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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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Adcumbous

Created by: BIANCAGRAY1

Pronunciation: ad-come-bus

Sentence: You are adcumbous.

Etymology: ad-to cumb-to lie ous

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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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Logorigem

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: log/oh/rig/em

Sentence: Stanley was a master at logorigems. He would slap a fake logo on anything.

Etymology: logo + rig (arrange dishonestly for one's own advantage)+ logarithm (math term)

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There's even a rhythm in saying logorigem. In more ways than one, it's music to our ears! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:23:00

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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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Passpimpage

Created by: Bewildertrix

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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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Designerlibel

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /di-ZAI-ner-lai-bul/

Sentence: It all started when Jack was a teenager, and he tried painting a Reebok logo on the department store, no-name-brand sneakers that was all his family could afford, and now he would make regular forays into the men's fashion stores where they sold Armani, D&G and Hugo Boss, to look for loose brand labels that he could affix to his own bargain clothing. Jack had been commiting designerlibel for years, even though he now owned his own successful department store chain.

Etymology: Blended malapropism of "Designer Label": Designer - bearing the name or logo of a specific designer (from Latin, dēsignāre "to designate") + Libel - to misrepresent damagingly (from Latin, libellus "little book, pamphlet")

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Watch him clotheslie! Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:47:00

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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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