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DEFINITION: n. A pop culture entertainment property, which has transcended itself and become a de facto religion with legions of devotees, prescribed rituals and sacred texts. v. To follow a pop culture icon with unquestioning devotion.

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Pietrek

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pīətrek

Sentence: Wendell follows his heroes with the fervor of a pilgrim. Last Fall he took a pietrek to the convention center sporting his finest repliclothes. I\'d like to say he took a date with him but we all know better than that.

Etymology: piety (the quality of being religious or reverent) + trek (Star Trek)

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Fanimism

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: FAN-im-izm

Sentence: Although the show was cancelled before its time, thousands of devoted Fanimists incorporated its ideals into their everyday lives.

Etymology: Fan + Animism - the belief that things have souls. Fans attribute the "spirit" of the show/book/etc to all aspects of life, not merely those things directly related to the entertainment property.

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Vulcanonized

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vəkanənīzd

Sentence: Most people aren’t quite so obsessive about a TV show as Wendell. He loves every and anything Star Trek. He views it as a religion. With his good acts and pointed ears, he fully expects to be vulcanonized after he dies.

Etymology: Vulcan (a race of beings from Star Trek) + canonized (to be declared a saint by the Catholic church)

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Harrypotty

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ha-ree-pot-ee

Sentence: Ever since the first book came out onto the shevles, kids wanted to be just like their hero Harry Potter. This led to parents everywhere having to pretend that their little darlings had turned them into toads and spent half the day hopping around in the crouched position.

Etymology: Potty(extremely enthusiastic about someone or something) See also Harry Potter books /films

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx You crcked me up again, Tjayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 13:19:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-12: 15:42:00

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Hobbanatic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hob-uh-nat-ik

Sentence: William is such a hobbanatic that he asks people to call him Bilbo.

Etymology: Hobbit (The Hobbit, is a fantasy novel and children's book by J. R. R. Tolkien) + fanatic (person overenthusiastic about an interest)

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Fanaticonophile

Created by: DJDragonfly

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Fadreak

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Fad + reak

Sentence: Fadreaks come and go, Thank God!

Etymology: Fad ( slang, popular ) + Freak (odd-ball)

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Spockism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Spahk-ism

Sentence: The trekkies exhibited spockism as they stood in line for the convention for 5 days.

Etymology: Spock - distinctive character in Star Trek ism - makes it a noun

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Ratsma

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Created by: giveaphuk

Pronunciation: Rat Sma

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Etymology: dogma (backwards) = am god ratsma (backwards) - am star

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Popcult

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pop-cult

Sentence: he knew he belonged in this popcult because he already had a lot of Faith...he also had a lot of Buffy, Willow, Angel, Oz, Xander, Gunn, Wesley, Fred, Anya, Lorne, Giles, Dawn, Connor and Cordelielia....but Faith was still his favourite.

Etymology: pop culture, cult

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COMMENTS:

Damn you for stealing the most obvious, and thus most appropriate verboticism. - ErWenn, 2007-06-19: 01:58:00

yes.... i bet your very jealous that you didn't have this little vote-magnet all for yourself.....what's that?...sorry you'll need to speak up so i can here you over the crickets...and watch out for the tumbleweeds... - rikboyee, 2007-06-19: 18:28:00

Well, you got as many votes as I did. And I firmly believe that the best verboticism does not always win. In fact, it usually doesn't, in my opinion. - ErWenn, 2007-06-20: 00:08:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-19: 00:19:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer. One of the neat things about Rob's writing is that he likes to ask questions about the big issues -- like religion and ethics -- while he peppers his stories with pop culture references. And one of his favorite pop icons is Star Trek! Rob we love you! And we celebrate Star Trek in your honor! Not that we're getting religious about it or anything... Thanks! ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-12: 16:18:00
Stu..stu..stupendous!