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Linghost

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lin-gost

Sentence: After visiting New York, I realized I was left with a linghost when I ordered lobstah with with gahlic sooahce.

Etymology: lingo, ghost

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COMMENTS:

sort of like Casper the friendlinghost - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-12: 09:54:00

It's all getting a bit spooky for me. When I wish to contact the spirit world, I talk to my barman. Nice word it sorta lingers. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-12: 17:29:00

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Localocution

Pseudonym

Created by: Pseudonym

Pronunciation: low-kal-lo-kew-shun

Sentence: "Thirty minutes in a departure lounge, and I'm already doing localocution!"

Etymology: locality + locution

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Verborrow

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: ver-BOR-row

Sentence: Nigel was often miffed that people felt it was necessary to verborrow his British accent when speaking to him.

Etymology: Verbal and Borrow

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Vocamulate

Created by: staggolee

Pronunciation: vo-KA-myoo-LAYT vo (as in vote)-KA (as in cat)-myoo-LAYT

Sentence: I admire her so much, I try to vocamulate her speaking style.

Etymology: v. [Seattle-American English---vocal: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vōcālis, from vōx, vōc + emulate: Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous]

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Lectate

Created by: torpid

Pronunciation: lek'-teyt

Sentence: Because Marie was very self-conscious about her odd verbal mannerisms, she interpreted John's habit of lectating them as intentional mockery.

Etymology: Lect (language) / Idiolect (individual's own language) + Spectate

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Mimeojargon

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mim/ee/uh/jar/gon

Sentence: After spending many hours interviewing high school students, the counsellor's mimeojargon became part of her life and her friends just didn't understand her.

Etymology: mimeograph + jargon

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Adapterpretation

Created by: loofarama

Pronunciation: a-dapped-terr-prett-ashun

Sentence: his adapterpretation was going too far. it was like he was that little voice in my head: saying what i wanted to, but couldn't

Etymology: adapt + interpretation

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COLON: - loofarama, 2007-09-12: 16:25:00

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Automimic

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: awe-toe-mim-ick

Sentence: why this car is automimic, systemimic, hyyyyyydrooomimic..why it could be greased lightning!

Etymology: automatic, mimic

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Haccent

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: hack + sent

Sentence: I found myself speaking in a brogue when I visited Ireland, luckily nobody beat me up for having such a painfully obvious haccent.

Etymology: Hack + accent

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Empatholocute

Created by: faithlessphil

Pronunciation: Em-pa-tho-lo-kyut

Sentence: James' English accent is so strong that Linda couldn't help but to empatholocute.

Etymology: Empathy + Elocute (from elocution)

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Comments:

Jabberwocky - 2007-09-12: 10:46:00
and if you happen to like run on sentences you would be a linguaclonedrone

MrDave2176 MrDave2176 - 2007-09-12: 21:43:00
Does that mean if you drone on endlessly to people on a mobile you are a cellphone linguaclonedrone?

'OMG YGLT Shakespeare'

DEFINITION: To unconsciously adopt the vocal mannerisms and linguistic stylings of the people with whom you are speaking.

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