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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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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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

Pronunciation:

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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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Deprustle

Created by: amigamark

Pronunciation: dee-pruss-el

Sentence: Chav Scally used the classic deprustle at car boot sales to defraud punters, by filling empty Mandate aftershave bottles with cold tea.

Etymology: Originally a chav slang word made up for "Brand Piracy" and evolved from shortening Russell Brand and Johnny Depp.

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COMMENTS:

In the know and in the know! Your creation is right-up-to-date great! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:30:00

First 3 words should be "In the NOW" ... I can't type today! 40 lashes for me ... but only with a wet noodle, please! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:32:00

I like this word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:40:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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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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