Verboticism: Avatarsehole

'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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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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Avatarlusional

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: av-ah-tah-loo-zyah-nool

Sentence: he'd been staring at his fake profile pic for so long he had become avatarlusional

Etymology: avatar, delusional

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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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Irlterego

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: earl-ter-ee-go

Sentence: Gordie64's IRLterego was known as Gordon and unlike the svelte, pixellated, online image, was a spotty, pudgy teenager.

Etymology: alter ego + IRL (in real life)

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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

mrskellyscl

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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Hyperspacecadet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hahy-per-speys-kuh-det

Sentence: Tim works hard and lovingly at creating his online presence. Somehow, no matter what he does, some part of his real self sneaks through and he ends up with a hyperspacecadet.

Etymology: hyperspace (computer network) space cadet (absent minded)

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Delusionallan

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deh/luze/shun/al/an

Sentence: Delusionallan was so caught up in his alterego's ability to be invisible that he was shocked when someone yelled at him for being in the women's shower room.

Etymology: delusional + allan

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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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Virtunotso

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Virtue not so

Sentence: After a stunning virtuoso performance the night before Dave was beginning to wonder who was real and who was the dream. When he gazed into the mirror the next morning the virtunotso reality of his life struck a major blow to his fantasies.

Etymology: A play on virtual and virtuoso: Dave, the virtunotso

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