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'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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Lamogrande

Created by: DavidShantz

Pronunciation: Lay-mo-gran-day

Sentence: This guy won't last a week, LamoGrande

Etymology: Lame (surf)+ Oh + Grande (Spanish) Meaning: ineffective and maladroit on a monumental scale

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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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Cloneforall

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: clone-for-all

Sentence: The four horsemen donned their identical outfits featuring feathered hats and sharp swords before jumping onto their identical horses. "Cloneforall and all for clone" they shouted their motto in recognition that their costume was so de rigeur that everyone should be provisioned just so. Kicking their horses' flanks they rode into town to distribute a similar ensemble to each of the good burghers.

Etymology: motto of the three musketeers + clone

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COMMENTS:

Great sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 12:06:00

I just keep imagining the cone(clone) heads from Saturday Night Live - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-07: 12:56:00

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Copycatalyst

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: caw/pee/cat/a/list

Sentence: Steve was a confirmed copycatalyst, constantly hogging the scanner

Etymology: copy cat + catalyst

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COMMENTS:

petaj copycataclysmic word - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:21:00

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Whydidnitinkadat

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: wh eye did neye tinka dat

Sentence: he sent another whydidnitinkadat to all his friends, hoping they wouldn't break in the post and irradiate the postman.

Etymology: why didn't i think of that

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Snapportion

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: snap/or/shun

Sentence: He made several hundred copies of his favourite photo so he could snapportion them to all his friends.

Etymology: snap + apportion

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Plagiarific

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/er/if/ick

Sentence: Teddy was a plagiarific salesman of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List'.

Etymology: plagiarize + terrific

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COMMENTS:

teleolurian rolls off the tongue. - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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Perfeocast

Created by: brucee10

Pronunciation: Pur-fee-o-cast

Sentence: That song is so tight I had to perfeocast it out to my peeps on Myspace.

Etymology: Perfect + Mimeograph + broadcast

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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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Distribute

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: distribute

Sentence: Sometimes ghetto white trash wanna bes distribute the rapper Eminem. The rest of us just barf a little inside.

Etymology: ok i'm sorry but it really is perfect! from distribute + tribute

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COMMENTS:

petaj Disstribute -- This would have been a good antonym. When you copy something because it is so BAD you have to show everyone. - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:24:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 02:33:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short stories "Printcrime" and "I-Robot" which are both appear in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

inkvision inkvision - 2007-05-07: 20:58:00
I absolutely LOVE the illustration on the homepage... gorgeous. Who did it?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 21:40:00
Hi inkvision, Thanks for positive review on the drawing. Glad you like it! It was created by me (James Gang), or one of my clones, I'm not sure which. But really, it was nothing, we just copied Cory. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-23: 00:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James