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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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Lambatomy

Created by: darwindot

Pronunciation: lamb-bah-toe-me

Sentence: “As I slid from under the 17th century bureau, an empty tequila bottle to show, all in attendance seemed quite lovely, my Lambatomy had arrived.”

Etymology: Lambada + lobotomy; Having to dull your brain to enjoy getting close to people.

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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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Ubiquitate

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: yoo-BIK-wi-teyt

Sentence: Colin endeavored to ubiquitate his sister's comeback, fearing that it might slip into obscurity.

Etymology: Portmanteau: ubiquitous + imitate

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Dupligreat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doop li grate

Sentence: When Lenny came up with the U-Clone machine, he thought it would be a dupligreat success. Only problem was that instead of aping the person using it, all the copies came out looking like Lenny...

Etymology: Duplicate (reproduce, replicate, copy) & Great (wonderful,very good)

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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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Appropirate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ap-pro-pirate

Sentence: Fred would appropirate anything he found on the internet to use and share with his social network friends. He would download and copy apps, music, documents, photos and even books. Unfortunately, he ran into real trouble when he shared an app he had pirated with the person who created it.

Etymology: app:software applications used on mobile electronics such as iphones or tablets; appropriate: to take or obtain; pirate: one who steals and plunders - to copy and distribute software without permission

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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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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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Duplicious

ratbastid

Created by: ratbastid

Pronunciation: doo-PLI-shus

Sentence: The latest track by MC Master Juicy Fresh is so duplicious, I had to squeep it out to everyone on my buddy list. (See also: squeep)

Etymology: duplicate + delicious

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COMMENTS:

petaj Did you bookmark twice it on dup.lic.io.us? - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:17:00

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Cloncausawe

Created by: grahaff

Pronunciation: klone cuz awe

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Etymology: clon (clone) caus (because) awe (awesome)

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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