Verboticism: Brandardization

'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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Twentyfourcarrot

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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Coolwrap

Created by: ghhshirley

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Cheaplace

Created by: drewsky

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Chanot

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Sha-not

Sentence: With a few drops of Chanot behind her ears, and a fauxcoat over her Cardont gown she plastered a brilliant smile on her face and prayed that the red carpet crowd would not spot she was faking it.

Etymology: Chanel + Not

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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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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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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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Sublabing

Created by: 584642

Pronunciation: sub- leb-ing

Sentence: He was clearly sublabing when he tried to sell the knock off subaru when it was clearly of phillipian brand.

Etymology: sub- below lab- to take, sieze ing- the act of

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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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Pervhibition

Created by: lilyk12342

Pronunciation: perv-hi-bi-tion

Sentence: The man made quite a pervhibition about his new cell phone, which he advertised as an iPhone, although it was a knockoff.

Etymology: perv-from pervasion, to be distorted. hibition-from exhibition, a public display

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