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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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Appropirate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ap-pro-pirate

Sentence: Fred would appropirate anything he found on the internet to use and share with his social network friends. He would download and copy apps, music, documents, photos and even books. Unfortunately, he ran into real trouble when he shared an app he had pirated with the person who created it.

Etymology: app:software applications used on mobile electronics such as iphones or tablets; appropriate: to take or obtain; pirate: one who steals and plunders - to copy and distribute software without permission

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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

Etymology:

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Mainstreamify

Created by: bpc99149

Pronunciation: main/stream/if/eye

Sentence: He was horrified to hear his favorite indie band on the radio, for fear that they were trying to mainstreamify themselves.

Etymology: Verb form of "mainstream."

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Lamogrande

Created by: DavidShantz

Pronunciation: Lay-mo-gran-day

Sentence: This guy won't last a week, LamoGrande

Etymology: Lame (surf)+ Oh + Grande (Spanish) Meaning: ineffective and maladroit on a monumental scale

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Ucopia

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: yoo - KOH - pee - uh

Sentence: My computer got busted today. Apparently, a friendly netizen named named Outsmarted B. Phonograph appeared in my e-mail's inbox and he thought that "NotAVirus.Exe" was ucopia. I downloaded the attachment and double-clicked on it. BAM! I knew it was chronosynclastic infundibulum when the ucopia turned out to be something else.

Etymology: utopia (an ideal state or place; usually used to pertain to something which is really nice and wonderful) + copy (to replicate)

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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!

Etymology:

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Overdostrescuatro

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/vur/dohs/trez/quatro

Sentence: Be careful about how much you imitate someone because you might overdostrescuatro

Etymology: overdose (over supply)+ spanish 2 3 4 dos tres cuatro

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COMMENTS:

petaj he he. Sounds like drugged out musicians playing from the same songbook! - petaj, 2007-05-07: 06:21:00

Very creative!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 13:08:00

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Redundafied

Created by: br0wn

Pronunciation: rĭ-dŭn'dă-fīd

Sentence: Once you upload your kitten photo it'll be copied, pasted and redundafied to death.

Etymology: redundant, -fied

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Lokulize

Andradir

Created by: Andradir

Pronunciation: lock-oo-lies

Sentence: That man is lokulizing a famous singer, he copys his style

Etymology: from: look alike

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

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Mimeopath

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: mim-ee-oh-path

Sentence: Jill did a mimeopath of herself in her prom dress, handing it out to everyone she knew and didn't know.

Etymology: mimeograph, psychopath

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COMMENTS:

teleolurian mellifluous - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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Reknowledgucate

AnnieChandon

Created by: AnnieChandon

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Dupligreat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doop li grate

Sentence: When Lenny came up with the U-Clone machine, he thought it would be a dupligreat success. Only problem was that instead of aping the person using it, all the copies came out looking like Lenny...

Etymology: Duplicate (reproduce, replicate, copy) & Great (wonderful,very good)

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Reusination

Created by: 1badmf

Pronunciation:

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

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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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Linyucks

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lie nnn yuks

Sentence: The twins were a pair of complete linyucks sharing programmes like mosquitos share germs

Etymology: linux, nyucks

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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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Giveray

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: give-a-ray

Sentence: I gaveray all my words. I giveray my girlfriend :)

Etymology: A remix of "give-away to everyone".

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Xerocks

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: zee/rocks

Sentence: Susan was so pleased with the family photograph she had taken, she just had to xerocks it 158 times and send it as a Christmas card to everyone she knew!

Etymology: xerox (to photocopy) + rocks (slang for excellent)

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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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Supersimulate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Soo-per-sim-yu-layt

Sentence: Mary was so annoying, she would supersimulate everything that Jean did. If Jean bought some new shoes, then Mary would go and buy an identical pair for herself a few days later. Her husband told her she should be pleased as Mary obviously held her in great esteem, but the last straw came when she told Mary she was pregnant and guess what, a few months later Mary was pregnant too. I suppose Jean should have been grateful that she had a husband of her own and didnt need to borrow hers!

