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Clonafide

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kloana/fide

Sentence: With her Louis Fruiton bag and her Oscar de la rental dress she was a clonafide member of the shampagne set.

Etymology: clone + bona fide

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COMMENTS:

Not bad. Latin pronunciation would be KLONE a FEE day. - stache, 2008-03-03: 07:17:00

Four hysterically funny verboticisims in one short sentence! And all four fit the definition. Your sentence is superbly ingenious ... and superbly funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:28:00

Really good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:37:00

Fantastic blend! I really like 'Oscar de la rental' too. - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 21:38:00

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Masqcharade

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mask - shar - ade

Sentence: Lauren liked to masqcharade her handbag knockoffs as being brand name originals. She would troll the internet looking for items that most successfully mimicked designer named brands and pretend that they cost $400.00 when they really were $19.95 plus shipping.

Etymology: Masquerade(pretend to be someone or something that you are not) + Charade (a game in which you act out a person, place or thing and others guess what you are)

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Marry Christmasq! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:51:00

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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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Logobogus

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /lo-go-bo-gus/

Sentence: Q.: “I heard you broke up with Wendy. What gives?” A.: “Couldn’t stand that LOGOBOGUS bubblehead. I mean so she’s into the Italian designer labels. OK. I’ve put up with that. So she can’t afford to buy the real stuff and has to settle for cheap knock-offs. OK. I’ve put up with that too. But you can’t buy stuff that spells ‘Gucci’ with a ‘C’ and an ‘H’ and then brag about it!!!”

Etymology: LOGO – (fr. Greek ‘logos’ – word) a trademark image (e.g. Michelin Man, McDonald’s golden arches); BOGUS – (modern slang) fake, false, phony, counterfeit, sham

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Adcumbous

Created by: BIANCAGRAY1

Pronunciation: ad-come-bus

Sentence: You are adcumbous.

Etymology: ad-to cumb-to lie ous

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Hankyspanky

Created by: 737865

Pronunciation: (Hank-kee-spank-kee)

Sentence: If you do not go and by me a car, i will give you a hankyspanky.

Etymology: A forward and Backward slap agianst the head

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Fauxberge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo ber jay

Sentence: Nelly was so proud of her Easter Egg collection that she displayed in a cabinet, to the wonderment of visitors. She described each one's Provenance. Each one was made by Faberge as gifts for the last Czars of Russia and she had a story for each one. Too bad one of her guests knew a lot about the collection and advised her that none were authentic. She was told she had acquired a Fauxberge Collection, becuase the real Faberge would have emptied out the eggs before he decorated them...

Etymology: Faux (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article) & Faberge (Carl Faberge, Russian goldsmith noted for creating a series of jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for European royalty (1846-1920)

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Logoflage

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈloʊgəˌflaʒ/ /LOH-guh-Flahzh/

Sentence: If you can't tell the difference between the logoflaged version and the name brand one, you probably shouldn't spend the extra money on the original.

Etymology: from (camou)flage + logo

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Agree with your perspective on this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:44:00

Top word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:31:00

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Crapsimile

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: crap/sim/i/lee

Sentence: Most products from that particular country are a crapsimile of the original brand-name product.

Etymology: CRAPSIMILE noun - from - CRAP (rubbish; junk) + FACSIMILE (a copy, or reproduction)

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Terrific sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 14:48:00

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Stickerlift

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: STIK er lift

Sentence: With one bottle of Boisseire Cabernet Savignon and a 55-gallon drum of Sam's Club red, Dudley was able to stickerlift all the wine he used in a year, and his friends were none the wiser.

Etymology: sticker, label; lift, raise or elevate

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COMMENTS:

in French this would be pronounced Steeker leeft - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 08:47:00

I like the double menaing of lift for it can also mean steal ... as in steal the label! It sound so right ... fits the definition to a T ... very meaningfull! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:56:00

Clever and creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:36:00

A verbotomy for "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." About six months ago, we verbotomized on above definition. I'm pretty certain that Purpleartichokes got the nod for "Tunestruck." I'm also stumbled upon "reperditty" and "abbamatically ". - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:53:00

Thanks, OB. Kind of an obvious candidate. - stache, 2008-03-03: 19:20:00

Shucks! I missed it. Could have been before I discovered this neat site! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:45:00

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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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