Verboticism: Reflectuation

'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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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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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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Hystohysteria

Created by: CoriK

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Flabatar

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: Flab-uh-tar

Sentence: After a grueling 12 hour session of WOW followed by an intense round of COD, John was amzed to find that neither his svelte Wood Elf or his jacked Marine were staring him back in the mirror. Instead it was only his flabatar, a real life version of his online personality. Hours of online taunting of 12 year old's did not grant John the rock-solid abs of his avatars.

Etymology: Flabby (Fat) + Avatar (Online version of one's self)

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Dhboleg

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: thu-bowlg

Sentence: i dheboleded.

Etymology: dxblibgaej

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Irlterego

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Eegotist

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ee-go-tist

Sentence: Nerdia was sometimes caught muttering in the lift. She hated catching site of herself in the mirrored walls as it threatened her eegotism, when she saw just how ordinary she looked, in comparison to her online persona.

Etymology: e (prefix commonly used for anything to do with the internet - electronic) + egotist (one who thinks they are darn cool)

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COMMENTS:

agree with the use of "e". eexcellent eword! - splendiction, 2009-05-15: 23:22:00

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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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Wowsketeer

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: wow-skeh-tier

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