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'This is the real me.'

DEFINITION: n. A self-image disorder characterized by an inability look at, share, or even recognize pictures of yourself, unless they have been photoshopped to perfection. v. To fall in love with a photoshopped image yourself.

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Photoshopaholic

Created by: rookiebot

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You get more points automatically if you fill out the pronunciation, sentence, and etymology. Besides, people are more likely to vote for your word if it's got some backing creativity. - ErWenn, 2007-06-06: 01:01:00

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Selfabhortrait

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-ab-hor-trit

Sentence: Because she suffered from selfabhortrait and wanted everything pixelperfect, Julie didn't get her wedding album back from being photoshopped until five years after her divorce.

Etymology: self-portrait, abhor

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COMMENTS:

petaj Not as deadly as a similar sounding condition ending in ion. - petaj, 2007-06-05: 08:30:00

like south american self abhortration? that's extra deadly because bad stuff always comes from the jungle. ironically, all the best cures could probably be found in the jungle. - jadenguy, 2007-06-05: 09:21:00

(jungle love, it's driving me mad, it's making me crazy...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-05: 13:59:00

Jungle love! O-E-O-E-O! - Clayton, 2007-06-05: 17:58:00

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Selflawphobia

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: s-eh-l-f-l-aw-f-o-bee-uh

Sentence: Alex screamed and curled up into a ball as he was unable to even look at the mirror due to his selflawphobia

Etymology: self+flaw+phobia

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Fauxtorexia

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: foe-toe-rex-eah

Sentence: We had known for a while that she suffered from fautorexia, but it was officially confirmed when she sent us all absurdly photoshoped makeovers of all of the vacation photos that included her.

Etymology: faux (as in fake) + pun on photo + rexia (suffix related to obsession and hunger for something) = obsession with fake photos

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I like the pun on fauxto! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-05: 18:29:00

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Pixosis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pix/os/is

Sentence: Jenny's psychiatrist's treatment of pixosis was to get her, over time, to use older and older versions of Photoshop until she weaned herself of the program.

Etymology: pixel + osis

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Clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:33:00

metrohumanx Great treatment regimen for PIXOSIS ! I wish that cure had been available when I unfortunately tried Americansingles. (the site, not the cheese) - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:33:00

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Iconceit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ikon seet

Sentence: Patricia's iconceit allowed her only to see herself as a perfect woman, with all her perceived flaws airbrushed away. Her own Mother failed to recognize the fauxpat.

Etymology: Icon (image;identifiable idol; a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface) & Conceit (the trait of being vain and conceited)

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Mugsaphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mugz a fo beea

Sentence: COP:"Name?" FRED:"Prints Charming" COP: "Funny...that's right, we'll need your prints, Charming! Occupation?" FRED: "Self-Photographer. Officer, What are the Charges?" COP:"Indecent Exposure...You were seen flashing people! Your aperture was open. We are running a background check on you now. Your statements are in sharp contrast to the witness statements." FRED: "No, I wasn't doing that...I was shooting myself, in order to get the most perfect image I could. You see, Officer, I suffer from a mental disorder called Mugsaphobia! It's a rare disorder that lens itself to misunderstandings like this." COP:"Yeah, such a filmsy excuse and this is a Kodak moment. We'll lock you up in a cell and see what develops!" FRED: "No, you can't...I'll tell you I'll snap! I'll blow-up. Besides, if I have to sit in a cold cell,I'll shutter, I'll get polaroids!" COP: "Don't be so negative. Your lawyer will soon get a resolution for you, if you don't pose any more problems for us! Quit crying and focus or you'll get red-eye." FRED: "HELP, I'VE BEEN FRAMED!"

Etymology: mugs {mug shot:a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)}and phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hey, Muggsy! Good word. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-31: 00:44:00

Good word & interesting tale. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:23:00

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Portraitor

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Poor Tray Tore

Sentence: "I have made many new friends online and some have suggested meeting up in person. The thing is I am too ashamed to admit this openly but I am a Portraitor."

Etymology: Portait - Traitor = Portraitor Potrait - A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example Traitor - a person who deceives or betrays another, a cause, or any trust.

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Adobillusion

Created by: shutz

Pronunciation: A-do-bil-lu-zion

Sentence: I got a real shock when we finally met face-to-face, as her adobillusion had always acted as a firewall between the two of us.

Etymology: From Adobe, makers of Photoshop, and illusion.

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acrobatic! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-05: 07:57:00

Another good one and great sentence!! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-05: 21:45:00

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Adobeauty

Created by: headlibrarian

Pronunciation: uh-DOE-byu-tee

Sentence: Models today are receiving therapy for the "3A" addictions: alcohol, anorexia, and adobeauty.

Etymology: Adobe = maker of Photoshop. Beauty = pulchritude.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-06-05: 02:55:00
Excellent definition. I think that the one-word restriction should be eliminated in special cases, such as when the definition is for a medical disorder.

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 05:08:00
That might work well for special theme weeks. Disease Week is an ideal candidate. Maybe there could be special challenges some times too, like having to write a limerick instead of just a sentence, or haiku.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:54:00
Hey ErWenn and Petaj, Thanks for the creative ideas! And yes, I think it would be fun to change-up the rules. ErWenn, if you want to change your word into two-word verboticism, you can. Go to the edit/comment page for your word. You will see a link, in small gray type at the bottom of the page, which says "Oops, I want to change the spelling..." Click on this link, and then change your one-word answer into two words and submit. You will get a javascript alert, but the word will be saved. (This works in firefox...)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:57:00
Hey Petaj, We are doing a theme-week on "office politics" next week! Can you think of any special challenges? ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 08:24:00
Well, how about using the word in a sentence from the minutes of a meeting, or in the style of a policy or procedure document.

jadenguy - 2007-06-05: 12:25:00
Or make everybody put a cover letter on their TPS reports before submitting them.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-05: 14:30:00
Make everyone sit through a performance review of their word.

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-05: 21:34:00
How about filing long range plans, having the boss to dinner(you're invited Mr. Verbotomy next weekend)and paying into the coffee and gift fund?!?!?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-01: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009. ~ James