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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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Soupcantata

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: soup-can-ta-ta

Sentence: Tom Arta, the Soupentologist, was puree of heart and sang with consommate skill when he performed the soupcantata. The whole cangregation were inspired by the word of Warhol and bowled out the church wishing everyone good laksa.

Etymology: Soup can (as in Campbell's) + cantata (musical setting of a religious text)

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makes me hungry for lunch -mm mm good - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-19: 11:42:00

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Cultasy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cul/tas/ee

Sentence: Jenny and Joe met at an 'X-Men' convention in New York last year. The things 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. One of their favourite cultasy parting statements is: "May all the earthbound X-rays find your path today and lead you to freedom, purity and adventure."

Etymology: CULT (a group, or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, or ideal) + FANTASY (wondrous, or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing)

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Pietrek

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pīətrek

Sentence: Wendell follows his heroes with the fervor of a pilgrim. Last Fall he took a pietrek to the convention center sporting his finest repliclothes. I\'d like to say he took a date with him but we all know better than that.

Etymology: piety (the quality of being religious or reverent) + trek (Star Trek)

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Huggerrugger

Created by: ajcor

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence: Sport is the de facto religion and as such in a human sense supports group worship, shared emotions - the team hug, divided teams, hard seats, the rally call, concentration, attention to detail etc

Etymology: Hugger= Hug: As in what happens to the winning team as they leave the field and Rugger = Rugby/football players: As in the participants of this emotional but manly outburst of euphoria.

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Ardorbrity

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ar door brit e

Sentence: The huge modern day cult Ardorbrity has reachead astronomical numbers of devoted followers. The number of official Ardorbritans has hit the 200 million spot this week and is no doubt still rising.

Etymology: Ardor - intense devotion, eagerness, or enthusiasm; zeal: his well-known ardor for Chinese art. Celebrity - a famous or well-known person.

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Nerdsect

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: nurd-seckt

Sentence: Joining the Star Trek nerdsect meant never having to apologise for wearing tight fitting polyester to work again.

Etymology: nerd (geek, dweeb, neb) + sect (cult)

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Popvulturism

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pahp-VUHL-churr-ihz-uhm

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend didn't understand why he HAD to go to EwokLoverCon '07 because she didn't understand popvulturism.

Etymology: pop culture + vulture (ravenous appetite) + -ism (belief)

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Phenomicon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Fe-nom-i-con

Sentence: It is hard to believe that a simple TV show could become a phemonicon for a whole generation.

Etymology: Phenomenon + Icon

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metrohumanx I know...it's revolting. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:42:00

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Americanidolatry

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: ... as one would guess ...

Sentence: In the early 21st-century, traditional religion was usurped by AmericanIdolatry throughout the United States.

Etymology: combination of American Idol and idolatry

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metrohumanx I guess i was wrong...America DOES have talent....on Verbotomy! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:37:00

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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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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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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!