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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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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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Reknowledgucate

AnnieChandon

Created by: AnnieChandon

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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