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DEFINITION: n., A belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in almost every way, to modern, present-day technology. v., To wish that the today's technology was just as good as it was in the past.

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Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: staal-juj

Sentence: Joe and Susan loved to play Pong and Mario Bros., they loved it so much it brainwashed them into a deep, deep stalejudge.

Etymology: stale (old), judge


why do i keep getting i points man!??! - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 20:13:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pon/ger

Sentence: Watching people play Wii at Best Buy sent him into a nostalgic moment and he began to ponger how amaaaaaaazing Pong and IntelliVision were and STILL are, but the sales person had no idea what he was talking about when he asked what isle these games were in.

Etymology: ponder + pong (the original video game - hey I still have an original working Radio Shack model in my basement - any Verbotomists free after work today drop by and I'll show you a REAL game while I ponger how I was nearly class champion in the ol' days


Stevenson0, since you mentioned Intellivision how bout we play Dungeons and Dragons? - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:51:00

This could get serious Jabber! Depending on how tonight's Atari/Pong evening goes, just you could drop by tomorrow night for some D&D. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-08: 16:12:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: teknō gēzər

Sentence: Albert was truly a technogeezer. He was thoroughly convinced that the past was where it's at. His mantra? "They don't make them like they used to" His drink of choice? Nehi grape. His tool of choice? Duct tape, the only thing holding most of his old junk together.

Etymology: techno (relating to technology or its use) + geezer(an old man, used as a disparaging term)


love the duct tape - a truly marvelous invention - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:05:00


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Created by: retoricaljoe


Sentence: You'd better leave out this atarism and buy the xbox kinect stuff...


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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Fill-CON-fuh-dense

Sentence: "Black and white televisions left more to the imagination and sparked creativity better than this crap," declared Grampa with philconfidence as he switched off his HDTV in the middle of yet another overbearing pre-paid program for male-enhancement products.

Etymology: Philco: a classic tube-filled electronic device manufacturer + Confidence: the feeling you get when you ignore the fact that the world is rapidly passing you by.


good one - Nosila, 2008-10-07: 22:53:00


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Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Com-a-door

Sentence: Marcy tried to love the iMac, she even had a begrudging admiration for the functionality of Windows--though she felt they hit the point of diminishing returns after Windows 98. But, in her mind, Marcy was a true commadore, believing that the only computer worth using was one you had to program yourself.

Etymology: Commodore was one of the first PCs on the market. Commadore combines the brand with the verb "adore."


what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:06:00

I love it and got it immediately, which dates me. Commadore was previously used as a computer name. - skeeterzirra, 2008-10-07: 20:04:00

metrohumanx I had a commodore 16 with an audio cassette storage drive.....hahaha - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 09:45:00


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Created by: guyspeller1919

Pronunciation: pong-a-faze

Sentence: My dad is in a state of pongaphase because of the ancient game of pong.

Etymology: pong-first video game


NOOO - guyspeller1919, 2007-11-08: 21:12:00


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Created by: avandivai

Pronunciation: tek-noh-stahl-ji-ah

Sentence: Daisy despised her father for his technostalgia; his insistance on carrying his monstrously large and ancient cellphone while chaperoning the senior trip to Great America had made her a laughingstock in front of her friends.

Etymology: Technology (Electronic or digital products and systems) + Nostalgia (A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.)

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Created by: yellowbird


Sentence: "Pete's ponglonging made him buy that crummy old Amiga at his neighbor's garage sale."


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Nin ten shun

Sentence: Jamie's nintension was that all cyber games be as easy and fun as the original ones he had played non-stop as a boy.

Etymology: Nintendo (Japanese video game,literally translated means"Leave luck to Heaven" since 1974)& Intension (goal;aim;wish)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-08: 03:52:00
I actually do think Super Mario 3 rocked hardcore.

remistram - 2007-11-08: 09:18:00
Atari was the bomb!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-09: 21:08:00
You can actually download a version of Super Mario 3 to play on Wii. The best of both worlds ~ James

cawnpore - 2007-11-12: 21:57:00
Great word, it captures the meaning indeed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-05: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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