Verboticism: Pretendemic

'Yeah, I do have a lot of online friends.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so immersed in a virtual world that you forget about your responsibilities to the physical world -- like your job, your family, or even feeding and washing yourself. n. A person who lives exclusively in their imagination.

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: pre-tend-em-ick

Sentence: Jane's neglect of personal hygeine, nutrition and fresh air in favour of instant messaging her online buddies was a clear sign that she'd succumbed to the virtual reality pretendemic.

Etymology: pretend (make believe) & endemic (a disease characteristic of certain places or people)

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Comments: Pretendemic

Nosila - 2011-04-13: 18:56:00
Good word!