Verboticism: Contrapture

'What are you doing to the lawnmower?'

DEFINITION: n. The strong feelings of devotion and affection which a person feels towards their favorite mechanical device or appliance, such as a car, boat, power tool, or toilet. v. To lavish a machine with affection, attention and an imagined personality.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kun-trap-chur

Sentence: I'd called him twice to dinner. There was a steaming plate of his favorite dish sitting before his empty seat at the table. Outside, the icy rain started coming down harder, yet Mark still hadn't come in. I looked out the window to find him tenderly tugging on the ropes attached to the tarp covering his old rust-bucket tractor, Bessie... and wiping off her wet spots. The evidence was clearly mounting that Mark had fallen victim to contrapture.

Etymology: contraption, rapture

Points: 1310

Comments: Contrapture

doseydotes - 2008-03-27: 09:09:00
Great word. Even greater sentence - "wiping off her wet spots." You're a poet, Purple A.

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-27: 11:27:00
excellent purple

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-27: 12:11:00
Thanks Jabber and dosey. I always struggle with sentences. This one came easy, as it actually happened.

spotthecat1 - 2008-03-27: 13:40:00
wonderful word...easy to pronounce and remember!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-28: 17:30:00