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Econolies

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: i/kon'/e/lize

Sentence: As a way to econolies, Sarah often mixed no name honey nut O's half and half with generic "regular" O's and then poured them back into the Honey Nut Cheerios box.

Etymology: economize (to avoid waste or extravagance) + lies (untruths)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:44:00

Econolies and your sentence cheapscathes those cheapskates! Superbly innovative! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:57:00

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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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