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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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Profforgery

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: prah-for-jer-ee

Sentence: The evil Doctor Clone determined that Ann Colton would be the subject of his next profforgery. In his dementia, he was certain that what the world needed was more boney women in sleazy attire ranting about "the godless".

Etymology: proffer, forgery

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COMMENTS:

petaj When is the movie coming out? I bet there'll be heaps of pirate versions available for this thriller. - petaj, 2007-05-07: 06:19:00

I started working on a script, but I got writer's block after "Once upon a time." - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 09:08:00

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Copytat

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: käpētat

Sentence: Wendell loves his music. With his copytats he thinks he looks just like his favorite artist. His friends haven’t been fooled yet. To even come close he would have to drop about 50 pounds, reverse the aging process by 30 years and alter his race.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another\'s behavior, dress, or ideas) + tattoo (mark a person or a part of the body with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin)

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Repulate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP - yew - layt

Sentence: To the consternation of so many of his friends and acquaintances, Elbert would never fail to repulate and even try to improve on their ideas and practices and would share them over and over with others as if they were his own ideas and creations.

Etymology: Blend of replicate (to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce), and emulate (to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx REPULATE....very nice, Mustang. Etymologically perfect without being too flashy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:48:00

Ace, Mustang! The spelling of your word also suggests that the [good] Repu[tation] of the idea being copied may be involved as well. Simple and concise. - Tigger, 2008-07-07: 15:02:00

Repulate...sounds like something snakes do... - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:35:00

Afterwards they repewdiate? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 22:28:00

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Psychiclone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sy kik klone

Sentence: Roger had gotten his grant to further study the likelihood of mass-cloning an individual. It had taken lots of persuasion and hard work on his part to convince the powers that be that this could be a worthwhile pursuit. He had sold them with ideas like, "Imagine being able to psychiclone the Queen or The President or any other famous leader so that governments remained stable and economies did not suffer through misfortunate events". They had bought it and now only he knew how to achieve this miracle. He got busy and psychicloned one hundred new clones. The only trouble was that the one he psychicloned was himself and then he immediately disappeared, so that the authorities never knew which one to arrest...Bring on the clones!

Etymology: Psychic (pertaining to forces or mental processes outside the possibilities defined by natural or scientific laws;affecting or influenced by the human mind) & Psyche (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason) & Clone (an unauthorized copy or imitation;make multiple identical copies of) & Sounds like Cyclone (a violent rotating windstorm)

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Snapportion

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: snap/or/shun

Sentence: He made several hundred copies of his favourite photo so he could snapportion them to all his friends.

Etymology: snap + apportion

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Gnuplicate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: g-nooo-plee-kate

Sentence: Alvin was so egotistical that he decided to GNUplicate his genetic material and distribute himself freely to anyone who wanted to have him; however, once the open source developers got through with him he wasn't anything like himself. Everyone agreed, though, that they liked him better than himself, including his mother, who downloaded him to see if she could make some improvements on the original.

Etymology: GNU (pronounced g-noo as one syllable with no vowel sound) is General Public License software that is "free" in the sense that the licensee can run, copy, distribute, change and improve the software. Developers from the Free Software Foundation depend on public interaction, improvement and support to continue their work and because of it, many software programs that were once financially out of the reach of certain entities such as schools can now use sophisticated software tools for teaching + duplicate: identically copied from an original

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cute - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:24:00

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Oureka

Created by: verysimplegame

Pronunciation: Ow-ree-ka

Sentence: Overflowing with the joy of the moment, I ourekaed the email again and again, pausing only occasionally to babble incoherently.

Etymology: Our + Eureka

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Narcissentmail

Created by: HubbMU

Pronunciation: nar-siss-sent-mail

Sentence: After slaving over his thesis, Fred engaged in a small degree of narcissentmail by spamming everyone in his address book with a copy.

Etymology: Narcissistic and "sent mail"

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Isn't that more like ham than spam? - jedijawa, 2007-05-08: 10:47:00

Good word! - Stevenson0, 2007-05-08: 21:04:00

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Herox

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: he-rocks

Sentence: Jason gave everyone herox duplicates of his trademark Cuban shirt for Christmas because he believed in the classic style. Grandma wasn't so sure...

Etymology: he + rocks = play on word Xerox - a genericized trademark

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Openofficeworker

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōpənôfiswərkər

Sentence: With the release of OpenOfficeWorker version 2.3 MozillaCorp was finally able to create a truly happy workforce. No more concerns about individuality. No treating workers differently because they brought different talents and experiences to the job. No more concerns about workers trying to personalize their cubicles. They*re all the same and they seem to prefer it that way. The company did have to consider how to house the workers. Too many together and they would flashmob the local grocery or bottleneck arrival at work. They found they could sell off most of their parking lot property by opting for the eco-mod and allowing the workers to ride to work on their Unixcycles.

Etymology: Open office (open-source software that mimics MS Office) + office worker (person who*s employment primarily involves working within the confines of an office)

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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