Etymology: Super (excellent) + Simulate (Imitate or reproduce the appearance, character, or conditions of) ORIIN Latin simulare 'copy represent' = Supersimulate

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SUPERSIMULATE is concise and has great academic overtones. Nice one, TJayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:43:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-08: 11:58:00

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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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Adoropy

Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation: Ah-door-oh-pee

Sentence: Frank was so completely entranced by Melanie's good looks that he created fifteen thousand full sized, cardboard cut-outs of her picture and placed them all around his office.

Etymology: Adore, copy

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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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Freepimp

Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: free pimp

Sentence: Josh freepimped his car, his girlfriend, and the videogame he created, so he ended up bankrupt and living on skid row.

Etymology: free-at no monetary cost; pimp-charging a fee for use. Thus giving away which usually needs to be bought.

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Explunge

Created by: dmule5

Pronunciation: Ex-plunge

Sentence: Maria feels the need to explunge her newfound beliefs on everyone she meets.

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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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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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Shadowist

Created by: petersn1

Pronunciation: sha-doe-est

Sentence: I'm not a shadowist, I just thought of it right after you did.

Etymology:

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Whydidnitinkadat

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: wh eye did neye tinka dat

Sentence: he sent another whydidnitinkadat to all his friends, hoping they wouldn't break in the post and irradiate the postman.

Etymology: why didn't i think of that

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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Originality be damned; this verboticism is far too good not to commenditto and sprinkle into your conversations throughout the day!

Etymology: commend + ditto

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Duplicious

ratbastid

Created by: ratbastid

Pronunciation: doo-PLI-shus

Sentence: The latest track by MC Master Juicy Fresh is so duplicious, I had to squeep it out to everyone on my buddy list. (See also: squeep)

Etymology: duplicate + delicious

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petaj Did you bookmark twice it on dup.lic.io.us? - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:17:00

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Imitake

Created by: fredini

Pronunciation: Im-i-take

Sentence: He is so imitaking your style!

Etymology: imitate +take

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Kipcrat

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation: kip crat

Sentence: Everyday I kipcrat five songs and send them to un-enlightened heathens.

Etymology: Rudyard Kipling "Take Up White Man's Burden" + crat: advocate or partisan of

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Minimeograph

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mini/mee/oh/graf

Sentence: I decided to put the old office equipment to good use and made one million minimeographs to deliver door to door.

Etymology: mimeograph + mini-me (character in Austin Powers movies)

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metrohumanx MINIEOGRAPH is very funny, although i stumbled over it at first. Nice reference to American Pop Culture. Jabberwocky strikes another blow for humor! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:46:00

Creative and funny. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:31:00

Love your word...I may have to dooplicate it myself! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:34:00

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Copycatalyst

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: caw/pee/cat/a/list

Sentence: Steve was a confirmed copycatalyst, constantly hogging the scanner

Etymology: copy cat + catalyst

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petaj copycataclysmic word - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:21:00

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Mirrorvelous

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: meer - or - vel - us

Sentence: The copy of a copy was so mirrorvelous that Hal kept making them; much to the annoyance of everyone else. If I get another one for Christmas this year, I will now own 13 of them.

Etymology: mirror, marvelous

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marvy word - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:22:00

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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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Giftliferation

Created by: katytee

Pronunciation: trips off the tongue

Sentence: in an act of unsolicited giftliferation,simon distributed handwritten copies of 'who moved my cheese' to his colleagues. Everyone hated Simon.

Etymology: (Proliferation + Gift)

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Gnuplicate

mrskellyscl

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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Ripoffligate

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RIPOFF-LIH-GATE

Sentence: The despicable Professor Mindell purloined my original nutty ideas and shamelessly touted them as his own in a sickening display of the worst kind of RIPOFFLIGATE behavior ever seen in the halls of macadamia.

