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'They don't make video games the way they used to...'

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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Intellivangelist

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: In-tele-van-juh-list

Sentence: In Gary’s opinion the Intellivision was the greatest video game console ever made. He would go on and on about the strategy he used to play Astrosmash; it was almost as if he was giving a sermon. He was truly the last Intellivangelist.

Etymology: Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. + Evangelist: Greek euangelist; A person marked by evangelical enthusiasm for or support of any cause.

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Deep and spiritual- good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:28:00

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Pastirism

Created by: jmaadyes

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Oldendays

Created by: dhot47

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Retrogret

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: ret ro gret

Sentence: With deep, shoulder shuddering retrogret 26 year old Sam exemplified on the various qualities that made a 90s console a much better play but he knew it was too far gone for these kids with their newfangled gadgets.

Etymology: Retro (reminiscent of the past) & regret (sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone)

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simple but right on the mark - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:02:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-08: 01:18:00

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Technanachronize

Created by: cawnpore

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Sentence: Granny technanachronized Syphon Filter and went on playing Pacman on my plasma screen...

Etymology: techno+anachronic+ize

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Reminiscience

Created by: whiteflag

Pronunciation: rem-uh-ni-sahy-uhns

Sentence: I was trying to teach grandpa how to send a text message but he doesn't want to learn. He stubbornly told me that he'd rather stick to his reminiscience of the telephone than have to endure the tiring of his fingers. "Listen to me Joe. All I have to do is dial the numbers to your grandma's phone and then she's on the line. Isn't that just great?" he added.

Etymology: reminiscence (a past memory remembered) + science (knowledge of something)

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Techaverse

Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /TEK-uh-verse/

Sentence: Mario was what you would call techaverse, preferring his Atari, Commodore 64, and Walkman to the high-tech devices of today.

Etymology: tech+averse

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Yestertechtastic

Created by: Floatzilla

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Pristechnicry

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pris-tek-NEE-cry

Sentence: Bob was a vecchi-teckie and pristechnik, whose pristechnicry was always the same (who pristechnicried with monotony): "They don't make things like they used to."

Etymology: Pristechnicry, a bend of pristine, technology, and cry in the sense cry out for, call for. Vecchi-tekkie : vecchi, Italian for "old" Pristechnik: one who believes in the superiority of former, primitive or the earliest forms of technology.

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Technostalgia

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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Comments:

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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