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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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Fauxtagraft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tag-graft

Sentence: By attaching phony designer tags to his ordinary wardrobe Wilson was convinced that other folks would be fooled though most in fact, were on to his fauxtagraft tactics and secretly laughed at him behind his back.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tag' (designer label) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting)

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COMMENTS:

What a fauxtogenic word! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:48:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-27: 01:18:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-28: 00:38:00

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Brandfakes

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brand fayks

Sentence: Brandon Phakes was a great marketing man except for one bad habit. Although he was paid to tout them, he did not believe in paying for brand recognition. He was famous for switching branded items with those of dubious origin. In this way he could pretend to own famous brands but actually pay discount prices for the fakes. Yes, when Brandon wanted to end consumer constipation, he just served himself some Brand Fakes and he would soften up the bowels of the economy and the market would loosen up.

Etymology: Bran Flakes (laxative cereal) & Brand (a name given to a product or service) & Fakes (not real, imitation, not genuine).

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Chanot

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Sha-not

Sentence: With a few drops of Chanot behind her ears, and a fauxcoat over her Cardont gown she plastered a brilliant smile on her face and prayed that the red carpet crowd would not spot she was faking it.

Etymology: Chanel + Not

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Intravest

Created by: JeffreyNorris

Pronunciation: in-trə-'vest

Sentence: For Christmas, we all decided to intravest our gifts; I put a regular blanket into a Snuggie box.

Etymology: intra- (within) + vest (garment)

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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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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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Liabel

Created by: tbAG84

Pronunciation: ly-bel

Sentence: Jennifer could spot a fake Fendi from a mile away but this was worse. a plastic bag with Fendi scrwled across it is magic marker was the most heinous case of liabel she had ever witnessed.

Etymology: Libel- to misrepresent damagingly Label- a strip of cloth indicating a the manufacturer of a garment.

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COMMENTS:

pleese ignre thse typpos everywun. - tbAG84, 2008-03-03: 23:43:00

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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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