Etymology: RIPOFF+profLIGATE; RIPOFF-Late 20th century term meaning to steal PROFLIGATE-1. Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute. 2. Recklessly wasteful

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metrohumanx A true story from Bogus Community College... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 07:14:00

Funny - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

metrohumanx That's ONE DISTURBING buzz-cut in the illustration. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:58:00

shades of Watergate - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:31:00

Professor Mindel is clearly just another macadamia nut. Great word....sounds so Washington DCish. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:01:00

The nutty professor strikes again:good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:27:00

Ripoffligate - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:18:00

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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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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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Shanger

Created by: mikebezner

Pronunciation: shayn-gur

Sentence: Clearly Jason had no choice but to shanger the XT560 for everyone he knew after realizing how much it had changed his life.

Etymology: Share, Shangri-La

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Clonecopia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: klohn-co-PI-a

Sentence: Everything seemed fine when the scientists promised a clonecopia of the world best politicians, until there was a glitch in the program and they ended up with a clowncopia. Oh, perhaps there wasn't a glitch, after all.

Etymology: Clone: a person or thing that duplicates, imitates, or closely resembles another in appearance, function, performance, or style; to produce a copy or imitation of. & COPIA of cornucopia: the property of being extremely abundant; profusion of detail; syn: plenty, profusion, profuseness, richness; an inexhaustible store : abundance; land of milk and honey.

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metrohumanx CLONECOPIA by Ozziebob has a LOT going for it... It's gonna be hard to choose the best words today with such a plethora of gems. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:53:00

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:57:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:32:00

Even though I suffer from clownophobia, I think your word gives me Chuckles! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:32:00

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Translidentize

Created by: AlternativeUlster

Pronunciation: trans-LEYE-dent-eyes

Sentence:

Etymology: translate+identity

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Repligreat

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Rep-luh-grate

Sentence: The rich and somewhat insane old lady had her cat repligreated 3 million times and then frozen, so that when she died they would have a chance to rule the world when they melted... or just create an influx of pets at the pound.

Etymology: Replicate (to make an exact copy) + great (something wonderful)

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Xerocks

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zee rox

Sentence: Walter was so excited by his latest science project. He was able to xerocks himself exactly. This way he figured he could actually be in two places at once. Yes, his new reproductive machine would xerocks his world and make him filthy rich! Too bad, Walter, that you did 2 things wrong: a) there is no way to distiguish you from your creation and b) if you were going to make another human, perhaps a handsome one would have been the smart thing to do!

Etymology: Xerox (to duplicate, reproduce) & Rocks (to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion)

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Chainlitter

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology:

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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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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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Repeatalize

Created by: benjamin

Pronunciation: re-peet-a-lize

Sentence: He fancied himself a sort of content preacher; reverend John104, repeatalized the HD-DVD key to every message board, blog, and fourm denizen he could fine.

Etymology: repeat, evangelize

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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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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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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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Evangecloning

inkvision

Created by: inkvision

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The early evangecloners wrote zines and compiled custom mix cassettes. Now, evangecloning is the habit of flickr pros, bloggers porting rss feed from BoingBoing, MySpace "musicians", YouTube uploaders and hollywood film copiers.

Etymology: Evangelize, cloning

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Repligrating

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: REP lih grate ing

Sentence: The mass e-mails in my mailbox each day are really repligrating on my nerves. Some of them say, "Hello, Friend" or "Here's good luck to pass on," and demand that I cut-and-paste portions and send them to 20 friends. I must have seen some of the same ones 10 or 15 times already. Judging from the number of times I get them and DON'T forward them on, I guess I will soon suffer grave misfortune AND have no friends.

Etymology: replicate + grating (annoying, irritating)

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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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Porkbomb

Created by: 0xdeadbeef

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Market-terrorists porkbombed the student protest with free samples of smart drinks and soy snacks, infecting the naive who didn't read the retrovirally-enforced brand loyalty EULAs.

Etymology: from forkbomb - the catastrophic cloning of software processes, and the supposed main ingredient of Spam

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Oh noes! It won't let me submit another one! I thought of another one that skirts the definition a little. This one is limited to the sweet old ladies in your life as they discover the internet: gramspam - Deleting "Footprints", "sick kid wants cards", and "scary urban legend" for the n-millionth time, Oswald grimaces at "Otters holding hands", dreading the coming deluge of YouTube inspired gramspam. - 0xdeadbeef, 2007-05-08: 02:43:00

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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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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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Distribute

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: distribute

Sentence: Sometimes ghetto white trash wanna bes distribute the rapper Eminem. The rest of us just barf a little inside.

