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DEFINITION: n. The strong feelings of devotion and affection which a person feels towards their favorite mechanical device or appliance, such as a car, boat, power tool, or toilet. v. To lavish a machine with affection, attention and an imagined personality.

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Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: mek-in-glor-eeee

Sentence: The mechanglory never faded even when John had to settle for refurbished parts for his '69 mustang. If anything, his humble spirit and refurbished offerings is carrying that torch into the future.

Etymology: mechanical + glory (Great honor, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown. Something conferring honor or renown. A highly praiseworthy asset. Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship. Majestic beauty and splendor. The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness. A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity.)

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: THING ah ma THROB

Sentence: When you moved "Lucy" into the house I didn't complain, and when you took the door off so you could see her from the dining room while we ate, but your thingamathrob is not coming on our holiday with us. She...I mean a lawnmower!

Etymology: THINGAMABOB:thing and HEART THROB: love


nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-19: 15:43:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: I/toy/let/tree

Sentence: Paddy had a fixation about finding the world's perfect toilet since becoming a master plumber. Once he had installed a Toto toilet he was often accused of itoiletry as he surrounded the fixture with candles and bath mats and was often found kneeling in front of it after a long night at the pub.

Etymology: idolatry + toilet


Funny! - TJayzz, 2009-01-19: 16:12:00

Laughter loud here. And the song of your is by Willie Nelson ... "On The Commode Again!" - silveryaspen, 2009-01-19: 18:47:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spin fat you eh shun

Sentence: Carl loved his car, in fact you could say he had a bad case of spinfatuation. His favourite book and movie had been Stephen King's "Christine", so when he first took her out for a spin (or as he called it, on their first date), he named her Christine. His spinfatuation was automatic and he spent many hours learning auto repair, because he did not want all those grease monkeys down at the local garage touching her sleek chassis, never mind looking under her hood. His time alone with her in the garage soon became a fixation. His mother was worried, but found it hard to torque to him about it. She tried to steer him towards other activities (or even appliances), but he refused to shift and always yelled back at her, until she was exhausted. Her concerns were further fueled by his talking about marrying Christine. She argued that this love was not the wheel thing and their age differential was too great. His mother almost had a hemi one day when she discovered that Carl had left a note saying that he and Christine had eloped. The next day, Carl walked home, leaking eye fluids, without the lovely Christine. His mother saw that he was ready to blow a gasket and asked him what happened. Carl broke down and said "I have made a complete axle of myself on my wedding night!" He told her that he had found out when she had made a transmission, that Christine had had some "work" done on her before they met, she was really a convertible... she used to be known as Christopher! She became the little engine that couldn't. Carl lost all his inhibitors and committed battery first and then vehicular homicide. He had come home to look for his cables...the jumpers. We knew it would all end in gears...Oh, the heart brake!

Etymology: spin (a drive in a car;twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation;or make up a story) & infatuation (foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration)


Another amazing story. Hilarious! - Tigger, 2008-03-28: 00:02:00


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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: Ped-al-filli-ya

Sentence: Although he lives in the inner city Martin's pedalphilia drove him to spend eight thousand dollars on a state-of-the-art carbon fibre mountain bike with dual racing suspension and titanium components. It remains indoors in 'as new' condition, having being ridden once in five months.

Etymology: 1.pedal - a foot operated lever on a bicycle. 2.philia - a fondness, craving or affinity for something.


Great use of irony in your sentence. Your word too, in more ways than one. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-19: 18:54:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2009-01-20: 22:03:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: aw/toe/dol/uh/tree

Sentence: Jason spent every Saturday and Sunday cleaning, vacuuming, washing, waxing and detailing every square inch of his Alfa Romeo sports car, a car at the cutting edge of design and technology, which he truly, madly and deeply loved. Jason's wife called it out and out autodolarty.

Etymology: auto + idolatry (love, homage, glorification, veneration, worship)


Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-27: 18:47:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-trap-shun-AY-shun

Sentence: Edwin had a serious case of contraptionation for his cars and garden machines that could well be described as a superstitious infatuation.

Etymology: Blend of contraption and fascination

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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: mE-shin-ni-ae-lih-ti


Etymology: From 'machine' and 'bestiality'.

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Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: burn-on

Sentence: that new shiny electrical thingy was such a burn-on, he couldn't wait to touch it... and then it hit him in his head and bit him in the ass.


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: GIZmo-po-MORE-fizzem

Sentence: Maria loved Rotwang and the little fixer-upper they shared on the prairie. In an effort to better herself, Maria took an online course in Animal Husbandry and obtained a government grant to develop a slow chipmunk through selective breeding. Rotwang's contribution to domestic bliss was the maniacal disassembly, upgrading and fine-tuning of every mechanical device they owned. Mysterious packages arrived every day, and Rotwang would spirit them into the basement where, to a chorus of clangs, whirrrs and curses, he would assemble the parts into idolatrous animated devices. Rotwang had converted every appliance in the house into a sort of lamp, and when he started locking himself in for days at a time, Maria knew that he had fallen victim to the curse of GIZMOPOMORPHISM...When Maria tried to show Rotwang the fruits of her labor, a really slow stud rodent named Jacques, he callously smacked it from her hands and sent it flying into the anteroom like a little furry meteorite. Weeping profusely, Maria made Rotwang build a quonset hut in the backyard where he lived alone with all his infernal contraptions. When Rotwang finally emerged for a pastrami on rye with mustard, he found that Maria had packed up her beloved chipmunks and moved to L.A. where she joined the Church of Appliantology, met a surfer dude and opened a new-age pet shop out near Hubcap Heaven on the Antelope Freeway. Rotwang was last seen talking incoherently to a mutant shop vac as they dragged him off to Chunga's Home for the Mechanically Insane. The End :)

Etymology: GIZMO+anthroPOMORPHISM=GIZMOPOMORPHISM.....GIZMO: an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty;origin occluded...ANTHROPOMORPHISM: ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things,a core dogma of appliantology; Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrōpomorphos, from anthrōp- + -morphos -morphous.


metrohumanx See Maria and Rotwang here: - metrohumanx, 2009-01-19: 01:47:00

metrohumanx Maria can be seen here: - metrohumanx, 2009-01-19: 01:59:00

metrohumanx My ranking is plunging faster than an old soviet submarine. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-21: 14:46:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-27: 01:25:00
Have these always been called "verboticisms?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-28: 06:00:00
Yes that's the word we use to describe our invented words. Of course you can also use "neologism". And I think we should create a subcategory for invented words with sexual undertones like your winning word today. It would be "verberoticisms". ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-19: 01:52:00
Domenic- go frisk 'em.

galwaywegian - 2009-01-19: 10:08:00
very high standard today :D

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-03: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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