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'Hey, you're copying me!'

DEFINITION: v. To copy and share an idea, thing, or person because you think that it's so wonderful that everyone should have one. n. An open source clone.

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Disiterate

Created by: randaldroher

Pronunciation: Dis-it-er-ate

Sentence: We quickly disiterated the printers, and in days everyone had one.

Etymology: Dis (away, as in disseminate) + Iteration (repetition of a process)

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Plagiarific

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/er/if/ick

Sentence: Teddy was a plagiarific salesman of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List'.

Etymology: plagiarize + terrific

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COMMENTS:

teleolurian rolls off the tongue. - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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Sharetheself

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: share-the-self

Sentence: Robert felt compelled to sharetheself and would copy and pass out all manner of things that interested him to his friends and colleagues.

Etymology: "share the wealth" + self

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Cloneforall

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: clone-for-all

Sentence: The four horsemen donned their identical outfits featuring feathered hats and sharp swords before jumping onto their identical horses. "Cloneforall and all for clone" they shouted their motto in recognition that their costume was so de rigeur that everyone should be provisioned just so. Kicking their horses' flanks they rode into town to distribute a similar ensemble to each of the good burghers.

Etymology: motto of the three musketeers + clone

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COMMENTS:

Great sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 12:06:00

I just keep imagining the cone(clone) heads from Saturday Night Live - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-07: 12:56:00

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Philanthroplicate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fɪlənˈθɹɑpləˌkeɪt/

Sentence: The bootlegger justified selling his camrecorded copy of _Spider-man 3_ by convincing himself that he was just philanthroplicating.

Etymology: From philantropy + duplicate

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COMMENTS:

It's a long word, but I just love the sound of it. Try saying out-loud before not voting for it...now isn't that fun! - ErWenn, 2007-05-07: 13:46:00

I agree. Perfect for the defintion! - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:43:00

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Cheerox

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: CHEER-ahks

Sentence: Alex vigorously cheeroxed his invention of the self-buttering waffle, but it never caught on.

Etymology: cheer + Xerox

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Cloningenuous

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: klone-in-gen-u-ous

Sentence: It never occured to Matt that his recycled opinions weren't original. Even if he could acknowledge this fact, he was such a cloningenuous that he'd assume the person he'd knicked his ideas from would be flattered.

Etymology: cloning (identical copying or imitation) + ingenuous (naive, innocent)

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Spamtastic

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: spam-TASS-tik

Sentence: Did you get those 12 emails I forwarded you? Aren't they simply spamtastic?

Etymology: spam, fantastic

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Perfeocast

Created by: brucee10

Pronunciation: Pur-fee-o-cast

Sentence: That song is so tight I had to perfeocast it out to my peeps on Myspace.

Etymology: Perfect + Mimeograph + broadcast

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Xeroxerific

Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: zee-roks-er-if-ic

Sentence: I don't just want to be with you, I want to BE you - you are xeroxerific!

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 02:33:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short stories "Printcrime" and "I-Robot" which are both appear in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

inkvision inkvision - 2007-05-07: 20:58:00
I absolutely LOVE the illustration on the homepage... gorgeous. Who did it?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 21:40:00
Hi inkvision, Thanks for positive review on the drawing. Glad you like it! It was created by me (James Gang), or one of my clones, I'm not sure which. But really, it was nothing, we just copied Cory. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-23: 00:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James