Verboticism: Labelaire

'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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Uplabel

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈleɪbəl/

Sentence: "Your shirt looks kind of uplabeled. Are you sure it's really designer wear?" "Jamie's shoes aren't Prada ones. When I was alone in his room, I saw the corresponding shoe box. Those hooves are an uplabel."

Etymology: up-label; label: (transitive) to put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something); uplabel therefore is to label something up, as in "to upgrade sth." antonym: downlabel

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Up-roarious - Nosila, 2010-05-13: 00:34:00

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Improperganda

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: im-prawp-ur-gan-duh

Sentence: John's "Hung Like John Holmes" t-shirt was revealed to be a clear case of improperganda, when Denise found that he actually was packing about a half roll of Certs where it counted.

Etymology: improper + propaganda

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COMMENTS:

Good one, Banky...must be where they got the word "incerts" from... - Nosila, 2008-03-03: 01:16:00

Great words that you fit together like a glove. Incorporating propaganda gave it such meaninggull twist! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:21:00

Meant to type meaningfull ... have no idea where that freudian fingerslip came from! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:21:00

Rolls of the tongue - amigamark, 2008-03-03: 14:42:00

Nice word and 'uplifting' sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:33:00

This is cert'ainly an amusing submission! I didn't know who John Holmes was until I looked him up... Ya' learn something new every day. Very funny blend. - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 22:09:00

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Fauxtograft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tahg-graft

Sentence: Farleigh's wardrobe was fauxtograft from one end of the closet to the other, all Walmart and Kmart but with tags he'd switched to make them seem to be fine designer clothing.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tog' (to dress especially in fine clothing) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting

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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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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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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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Recyfaux

Created by: gelsomina17

Pronunciation: ree-sigh-foh

Sentence: Allison suspected that the Tiffany necklace she received from her normally cheap boyfriend was just recyfaux.

Etymology: recycle + faux

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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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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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Liabel

Created by: tbAG84

Pronunciation: ly-bel

Sentence: Jennifer could spot a fake Fendi from a mile away but this was worse. a plastic bag with Fendi scrwled across it is magic marker was the most heinous case of liabel she had ever witnessed.

Etymology: Libel- to misrepresent damagingly Label- a strip of cloth indicating a the manufacturer of a garment.

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pleese ignre thse typpos everywun. - tbAG84, 2008-03-03: 23:43:00

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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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