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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Pseudsomat

Created by: 711235

Pronunciation: sued-so-mat

Sentence: The man bought his pseudsomat car in another country

Etymology: Pseud - fake Somat - body

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Fauxtag

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe - tag

Sentence: Wilburt was sure he had people fooled with his efforts to 'doctor' the brand names of his cheap clothes and furnishings but most everyone was on to his fauxtag methods.

Etymology: blend of faux (false) and tag

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COMMENTS:

Do the surveillance cameras sometimes catch him as his fauxtagraphy? Your word paints a clear picture! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:34:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:45:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Counterfiat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown ter fee yat

Sentence: Frederico Felonio was not just a suave playboy and wannabe mafioso, he actually owned synthetic samples of famous Italian brand names. He had fake Ferrugamo shoes, phoney Fendi bags, artificial Armani suits, plastic Prada products,pukey Pucci,mock Moschino, copy Cavalli and worst he drove a counterFiat. Many would think he was an imitation Italian or worse a Soprani Soprano... he tried to get out, but they kept pulling him back in!

Etymology: Counterfeit (make a copy of with the intent to deceive; not genuine; imitating something superior) & Fiat (Fiat S.p.A., an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino: Italian Automobile Factory of Turin), is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in the Piedmont region)

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COMMENTS:

artr Very alliterate. - artr, 2010-05-12: 06:29:00

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Brandfakes

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brand fayks

Sentence: Brandon Phakes was a great marketing man except for one bad habit. Although he was paid to tout them, he did not believe in paying for brand recognition. He was famous for switching branded items with those of dubious origin. In this way he could pretend to own famous brands but actually pay discount prices for the fakes. Yes, when Brandon wanted to end consumer constipation, he just served himself some Brand Fakes and he would soften up the bowels of the economy and the market would loosen up.

Etymology: Bran Flakes (laxative cereal) & Brand (a name given to a product or service) & Fakes (not real, imitation, not genuine).

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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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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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Coolwrap

Created by: ghhshirley

Pronunciation:

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Pretendtious

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: pre tend chuss

Sentence: Hyacinth tried to be a grand lady of fashion but considered the prices of designer clothing grand larceny. She bought less expensive copies with just slight differences in the labels. Her copy of a Dior dress was a Door dress. Her Giorgio was a Gorgio. Her Givenchy was a Givenshy. Hyacinth always felt she was dressed like Cinderella at the ball, but then she always was a bit pretendtious.

Etymology: PRETEND - act as if something were true or real. PRETENTIOUS - made to look or sound important.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Love Mrs Bucket, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-29: 19:10:00

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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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COMMENTS:

Marry Christmasq! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:51:00

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