Verboticism: Counterfeet

'Would you like to try my new ride?'

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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Fauxification

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: foh-sef-e&-KA-shun

Sentence: To his surprise, Brandon's "designer" handbag auction sales soared in spite of the second-rate pattern fauxification.

Etymology: faux: imitation or artificial + falsification: imitate with the intent to deceive

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Uplabel

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Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈleɪbəl/

Sentence: "Your shirt looks kind of uplabeled. Are you sure it's really designer wear?" "Jamie's shoes aren't Prada ones. When I was alone in his room, I saw the corresponding shoe box. Those hooves are an uplabel."

Etymology: up-label; label: (transitive) to put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something); uplabel therefore is to label something up, as in "to upgrade sth." antonym: downlabel

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Up-roarious - Nosila, 2010-05-13: 00:34:00

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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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Greatpretender

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Gray-t-pre-ten-der

Sentence: Oh yes I'm the Great Pretender! Just laughing and gay like a clown! I seem to be what I'm not; you see ... I'm wearing your TRADEMARK like a crown! Pretending WHAT WAS IN IT ... is still around. Oh yes I'm the great greatpretender!

Etymology: Eponym from The Platters hit song the Great Pretender. Eponym: a mythical character, or person, from whom something such as an activity, invention, or place takes its name. In this case the mythical character is the Great Pretender in this song.

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Happy humming to those who have a head for music! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 00:59:00

For those not old enough to have heard the song, or are not familiar with the song, the Great Pretender, the actual lyrics to the chorus are: Oh yes I'm the Great Pretender! Just laughing and gay like a clown! I seem to be what I'm not; you see ... I'm wearing my heart like a crown, Pretending that you're still around. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 01:00:00

Thanks, silveryaspen...guess which song is replaying over and over in my head??? Neat approach anyway! - Nosila, 2008-03-03: 01:14:00

Me too, Nosalia. I'm a newbie: is there a verbotomy for this? "n.: A tune that becomes lodged in one's consciousness and repeated ad nauseum, until replaced by one equally or more irritating, or until the victim suffers a psychotic break." - stache, 2008-03-03: 10:27:00

Me too, Nosalia. I'm a newbie: is there a verbotomy for this? "n.: A tune that becomes lodged in one's consciousness and repeated ad nauseum, until replaced by one equally or more irritating, or until the victim suffers a psychotic break." - stache, 2008-03-03: 15:01:00

Wow. What an echo. - stache, 2008-03-03: 15:02:00

I love sentences that make use of songs lyrics or titles, etc. Good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:43:00

stache, you should submit that as a definition (see below)...'cause it happens to everyone! - Nosila, 2008-03-03: 20:31:00

Sure, stache! Go ahead and submit it! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:30:00

Shoot! I posted the above before I read under comments on your verbot, stache, that it has been done before! Today I'm a day late, a dollar short, a fingerslipping, and in a mindripping muddle! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 23:02:00

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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 product.

Etymology: crap + facsimile

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-03: 18:44:00

This one put a 'simile' on my face when I read it. Nice! - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 21:54:00

Great sentence! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:38:00

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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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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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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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Fauxtagraft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tag-graft

Sentence: By attaching phony designer tags to his ordinary wardrobe Wilson was convinced that other folks would be fooled though most in fact, were on to his fauxtagraft tactics and secretly laughed at him behind his back.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tag' (designer label) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting)

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What a fauxtogenic word! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:48:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-27: 01:18:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-28: 00:38:00

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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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