Verboticism: Icononsense

'That can't be me. He doesn't have any muscles...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who is so enamored with their online identity that they believe that it is more real than their physical one. v. To suddenly realize that you are large, blubbery mammal with no useful superpowers.

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Icononsense

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īkänänsens

Sentence: On the internet Thomas is a secret agent. His avatar looks a lot like James Bond. His proclivity for getting in and out of international trouble is well known. His real world friends know that this is icononsense. He is really a balding, pudgy accountant who’s biggest daily dilemma is deciding what flavor of instant oatmeal to have for breakfast.

Etymology: icon (a symbol or graphic representation on a video display terminal) + nonsense (foolish or unacceptable behavior)

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