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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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Duzhypel

whipspeak

Created by: whipspeak

Pronunciation: dohz-hahyp-uhl

Sentence: Peta Paul and his Duzhypels were fired up about their Kinkos volume discount.

Etymology: Disciple: follower; an active adherent + Does: 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of Do + hype: promote or publicize showily

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Herox

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: he-rocks

Sentence: Jason gave everyone herox duplicates of his trademark Cuban shirt for Christmas because he believed in the classic style. Grandma wasn't so sure...

Etymology: he + rocks = play on word Xerox - a genericized trademark

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Memepose

Created by: cohenarie

Pronunciation: meem POZ

Sentence: Creating a MySpace page for a friend, even if you're frustrated that they haven't made their own, is a memeposition.

Etymology: Meme + Impose

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Propulate

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A good song, given file sharing capabilities, will quickly propulate until everyone has a copy

Etymology: Propagate

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Coppreciate

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: cop-pre-she-ate

Sentence: That song was so awesome I coppreciated it to everyone I know.

Etymology: copy + appreciate

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Plagiariffic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/are/if/ick

Sentence: Joe is plagiarific. As a salesman, he uses all of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List' and shares them with his clients to impress them.

Etymology: PLAGIARIFFIC - noun - from PLAGIARIZE (to take and use ideas, or passages from another's work)+ TERRIFIC (extremely good; wonderful)

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Welcome back, Stevenson0! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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Ripoffligate

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RIPOFF-LIH-GATE

Sentence: The despicable Professor Mindell purloined my original nutty ideas and shamelessly touted them as his own in a sickening display of the worst kind of RIPOFFLIGATE behavior ever seen in the halls of macadamia.

Etymology: RIPOFF+profLIGATE; RIPOFF-Late 20th century term meaning to steal PROFLIGATE-1. Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute. 2. Recklessly wasteful

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metrohumanx A true story from Bogus Community College... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 07:14:00

Funny - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

metrohumanx That's ONE DISTURBING buzz-cut in the illustration. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:58:00

shades of Watergate - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:31:00

Professor Mindel is clearly just another macadamia nut. Great word....sounds so Washington DCish. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:01:00

The nutty professor strikes again:good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:27:00

Ripoffligate - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:18:00

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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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Digivalry

teleolurian

Created by: teleolurian

Pronunciation: didj-IV-ul-ree

Sentence: Out of digivalry, I just sent you a link to my mp3 server.

Etymology: digital + chivalry

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COMMENTS:

It's nice to see such kindness (and clever words) in this day and age. - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:50:00

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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