Verboticism: Fauxification

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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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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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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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Cheaplace

Created by: drewsky

Pronunciation:

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Chanot

petaj

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Logoflage

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈloʊgəˌflaʒ/ /LOH-guh-Flahzh/

Sentence: If you can't tell the difference between the logoflaged version and the name brand one, you probably shouldn't spend the extra money on the original.

Etymology: from (camou)flage + logo

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COMMENTS:

Agree with your perspective on this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:44:00

Top word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:31:00

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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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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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Lamborweenie

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lam bowr wee neee

Sentence: he put hios foot down and it immediately became obvious that the only horses under the hood of his lamborweenie were on the way to the knackers yard

Etymology: lamborghini, weenie

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COMMENTS:

Jolly good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 10:17:00

It's a weener! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:50:00

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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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