Etymology: ok i'm sorry but it really is perfect! from distribute + tribute

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petaj Disstribute -- This would have been a good antonym. When you copy something because it is so BAD you have to show everyone. - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:24:00

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Karmagate

Created by: Kurisu

Pronunciation: KAR-muh-gayt

Sentence: This show is so fantastic, it needs to karmagate more freely.

Etymology: Karma: the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration + propagate (and you should look that one up for yourself if you don't know it, because there are several applicable meanings)

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Plagiariffic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/are/if/ick

Sentence: Joe is plagiarific. As a salesman, he uses all of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List' and shares them with his clients to impress them.

Etymology: PLAGIARIFFIC - noun - from PLAGIARIZE (to take and use ideas, or passages from another's work)+ TERRIFIC (extremely good; wonderful)

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Nice one! - airlie, 2008-07-07: 07:00:00

metrohumanx PLAGARIFFIC is good, and it holds closely to the definition.... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

Very apt. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

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Meemcream

jonathanbruder

Created by: jonathanbruder

Pronunciation: /mēmkrēm/

Sentence: That cat was ugly. But she thought it was perfect, and proceeded to meemcream it all over the county.

Etymology: meme (a cultural item transmitted by repetition) + cream (to froth; foam)

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i enjoy the slightly lurid overtones - benjamin, 2007-05-07: 20:27:00

jonathanbruder nothing slightly about it :) - jonathanbruder, 2007-05-07: 20:28:00

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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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Mimeoexstatic

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: mim-eo-exstatic

Sentence: She loved those tiny purple flowers so much, that she went all mimeoexstatic on them and 10 minutes later they were in every yard on her street.

Etymology: mimeograph + exstatic

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Propulate

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A good song, given file sharing capabilities, will quickly propulate until everyone has a copy

Etymology: Propagate

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Esteemulate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es teem yu late

Sentence: A lot of money and prestige was riding on it. How many other young comedians had gotten the chance to star on not just one hit series, but three at a time? How did he get his scripts memorized, rehearse and do all those press appearances for the media? People often wondered, until they met his large family, especially his twin brother, Larry. Larry had invented the Esteemulate Machine. Yes, you guessed it, he had esteemulated several copies of his famous brother, Drew Carey, so that he could star simultaneously on several hit shows. There was his own show, "The Drew Carey Show";his "Whose Line is it Anyway" show and now he was replacing Bob Barker on "The Price is Right". Not to mentioned all his appearances on "The Tonight Show"; "Last Comic Standing"; "Conan O'Brien";"Craig Ferguson" and "Oprah";"Ellen DeGeneres" and of course, "What Not To Wear"(...okay, he hadn't really been on that show, but he should have) Yes, Larry was so proud of his brother, he became a real Drew-Id!

Etymology: esteem(an attitude of admiration or esteem; a feeling of delighted approval and liking;regard highly; think much of) & take your pick: simulate;imitate;replicate;duplicate;emulate;recreate (all meaning to copy or reproduce)

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metrohumanx ESTEEMULATE by Nosila gets a very high ranking in my book. As usual, we get a LOT of bang for our BUCK.....Thanks. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:50:00

All those big bucks!! Impressive...that's a lot of esteemed clams. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:03:00

Clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:33:00

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Splenditto

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /splen-DIT-oh/

Sentence: Whenever Ryan stumbled onto something he thought was new and hip, he'd try to get his friends and people around him to splenditto him. He liked to think of himself as a trendsetter, but usually those people would ignore his suggestions, or pretend to be interested just to humor him.

Etymology: Splendid - excellent, fine, or very good (from L. splendidus "magnificent, brilliant") & Ditto - to duplicate or repeat an action or statement (from Italian, detto, pp. of dire "to say")

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metrohumanx I like SPLENDITTO, Tigger! It's a lot of fun to pronounce. It implies adulation with just a smattering of sarcasm. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:41:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:33:00

Great! A word I can use myself....mega-splendittoes.....oops, I did it, didn't I? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 18:59:00

Splenditto, faditto, elfadoraditto, ditto-ditto - I like it; great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:25:00

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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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Coppreciate

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: cop-pre-she-ate

Sentence: That song was so awesome I coppreciated it to everyone I know.

