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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Porkbomb

Created by: 0xdeadbeef

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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