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DEFINITION: v. To unconsciously adopt the vocal mannerisms and linguistic stylings of the people with whom you are speaking. n. A speaker who adopts the vocal mannerisms of their audience.

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Peerbonics

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: pEEr-bon-ics

Sentence: David aquired a severe case of peerbonics, taking on the speaking mannerisms he picked up in his group of friends.

Etymology: peer, as in friends/ebonics, black english

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Langslide

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lang-slide

Sentence: After interviewing the president, Bob recapped the discussion, and langslided when he talked about North Korea's "nucular" capabilities.

Etymology: language, slide

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excellent one! - toadstool57, 2007-03-20: 08:19:00

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Apeoplexy

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ape/oh/plexi

Sentence: The teacher was felled by a sudden attack of apeoplexy

Etymology: ape (mimic) + apoplexy (sudden loss or impairment)

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Assimilinguistics

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ass imm ill in gwist icks

Sentence: his particular brand of assimilinguistics failed to let him blend in with his children's friends.

Etymology: assmilate, linguistics

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Pronunplacate

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Pruh-nuhn-pley-keyt

Sentence: Like dude bro, your pronunplacation of that algorithm was like totally cool. I totally tweeted it.

Etymology: Pronunciation - placate

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Talkonalog

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: talk-on-a-log

Sentence: When hanging around Tyrone, Winston used his black talkonalog.

Etymology: talk + take on + dialog

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Locanaut

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: LO-kah-not

Sentence: Did you hear that guy just locanaut? He said "y'all" and "ya reckon" but he told us he's from Oregon! I don't think they talk like that in Oregon!

Etymology: Loca -- from Local Naut -- from the Greek "naut" which means pertaining to ships or sailors, but used in "astronaut" as in a "star sailor." In this case, it would imply "sailing" of regions. Of course, considering that it sounds like "NOT," it also serves as a play on the words, suggesting "Local -- NOT!!"

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Copychat

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: cop-ee-chat

Sentence: Leanne would copychat his posh accent to make her client feel more at ease.

Etymology: From "copy cat" and "chat".

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exchatullent word! - wordmeister, 2007-03-20: 10:14:00

You got my vote. Our words seem similarly inspired - great minds... :D - Discoveria, 2007-03-20: 10:31:00

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Mirrormate

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: mi-rerr-mayt

Sentence: Copying the accents and language of people he didn't even know usually ended up with him being thumped - but he couldn't help himself; his urge to mirrormate was totally out of control

Etymology: reflecting (mirror) the style of those around you (mates)

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Lexidapt

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: (lecks-uh-dapt)

Sentence: Musicians are somewhat known for the ability to lexidapt one's speech within minutes.

Etymology: From Greek "lexis-" (word) and Latin "adaptare" (to fit, to adjust).

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-20: 00:00:33
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic.
Thank you Osomatic! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-06: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic. ~ James