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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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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Welth-con-shus

Sentence: As her friends rumaged through her and her sisters childhood pictures, she explained how they were all her identical twin sisters since they were so unattractive to her. I took her years to really admit she suffered from Wealthconsciousness.

Etymology: Self-Conscious (conscious of one's being) + wealth (an abudance of something, of beauty in this case)

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Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: koz-moh-shop-izm

Sentence: Cosmo readers are those most common to suffer from cosmoshopism.

Etymology: cosmopolitan + photoshop + ism

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Created by: geoamnesia


Sentence: I morphed some images of pretty actresses for my avatar, until I got a sense of peaceful iconsee.

Etymology: "I can see" + "icon". Emotional response to icons, ranging from positive to extremely negative.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: viz-ij-ex-ee-ah

Sentence: Ever since Carmel's really bad nose job, she's been suffering with a severe case of visagexia.

Etymology: visage + exia (like anorexia, without appetite, without a face)

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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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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: ree-TUHCH-ee-nis

Sentence: Constance's retouchiness was out of control. She got busted for using the smudge tool on her passport photo.

Etymology: retouch + touchiness


Great sentence. - ErWenn, 2007-06-05: 02:56:00

could you imagine being held outside the country for not enough sexiness? that's why i always travel extra sexy. seriously, have you ever seen somebody extra sexy get stuck in a line anywhere? except the dmv, because no matter how many people there are waiting in line at the dmv, nobody can look sexy after 5 hours of hot breath and regrets. also, i like to imagine that there is a super sexy dmv where super sexy get their pictures taken and the pictures look good. also the workers are sexy. and the lines are shorter. - jadenguy, 2007-06-05: 10:08:00

Sexy DMV workers... riiiiight. - Clayton, 2007-06-05: 17:56:00


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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


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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: anna picks ee a nerv owe sa

Sentence: her anapyxianervosa had gotten to the stage that she only dated electronically.

Etymology: anorexia pix as in pictures or pixles, whatever you prefer yourself.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: slim-ma-ging

Sentence: Slimmaging lets everyone see the real me -- a svelte rock and roll diva who can still tear it up in a black leather jumpsuit. Pay no attention to the grandmother baking cookies in the kitchen singing nursery rhymes to a two year old, that's just some woman who lives in my house.

Etymology: slimming: to become or make slim; slender + imaging: the mind's eye; the ability to perform mental images

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pix/os/is

Sentence: Her 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


does that treatment work? - jadenguy, 2007-06-05: 15:36:00

Yes, it's called de-programming. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-05: 21:25:00


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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