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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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Chainlitter

Created by: theCountess

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Sentence: Edna was known for chainlittering, with her indiscriminate bulk forwarding of all trivial emails.

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nice - galwaywegian, 2009-11-23: 17:55:00

good one - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:13:00

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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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Digivalry

teleolurian

Created by: teleolurian

Pronunciation: didj-IV-ul-ree

Sentence: Out of digivalry, I just sent you a link to my mp3 server.

Etymology: digital + chivalry

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COMMENTS:

It's nice to see such kindness (and clever words) in this day and age. - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:50:00

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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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Memepose

Created by: cohenarie

Pronunciation: meem POZ

Sentence: Creating a MySpace page for a friend, even if you're frustrated that they haven't made their own, is a memeposition.

Etymology: Meme + Impose

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Vanderzygobian

Created by: melonhead

Pronunciation: Vahn-Der-Zy-GOH-Be-in

Sentence: Her snooty attitude makes her too much of a vanderzygobian

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Admireplicate

Created by: airlie

Pronunciation: AD-muh-rep-li-cate

Sentence: Bewildered, Adam stared at Steve, shocked at how much it felt like he was looking in a mirror. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Steve's desire to admireplicate Adam bewildered the man. After all, he didn't think he was THAT great... Things reached a crux when Steve produced dozens more images of Adam, with his trademark horn-rimmed spectacles, Army Brat haircut and weak jawline. Clearly, Steve was obsessed... was this verging upon a creepiphany? Had Steve enschweined him? Adam decided to broach the topic... "Hey, you're copying me!" he remarked, casually. Steve replied enthusiastically. "No, I AM a copy of you! And I'm making more, just in case one breaks..." Adam swallowed nervously. So did Steve. "Being John Malkovich" suddenly made a lot more sense to Adam...

Etymology: ADMIRE: to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval + REPLICATE: to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce Also: (n) admireplication, admireplicator, admireplicant

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metrohumanx ADMIREPLICATE- Nice word, Arlie! Self-explanatory, easy to pronounce with just the right amount of techno dusting to make it authentic. Great sentencing, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:38:00

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Copytat

artr

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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Reusination

Created by: 1badmf

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Sentence: Reusination is quite popular among today's college students. Sharing ideas to benefit others.

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Ubiquitate

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: yoo-BIK-wi-teyt

Sentence: Colin endeavored to ubiquitate his sister's comeback, fearing that it might slip into obscurity.

Etymology: Portmanteau: ubiquitous + imitate

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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