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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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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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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Changeaname

Created by: alybliss

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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

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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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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

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

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Created by: asphalt

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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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Liabel

Created by: tbAG84

Pronunciation: ly-bel

Sentence: Jennifer could spot a fake Fendi from a mile away but this was worse. a plastic bag with Fendi scrwled across it is magic marker was the most heinous case of liabel she had ever witnessed.

Etymology: Libel- to misrepresent damagingly Label- a strip of cloth indicating a the manufacturer of a garment.

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pleese ignre thse typpos everywun. - tbAG84, 2008-03-03: 23:43:00

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Fauxtograft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tahg-graft

Sentence: Farleigh's wardrobe was fauxtograft from one end of the closet to the other, all Walmart and Kmart but with tags he'd switched to make them seem to be fine designer clothing.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tog' (to dress especially in fine clothing) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting

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