Verboticism: Appropirate

'Hey, you're copying me!'

DEFINITION: v. To copy and share an idea, thing, or person because you think that it's so wonderful that everyone should have one. n. An open source clone.

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Cheerox

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: CHEER-ahks

Sentence: Alex vigorously cheeroxed his invention of the self-buttering waffle, but it never caught on.

Etymology: cheer + Xerox

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Giveray

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: give-a-ray

Sentence: I gaveray all my words. I giveray my girlfriend :)

Etymology: A remix of "give-away to everyone".

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Xerocks

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: zee/rocks

Sentence: Susan was so pleased with the family photograph she had taken, she just had to xerocks it 158 times and send it as a Christmas card to everyone she knew!

Etymology: xerox (to photocopy) + rocks (slang for excellent)

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Clonecopia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: klohn-co-PI-a

Sentence: Everything seemed fine when the scientists promised a clonecopia of the world best politicians, until there was a glitch in the program and they ended up with a clowncopia. Oh, perhaps there wasn't a glitch, after all.

Etymology: Clone: a person or thing that duplicates, imitates, or closely resembles another in appearance, function, performance, or style; to produce a copy or imitation of. & COPIA of cornucopia: the property of being extremely abundant; profusion of detail; syn: plenty, profusion, profuseness, richness; an inexhaustible store : abundance; land of milk and honey.

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metrohumanx CLONECOPIA by Ozziebob has a LOT going for it... It's gonna be hard to choose the best words today with such a plethora of gems. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:53:00

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:57:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:32:00

Even though I suffer from clownophobia, I think your word gives me Chuckles! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:32:00

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Allyourbasitis

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: all your base are belong to us - ha ha ha!

Sentence: That "god kills a kitten" picture has showed up in my inbox about 25 times - looks like some folks have got a serious case of allyourbasitis.

Etymology: all your base! all your base! all your base are belong to us!

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This might be the funniest word I've ever seen on verbotomy. Good job! - iwasatripwire, 2007-05-07: 17:41:00

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Disiterate

Created by: randaldroher

Pronunciation: Dis-it-er-ate

Sentence: We quickly disiterated the printers, and in days everyone had one.

Etymology: Dis (away, as in disseminate) + Iteration (repetition of a process)

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Vanderzygobian

Created by: melonhead

Pronunciation: Vahn-Der-Zy-GOH-Be-in

Sentence: Her snooty attitude makes her too much of a vanderzygobian

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Spamtastic

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: spam-TASS-tik

Sentence: Did you get those 12 emails I forwarded you? Aren't they simply spamtastic?

Etymology: spam, fantastic

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Xerocks

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zee rox

Sentence: Walter was so excited by his latest science project. He was able to xerocks himself exactly. This way he figured he could actually be in two places at once. Yes, his new reproductive machine would xerocks his world and make him filthy rich! Too bad, Walter, that you did 2 things wrong: a) there is no way to distiguish you from your creation and b) if you were going to make another human, perhaps a handsome one would have been the smart thing to do!

Etymology: Xerox (to duplicate, reproduce) & Rocks (to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion)

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Minimeograph

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mini/mee/oh/graf

Sentence: I decided to put the old office equipment to good use and made one million minimeographs to deliver door to door.

Etymology: mimeograph + mini-me (character in Austin Powers movies)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx MINIEOGRAPH is very funny, although i stumbled over it at first. Nice reference to American Pop Culture. Jabberwocky strikes another blow for humor! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:46:00

Creative and funny. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:31:00

Love your word...I may have to dooplicate it myself! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:34:00

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