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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Fauxtagraft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tag-graft

Sentence: By attaching phony designer tags to his ordinary wardrobe Wilson was convinced that other folks would be fooled though most in fact, were on to his fauxtagraft tactics and secretly laughed at him behind his back.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tag' (designer label) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting)

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COMMENTS:

What a fauxtogenic word! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:48:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-27: 01:18:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-28: 00:38:00

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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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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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Labellies

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Label-lies

Sentence: When Sam fell on hard times he still managed to keep up a pretence, by buying cheaper fake products and then labellies them by putting them in superior packaging therefore giving the impression that they were the real thing.

Etymology: Label(the name or trademark of a fashion company) + Lies(false imprssions) = Labellies

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Relogoated

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree low gow ay ted

Sentence: His relogoated hyundai coupe with the dancing horse on the bonnet drew lots of attention, but for all the wrong reasons.

Etymology: relocate, logo

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COMMENTS:

Choice words, logistical blending! Very nice word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:52:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 12:17:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:34:00

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Intravest

Created by: JeffreyNorris

Pronunciation: in-trə-'vest

Sentence: For Christmas, we all decided to intravest our gifts; I put a regular blanket into a Snuggie box.

Etymology: intra- (within) + vest (garment)

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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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Emblemishment

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: em-blehm-ish-ment

Sentence: When I got up closer to Jake's new car I realized that it was not actually a Porsche, but a true emblemishment, a Fiat that had been repainted and cleverly labeled.

Etymology: emblem: label + embelishment: fabrication

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COMMENTS:

You discovered a way to give a car acne! What a vision to plant in my head! Great blending! Funny! It's a honey! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:52:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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