Verboticism: Egofrippery

'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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Fauxtag

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe - tag

Sentence: Wilburt was sure he had people fooled with his efforts to 'doctor' the brand names of his cheap clothes and furnishings but most everyone was on to his fauxtag methods.

Etymology: blend of faux (false) and tag

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COMMENTS:

Do the surveillance cameras sometimes catch him as his fauxtagraphy? Your word paints a clear picture! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:34:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:45:00

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Trendior

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: TREND-eeyore

Sentence: She knew how to make her handbag trendior just by adding diamonte stickers and removing the Pound Shop receipt.

Etymology: From trendy and Dior

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful choice of words, wonderful blendfit, too! eeyore in the pronounciation got me chuckling and seeing donkeys ... then your sentence polished the chuckles into a laughing fit. Fun! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:43:00

sharktrager Thanks silvery - very happy to have made you laugh. - sharktrager, 2008-03-04: 16:07:00

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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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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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Lamborweenie

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lam bowr wee neee

Sentence: he put hios foot down and it immediately became obvious that the only horses under the hood of his lamborweenie were on the way to the knackers yard

Etymology: lamborghini, weenie

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Jolly good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 10:17:00

It's a weener! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:50:00

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Counterfeet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kountərfēt

Sentence: John went to the flea market looking for a bargain. He found one vendor selling sports shoes at extremely low prices compared to retail stores. A minor inspection exposed them to be counterfeet. Air Jordons for $20? Another tip-off might have been the Nike ”swoosh” being applied with spray paint.

Etymology: counterfeit (made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud) + feet (plural form of foot)

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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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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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Twentyfourcarrot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: 24 carat

Sentence: Merle's twentyfourcarrot was placed in an authentic Givenchy paper bag and carefully placed, though casually arranged, where her visitors would not miss it. Inside the bag sat a tangerine k-mart scarf.

Etymology: 24 carat (pure gold) + carrot (golden coloured, garden variety vegetable)

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Love the pun. Sentence great nonsense fun! You get a special ( its 24Carrots) medal for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:41:00

great - galwaywegian, 2008-03-03: 13:29:00

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