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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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COMMENTS:

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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Liebrand

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: LAHY-brand

Sentence: Everyone thought that Bob was a logo-lackey, refusing to buy only the most expensive,premium brand goods, from ouji boards to whisky. And little did his friends suspect that he was a liebrand, and that the premium-labelled whisky that they thought they were drinking was nothing more than moonshine rebottled.

Etymology: Conflation of LIE: convey a false impression & BRAND: a trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or a manufacturer.

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COMMENTS:

If Whiskey can be liebrand ... then can Brandy (drink/gal-take your pick) be brandlahyd? Incorporating lie and its tenses with liquor was ingenious ... brings many funny things to mind! From pronounciation to etymology! Witty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:11:00

If Whiskey can be liebrand ... then can Brandy (drink/gal-take your pick) be brandlahyd? Incorporating lie and its tenses with liquor was ingenious ... brings many funny things to mind! From pronounciation to etymology! Witty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:11:00

Apologies to you and all, when my computer does an enter stall, it enters twice, on this website, with just one send. I know it's not nice, I just don't know how to make my computer behave. Or could it be my ISP's server. Please forgive the repitions that like a bad virus have plagued me this past week or so. I hope soon it's on the outgo! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:16:00

Excellent verbotocism! - Mustang, 2008-03-03: 18:43:00

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Fakemaker

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: fayk-mayk-ur

Sentence: Jon went to the car lot and bought the cheapest piece of junk he could find. He then went to the junkyard and picked up a Mercedes Benz hood ornament for two bucks. He dolled the car up and tried to pass it off as a Benz. His friends saw the car and said among themselves, "...Jon...what a fakemaker..."

Etymology: fake + maker

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Vertosanctanomin

Created by: TCalhoun

Pronunciation: Ver to sanc ta no min

Sentence: Despite the man's blatent vertosanctanomin, people thought he had rich tastes, but he really had just spraypainted a wheelbarrow.

Etymology: Vert- (turn) Sanct- (holy) -Nomin (name)

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Playbel

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: plā' bul

Sentence: Paul knew he would have to playbel the necklace into the distinctive blue box because "Breakfast at Walgreens" just didn't sound right.

Etymology: PLAY, to pretend to be: play cowboys + (LA)BEL

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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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Spuriousforge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spoor ee yus forj

Sentence: The Man with the yellow hat was downhearted since his clever pet monkey had run off to join the circus. He had searched in vain for him and finally decided to replace his pet with another. He craved the attention his pet brought into his life. Since no monkeys were available, he settled for a pet goat and called him George. He bragged to his friends that this George could also swing from trees, eat bananas and get into mischief. Of course everyone knew that this critter was a spuriousforge... because goats are baaaahhhhd at climbing trees!

Etymology: spurious (plausible but false,intended to deceive) & forge (make a copy of with the intent to deceive) & Curious George (the curious little monkey)

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Oh what a sentence and creation ... laughing over your Far Out Fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:59:00

I've got a monkey on my mind all day now ... to go with the music in yours! (Chuckling/wink) Takes mind play to new levels, doesn't it? - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:48:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

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Tacksimile

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tak sim il lee

Sentence: Wayne's BMW-stickered wheel barrow was a cheap tacksimile and although he was dumb to think of it, his girlfriend Monica was even dumber to think it was the branded real thing!

Etymology: Tacky (tastelessly showy) & Facsimile (a copy;reproduction)

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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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