Verboticism: Pollyanalyst

'Look! A pretty rainbow...'

DEFINITION: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: polly-an-al-ist

Sentence: Mary, a certified pollyanalyst, came close to losing her license after she tried to lead a chorus of "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" at Daddy Warbuck's wake.

Etymology: Pollyanna: a person regarded as blindly or foolishly optimistic -- named after the heroine of the novel "Pollyanna" by Eleanor Hodgman Porter and the movie starring Haley Mills about a dreadfully optimistic child very much like the equally dreadful child movie, "Little Orphan Annie." + analyst: one who is adept at examining a whole and breaking it down into it's parts for examination.

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Comments: Pollyanalyst

galwaywegian - 2009-05-12: 07:46:00

readerwriter - 2009-05-12: 11:19:00
This is a fab verbotomy!

libertybelle - 2009-05-12: 12:13:00
terrific word!!

Jabberwocky - 2009-05-13: 05:53:00
love it!