgiful! - remistram, 2007-06-19: 09:50:00

I like the "bonus word" you gave us - buycon. I'm assuming that's a capitalist icon? - bigdog, 2007-06-19: 16:08:00

Let's hear one for the borgs. - texmom, 2007-06-19: 17:29:00

Not sure that buycon is original, but it popped into my mind when I was thinking about all those toys I felt I had to buy for my son years ago. Yep, it's a capitalist icon. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-19: 18:00:00

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Vidscripture

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: vid-scrip-chur

Sentence: The network was coming out with a new sci-fi series - all the bigwigs had their fingers crossed that it was vidscripture in the making.

Etymology: vid (for video) + scripture (as in the sacred writings of a religion); also a play on the fact that TV series (or movies) are based on scripts

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COMMENTS:

This is probably the only word suggested today that applies to the actual definition, referring to the entertainment property itself, as opposed to the cult following it inspires. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 17:10:00

Thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-19: 18:07:00

petaj I thought my soup can was a property of pop art. - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:25:00

petaj In the theatrical sense of property (props) - petaj, 2007-06-19: 23:28:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-19: 00:19:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer. One of the neat things about Rob's writing is that he likes to ask questions about the big issues -- like religion and ethics -- while he peppers his stories with pop culture references. And one of his favorite pop icons is Star Trek! Rob we love you! And we celebrate Star Trek in your honor! Not that we're getting religious about it or anything... Thanks! ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-12: 16:18:00
Stu..stu..stupendous!