Verboticism: Changeaname

'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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Shittertransversal

Created by: janefitzsimmons

Pronunciation: shit-er-trans-ver-sal

Sentence: That orphan eating that soapy shirt and stamped with a maytag logo sure is a shittertransversal.

Etymology: Shitter-something that is made of shit or lacks value. Transversal-an intersecting system of lines, because that makes perfect sense in this situation.

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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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Egofrippery

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Eego-frip-per-ree

Sentence: The old forms of Macaroniism, Foppery, Self-promotion, Beggar thy neighbour, One-upmanship and Self-aggrandising house names, have now been superceded by the use of falsified consumer goods and status products in a blatent case of Egofrippery.

Etymology: Ego- I'm better than You! / Frippery - Empty or meaningless showing -off.

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Strong word choices ... Strong creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:18:00

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Labull

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lay-bull

Sentence: The labull said Prada. But for the fact that the shirt was missing an arm, Sue would never have guessed that James had been playing brand games.

Etymology: label, bull

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter over the implications! Not only fits the definnition but all labels! Straight forward simplicity ... but it says it all powerfully! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:55:00

hey purple - stache is asking for music prompts - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 16:44:00

Sounds like a 'cock-and-labull story' to me. Good one! - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 21:51:00

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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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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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Brandardization

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: BRAN der die ZA shun

Sentence: The brandardization of any product is of course a compliment, as imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Etymology: similar to bastardization, but a copy of a famous brand

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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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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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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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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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