Verboticism: Fauxification

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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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Brandardization

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: BRAN der die ZA shun

Sentence: The brandardization of any product is of course a compliment, as imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Etymology: similar to bastardization, but a copy of a famous brand

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Changeaname

Created by: alybliss

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Henry had every intention of carrying out his changeaname scam, as he knew his high maintainance wife would not approve of a primark bed spread

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Do you think his wife will discover Henry's alias when she busts his changeaname scam? Interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:48:00

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Spuriousforge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spoor ee yus forj

Sentence: The Man with the yellow hat was downhearted since his clever pet monkey had run off to join the circus. He had searched in vain for him and finally decided to replace his pet with another. He craved the attention his pet brought into his life. Since no monkeys were available, he settled for a pet goat and called him George. He bragged to his friends that this George could also swing from trees, eat bananas and get into mischief. Of course everyone knew that this critter was a spuriousforge... because goats are baaaahhhhd at climbing trees!

Etymology: spurious (plausible but false,intended to deceive) & forge (make a copy of with the intent to deceive) & Curious George (the curious little monkey)

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COMMENTS:

Oh what a sentence and creation ... laughing over your Far Out Fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:59:00

I've got a monkey on my mind all day now ... to go with the music in yours! (Chuckling/wink) Takes mind play to new levels, doesn't it? - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:48:00

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Mockshock

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäkshäk

Sentence: In a major case of mockshock, Hannah found that the fabuloss designer top she bought from a road-side vendor was not what it was purported to be. The first time she washed it, it virtually dissolved. It must have been made of opulint.

Etymology: mock (not authentic or real) + shock (a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience)

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COMMENTS:

It was a mockcident... - Nosila, 2010-05-12: 11:24:00

Darn... I should have thought of this one! :-) Good job, ARTR. - XMbIPb, 2010-05-12: 17:24:00

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Counterfeet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kountərfēt

Sentence: John went to the flea market looking for a bargain. He found one vendor selling sports shoes at extremely low prices compared to retail stores. A minor inspection exposed them to be counterfeet. Air Jordons for $20? Another tip-off might have been the Nike ”swoosh” being applied with spray paint.

Etymology: counterfeit (made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud) + feet (plural form of foot)

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Cheaplace

Created by: drewsky

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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