Etymology: copy + appreciate

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Lubbit

Created by: imagica

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The woman's new purse was definitly a lubbit, must-have!

Etymology:

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Lambatomy

Created by: darwindot

Pronunciation: lamb-bah-toe-me

Sentence: “As I slid from under the 17th century bureau, an empty tequila bottle to show, all in attendance seemed quite lovely, my Lambatomy had arrived.”

Etymology: Lambada + lobotomy; Having to dull your brain to enjoy getting close to people.

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Cloncausawe

Created by: grahaff

Pronunciation: klone cuz awe

Sentence:

Etymology: clon (clone) caus (because) awe (awesome)

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Replipeat

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP-leh-peet

Sentence: Using his latest copying software on his computer Newton felt no guilt whatsoever when he'd take the ideas and theories of others and replipeat them as if they were his own.

Etymology: Blend of words "Replicate" (to duplicate, or reproduce) and "Repeat" (to do, make, or perform again)

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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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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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Repligate

Created by: autophile

Pronunciation: rep-li-gate

Sentence: This app is hot, I repligated it on my share!

Etymology: Portmanteau of replicate (to copy) + propagate (to spread)

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COMMENTS:

Alternative spelling: replagate - autophile, 2007-05-07: 19:39:00

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Praegorian

Created by: Peepeedance

Pronunciation: pray-gore-ee-uhn

Sentence: The CIA denies involvement in assassinating Mister Wiggles, but the circumstances surrounding his death were rather praegorian.

Etymology: Praetorian + gory

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Hehe, whoops, does not correspond to the definition...Pretty nifty anyway, eh? - Peepeedance, 2007-05-07: 21:28:00

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Corpy

Created by: muddy

Pronunciation:

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Loonux

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loo nuks

Sentence: He used loonux to develop his huge network of loonies.

Etymology: loon linux

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Copyousness

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: copy/us/ness

Sentence: Sam was a legend for his copyousness proclivity. He built a fortress around his cubicle with his favourite photocopies.

Etymology: copiousness(ample) + copy + us

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Welcome back, Jabberwocky! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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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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Idolspread

Created by: pifty

Pronunciation: ajdolspred

Sentence: he adores that man so much that he idolspreads his image everywhere.

Etymology: idol + spread

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Emupulse

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation:

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Eupagate

Created by: mjmlabs

Pronunciation: YOOP-uh-gayt

Sentence: That new song has really been eupagating widely; I sent it to my brother, and he sent it to his girlfriend, and she sent it to her co-worker, and she sent it to her therapist ... and that's ME!

Etymology: Eu- (prefix; "Good; well; true," as well as "A derivative of a specified substance") + propagate (and you should look that one up for yourself if you don't know it, because there are several applicable meanings that I'm not about to type out)

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Plagiariffic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/are/if/ick

Sentence: Joe is plagiarific. As a salesman, he uses all of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List' and shares them with his clients to impress them.

Etymology: PLAGIARIFFIC - noun - from PLAGIARIZE (to take and use ideas, or passages from another's work)+ TERRIFIC (extremely good; wonderful)

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COMMENTS:

Welcome back, Stevenson0! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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Duzhypel

whipspeak

Created by: whipspeak

Pronunciation: dohz-hahyp-uhl

Sentence: Peta Paul and his Duzhypels were fired up about their Kinkos volume discount.

Etymology: Disciple: follower; an active adherent + Does: 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of Do + hype: promote or publicize showily

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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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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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Allyourbasitis

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: all your base are belong to us - ha ha ha!

Sentence: That "god kills a kitten" picture has showed up in my inbox about 25 times - looks like some folks have got a serious case of allyourbasitis.

Etymology: all your base! all your base! all your base are belong to us!

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COMMENTS:

This might be the funniest word I've ever seen on verbotomy. Good job! - iwasatripwire, 2007-05-07: 17:41:00

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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