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Greatpretender

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Gray-t-pre-ten-der

Sentence: Oh yes I'm the Great Pretender! Just laughing and gay like a clown! I seem to be what I'm not; you see ... I'm wearing your TRADEMARK like a crown! Pretending WHAT WAS IN IT ... is still around. Oh yes I'm the great greatpretender!

Etymology: Eponym from The Platters hit song the Great Pretender. Eponym: a mythical character, or person, from whom something such as an activity, invention, or place takes its name. In this case the mythical character is the Great Pretender in this song.

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Happy humming to those who have a head for music! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 00:59:00

For those not old enough to have heard the song, or are not familiar with the song, the Great Pretender, the actual lyrics to the chorus are: Oh yes I'm the Great Pretender! Just laughing and gay like a clown! I seem to be what I'm not; you see ... I'm wearing my heart like a crown, Pretending that you're still around. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 01:00:00

Thanks, silveryaspen...guess which song is replaying over and over in my head??? Neat approach anyway! - Nosila, 2008-03-03: 01:14:00

Me too, Nosalia. I'm a newbie: is there a verbotomy for this? "n.: A tune that becomes lodged in one's consciousness and repeated ad nauseum, until replaced by one equally or more irritating, or until the victim suffers a psychotic break." - stache, 2008-03-03: 10:27:00

Me too, Nosalia. I'm a newbie: is there a verbotomy for this? "n.: A tune that becomes lodged in one's consciousness and repeated ad nauseum, until replaced by one equally or more irritating, or until the victim suffers a psychotic break." - stache, 2008-03-03: 15:01:00

Wow. What an echo. - stache, 2008-03-03: 15:02:00

I love sentences that make use of songs lyrics or titles, etc. Good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:43:00

stache, you should submit that as a definition (see below)...'cause it happens to everyone! - Nosila, 2008-03-03: 20:31:00

Sure, stache! Go ahead and submit it! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:30:00

Shoot! I posted the above before I read under comments on your verbot, stache, that it has been done before! Today I'm a day late, a dollar short, a fingerslipping, and in a mindripping muddle! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 23:02:00

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Pretendtious

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: pre tend chuss

Sentence: Hyacinth tried to be a grand lady of fashion but considered the prices of designer clothing grand larceny. She bought less expensive copies with just slight differences in the labels. Her copy of a Dior dress was a Door dress. Her Giorgio was a Gorgio. Her Givenchy was a Givenshy. Hyacinth always felt she was dressed like Cinderella at the ball, but then she always was a bit pretendtious.

Etymology: PRETEND - act as if something were true or real. PRETENTIOUS - made to look or sound important.

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metrohumanx Love Mrs Bucket, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-29: 19:10:00

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Labellies

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Label-lies

Sentence: When Sam fell on hard times he still managed to keep up a pretence, by buying cheaper fake products and then labellies them by putting them in superior packaging therefore giving the impression that they were the real thing.

Etymology: Label(the name or trademark of a fashion company) + Lies(false imprssions) = Labellies

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Econolies

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: i/kon'/e/lize

Sentence: As a way to econolies, Sarah often mixed no name honey nut O's half and half with generic "regular" O's and then poured them back into the Honey Nut Cheerios box.

Etymology: economize (to avoid waste or extravagance) + lies (untruths)

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Clever blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:44:00

Econolies and your sentence cheapscathes those cheapskates! Superbly innovative! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:57:00

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Schlockoff

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shläkôf

Sentence: It was bad enough that Rudy bought knockoff products but relabeling them took it up a notch to make them schlockoffs. Did he really believe that people were fooled by his made-in-China, phony "Chucks" because he had embroidered a Nike swoosh on the sides?

Etymology: schlock (cheap or inferior goods or material; trash) + Knockoff (a copy or imitation, esp. of an expensive or designer product)

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Schlock is one of those words that just roll off your tongue. :) - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-26: 08:45:00

Has a naughty (not he) appeal! Funtastic word! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 10:12:00

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Lamborweenie

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lam bowr wee neee

Sentence: he put hios foot down and it immediately became obvious that the only horses under the hood of his lamborweenie were on the way to the knackers yard

Etymology: lamborghini, weenie

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Jolly good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 10:17:00

It's a weener! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:50:00

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Improperganda

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: im-prawp-ur-gan-duh

Sentence: John's "Hung Like John Holmes" t-shirt was revealed to be a clear case of improperganda, when Denise found that he actually was packing about a half roll of Certs where it counted.

Etymology: improper + propaganda

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Good one, Banky...must be where they got the word "incerts" from... - Nosila, 2008-03-03: 01:16:00

Great words that you fit together like a glove. Incorporating propaganda gave it such meaninggull twist! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:21:00

Meant to type meaningfull ... have no idea where that freudian fingerslip came from! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:21:00

Rolls of the tongue - amigamark, 2008-03-03: 14:42:00

Nice word and 'uplifting' sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:33:00

This is cert'ainly an amusing submission! I didn't know who John Holmes was until I looked him up... Ya' learn something new every day. Very funny blend. - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 22:09:00

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Brandardization

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: BRAN der die ZA shun

Sentence: The brandardization of any product is of course a compliment, as imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Etymology: similar to bastardization, but a copy of a famous brand

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Pseudsomat

Created by: 711235

Pronunciation: sued-so-mat

Sentence: The man bought his pseudsomat car in another country

Etymology: Pseud - fake Somat - body

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Uplabel

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈleɪbəl/

Sentence: "Your shirt looks kind of uplabeled. Are you sure it's really designer wear?" "Jamie's shoes aren't Prada ones. When I was alone in his room, I saw the corresponding shoe box. Those hooves are an uplabel."

Etymology: up-label; label: (transitive) to put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something); uplabel therefore is to label something up, as in "to upgrade sth." antonym: downlabel

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Up-roarious - Nosila, 2010-05-13: 00:34:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-03: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by ddove60. Thank you ddove60. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-03: 10:00:00
Your definition, ddove60, along with your cartoon, James, inspired so many witty, clever verboticisms today, a wonderful slate of fun words here today!

Tigger - 2008-03-03: 22:16:00
The cartoon is hilarious, by the way. I bet that 'convertible' handles great!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-04: 15:16:00
Thanks silveryaspen and Tigger! ~ James

Ilan - 2008-12-30: 20:25:00
Spirit of the stairwell strikes again! Missed my chance to submit "abbrandizement".

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-12: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by ddove60. Thank you ddove60. ~ James

'Would you like to try my new ride?'

DEFINITION: v. To purchase a low-cost product and cover it with the label, or put it inside the packaging of a premium brand. n. A cheap product, which has been repackaged, or relabeled, by the consumer to make it look like an expensive brand.

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