Verboticism: Irlterego

'That can't be me. He doesn't have any muscles...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who is so enamored with their online identity that they believe that it is more real than their physical one. v. To suddenly realize that you are large, blubbery mammal with no useful superpowers.

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Cyberlusional

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: si ber lu sjin al

Sentence: Since playing WoW, Doug has covered up all the mirrors in his house. He is so cyberlusional

Etymology: cyber + delusion

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Pseudonymbecile

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: soo do nim bes syl

Sentence: When George, also known as Super Flyman, got up in the morning after the very long ComiCon weekend, he was surprised at what stared back at him from the mirror. This pseudonymbecile was really an out of shape middle-aged guy. Imagine his horror to realize that another Super Hero had shared his bed last night. Funny that after all those COSMO-politans last night that his bedmate was no longer Wonder Woman, but Super-Fat Granny!

Etymology: Pseudonym(a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role) & Imbecile (a person of subnormal intelligence)

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Virtuamnesial

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: vir-tu-am-knee-ze-yal

Sentence: Vince spent so much time in his Second Life that he was virtuamnesial. After a good look in the mirror one morning, he realized to his horror that he was still in his first life and that he had forgotten to go to work and pay his rent. Homeless and penniless, he took his laptop to Starbucks and returned to his virtual kingdom that didn't suck.

Etymology: Virtual: 1) existing in essence or effect, but not appearance or form, 2) being actually such in almost every respect--such as a virtual wreck 3) a computer generated simulation + amnesia: a partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from a shock, psycological disturbance or brain injury. "Second Life" -- a virtual world that people can create where they can live vicariously as the person they wish they really would be.

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Emaskulated

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ee-mask-yoo-layt-ehd

Sentence: After 48 hours on Second Life, the powerful Avatar, Dragoonanatine caught a glimpse of himself in the bathroom mirror and was immediately emaskulated.

Etymology: e (electronic) + mask (as worn by a super-hero) + inspired by emasculated (to make weak)

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - readerwriter, 2009-05-15: 14:39:00

great play on words! - DrWebster111, 2009-05-15: 18:27:00

cute - Nosila, 2009-05-15: 18:29:00

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Superglower

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: soōpərglouər

Sentence: As he lay in his hospital bed Rudy realized that his cyberpowers were not effective in the real world. The closest thing he had to superpowers was a superglower and somehow a dirty look and pudgy body just weren't that effective against a charging bull.

Etymology: superpower (extraordinary powers possessed by fictional characters) + glower (dirty look)

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Snoozemaster

Created by: destroyer

Pronunciation: Snooz-o-fon

Sentence: He sleeps so much night and day, he is having a total snoozeothon.

Etymology: Snooze+marathon=snoozeothon

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Immortified

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: ihm-mohr-tih-feyed

Sentence: Siggie's Id had always claimed he was immortal. His Superego told him if he ate his veggies, was a good boy, watched out for fast cars and bad women he might not die too young. But, looking in the mirror that day, his deflated Ego was immortified as he realized his real identity could no longer bounce between the other two. He was becoming self-fractualized!

Etymology: Blending IMMORTAL, meaning exempt from death + MORTIFIED (from the Latin/French MORT, meaning death), meaning humiliated. References are playing with Freud's theories of personality development and Maslow's self-actualization. (What do I know???)

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-15: 10:28:00

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Edentity

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ee-dent-it-ee

Sentence: Of course his edentity was that of slim, fit, attractive, manscaped, well-dressed with swagger. In reality he was a big blob who watched the Price is Right all day long in his underwear, was overweight, hairy, and lived on Wonder bread and Coke.

Etymology: e (short form for electronic as in online) + identity (oneself, sense of self, character)

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Interblobanater

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: In-ter-blob-an-nat-er

Sentence: Mr. Whatzhizfaze looked in the mirror one day to see he had turned into an interblobanater. He was so wrapped up in his fake online personality he had forgotten who he really was.

Etymology: Inter:Taken in part from the word Internet. Blobanater: A blubbery overweight guy that pretends he is someone else online and starts to believe he really is his online persona...until he looks in the mirror one day and is shocked when he realizes he has spent way too much time on the internet being a fake person and that he had convinced himself he was someone else.

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super - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-15: 10:30:00

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-05-15: 17:46:00

Thanks Jabber & Nosila :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-16: 06:47:00

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Naivatar

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ni - eev - atar

Sentence: Rory's naivatar refused to believe who he really was. He was so taken in by how he looked in Second Life that he stopped believing he really had a first life.

Etymology: naive (deficient in relevant experience),avatar (a computer user's representation of himself)

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COMMENTS:

also reminds reminds me of navigating on the computer - from page to page. - splendiction, 2009-05-15: 23:29:00

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