Verboticism: Aroamance

'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Pronunciation: uh-roh-manse

Sentence: The smell of yellowed paper created such a strong aroamance in Paige, taking her to the lands, islands, stars and planets of her childhood, that she could hardly believe it when the propriator of Moldy Oldies, her favorite book shop, found her on the floor, and told her it was closing time.

Etymology: Using AROMA, meaning odor, scent + ROAM, meaning to wander, travel + ROMANCE, meaning, among other things, flight of fancy, allure, fascination

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Comments: Aroamance

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-23: 12:24:00
old books - what a lovely memory

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 13:31:00
Sweet sentence, etymology and word ... for the aroamance that delights us for as long as we live and read! Delightful verbotomy!