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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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Pervhibition

Created by: lilyk12342

Pronunciation: perv-hi-bi-tion

Sentence: The man made quite a pervhibition about his new cell phone, which he advertised as an iPhone, although it was a knockoff.

Etymology: perv-from pervasion, to be distorted. hibition-from exhibition, a public display

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Mockshock

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäkshäk

Sentence: In a major case of mockshock, Hannah found that the fabuloss designer top she bought from a road-side vendor was not what it was purported to be. The first time she washed it, it virtually dissolved. It must have been made of opulint.

Etymology: mock (not authentic or real) + shock (a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience)

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COMMENTS:

It was a mockcident... - Nosila, 2010-05-12: 11:24:00

Darn... I should have thought of this one! :-) Good job, ARTR. - XMbIPb, 2010-05-12: 17:24:00

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Schlockoff

artr

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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Christmiss

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Chris Miss

Sentence: I was so excited when I unwrapped my gift from Charles. The blue bag could only mean one thing! It was high fashion jewelry! I peeked inside and to my surprise, there was a price tag from a different store and CZ sticker on the ring, I just hate Christmiss!

Etymology: Christmas + Dumb people

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Passpimpage

Created by: Bewildertrix

Pronunciation:

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COMMENTS:

Very interesting. Wish you had given us a sentence and etymology. You get points for each item you complete! Sometimes more is better! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:59:00

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Feigntisement

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: fayn-tiz-ment

Sentence: Tom's attempt to stick a Porsche label on his Toyota Corolla, hoping to impress Juliana, was a desperate attempt of feigntisement.

Etymology: feign (give fake appearance) + advertisement

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Counterfiat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown ter fee yat

Sentence: Frederico Felonio was not just a suave playboy and wannabe mafioso, he actually owned synthetic samples of famous Italian brand names. He had fake Ferrugamo shoes, phoney Fendi bags, artificial Armani suits, plastic Prada products,pukey Pucci,mock Moschino, copy Cavalli and worst he drove a counterFiat. Many would think he was an imitation Italian or worse a Soprani Soprano... he tried to get out, but they kept pulling him back in!

Etymology: Counterfeit (make a copy of with the intent to deceive; not genuine; imitating something superior) & Fiat (Fiat S.p.A., an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino: Italian Automobile Factory of Turin), is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in the Piedmont region)

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artr Very alliterate. - artr, 2010-05-12: 06:29:00

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Muttonshop

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: mutt-en-shop

Sentence: E-bay has completely revolutionized the way i muttonshop

Etymology: mutton [as in 'mutton dressed as lamb'], shop, mutton chop

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Were you feeling a little sheepish? Fun one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 23:05:00

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Labull

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lay-bull

Sentence: The labull said Prada. But for the fact that the shirt was missing an arm, Sue would never have guessed that James had been playing brand games.

Etymology: label, bull

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Roared with laughter over the implications! Not only fits the definnition but all labels! Straight forward simplicity ... but it says it all powerfully! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:55:00

hey purple - stache is asking for music prompts - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 16:44:00

Sounds like a 'cock-and-labull story' to me. Good one! - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 21:51:00

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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

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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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