Verboticism: Chanot

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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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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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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

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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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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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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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Christmiss

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Chris Miss

Sentence: I was so excited when I unwrapped my gift from Charles. The blue bag could only mean one thing! It was high fashion jewelry! I peeked inside and to my surprise, there was a price tag from a different store and CZ sticker on the ring, I just hate Christmiss!

Etymology: Christmas + Dumb people

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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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Liebrand

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: LAHY-brand

Sentence: Everyone thought that Bob was a logo-lackey, refusing to buy only the most expensive,premium brand goods, from ouji boards to whisky. And little did his friends suspect that he was a liebrand, and that the premium-labelled whisky that they thought they were drinking was nothing more than moonshine rebottled.

Etymology: Conflation of LIE: convey a false impression & BRAND: a trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or a manufacturer.

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If Whiskey can be liebrand ... then can Brandy (drink/gal-take your pick) be brandlahyd? Incorporating lie and its tenses with liquor was ingenious ... brings many funny things to mind! From pronounciation to etymology! Witty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:11:00

If Whiskey can be liebrand ... then can Brandy (drink/gal-take your pick) be brandlahyd? Incorporating lie and its tenses with liquor was ingenious ... brings many funny things to mind! From pronounciation to etymology! Witty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:11:00

Apologies to you and all, when my computer does an enter stall, it enters twice, on this website, with just one send. I know it's not nice, I just don't know how to make my computer behave. Or could it be my ISP's server. Please forgive the repitions that like a bad virus have plagued me this past week or so. I hope soon it's on the outgo! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:16:00

Excellent verbotocism! - Mustang, 2008-03-03: 18:43:00

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Crapsimile

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: crap/sim/i/lee

Sentence: Most products from that particular country are a crapsimile of the original brand-name product.

Etymology: CRAPSIMILE noun - from - CRAP (rubbish; junk) + FACSIMILE (a copy, or reproduction)

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Terrific sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 14:48:00

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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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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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