Verboticism: Emblemishment

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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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Fauxberge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo ber jay

Sentence: Nelly was so proud of her Easter Egg collection that she displayed in a cabinet, to the wonderment of visitors. She described each one's Provenance. Each one was made by Faberge as gifts for the last Czars of Russia and she had a story for each one. Too bad one of her guests knew a lot about the collection and advised her that none were authentic. She was told she had acquired a Fauxberge Collection, becuase the real Faberge would have emptied out the eggs before he decorated them...

Etymology: Faux (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article) & Faberge (Carl Faberge, Russian goldsmith noted for creating a series of jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for European royalty (1846-1920)

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Feigntisement

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Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: fayn-tiz-ment

Sentence: Tom's attempt to stick a Porsche label on his Toyota Corolla, hoping to impress Juliana, was a desperate attempt of feigntisement.

Etymology: feign (give fake appearance) + advertisement

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Mockshock

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäkshäk

Sentence: In a major case of mockshock, Hannah found that the fabuloss designer top she bought from a road-side vendor was not what it was purported to be. The first time she washed it, it virtually dissolved. It must have been made of opulint.

Etymology: mock (not authentic or real) + shock (a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience)

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COMMENTS:

It was a mockcident... - Nosila, 2010-05-12: 11:24:00

Darn... I should have thought of this one! :-) Good job, ARTR. - XMbIPb, 2010-05-12: 17:24:00

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Liebrand

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: LAHY-brand

Sentence: Everyone thought that Bob was a logo-lackey, refusing to buy only the most expensive,premium brand goods, from ouji boards to whisky. And little did his friends suspect that he was a liebrand, and that the premium-labelled whisky that they thought they were drinking was nothing more than moonshine rebottled.

Etymology: Conflation of LIE: convey a false impression & BRAND: a trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or a manufacturer.

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COMMENTS:

If Whiskey can be liebrand ... then can Brandy (drink/gal-take your pick) be brandlahyd? Incorporating lie and its tenses with liquor was ingenious ... brings many funny things to mind! From pronounciation to etymology! Witty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:11:00

If Whiskey can be liebrand ... then can Brandy (drink/gal-take your pick) be brandlahyd? Incorporating lie and its tenses with liquor was ingenious ... brings many funny things to mind! From pronounciation to etymology! Witty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:11:00

Apologies to you and all, when my computer does an enter stall, it enters twice, on this website, with just one send. I know it's not nice, I just don't know how to make my computer behave. Or could it be my ISP's server. Please forgive the repitions that like a bad virus have plagued me this past week or so. I hope soon it's on the outgo! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:16:00

Excellent verbotocism! - Mustang, 2008-03-03: 18:43:00

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Intravest

Created by: JeffreyNorris

Pronunciation: in-trə-'vest

Sentence: For Christmas, we all decided to intravest our gifts; I put a regular blanket into a Snuggie box.

Etymology: intra- (within) + vest (garment)

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Labull

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lay-bull

Sentence: The labull said Prada. But for the fact that the shirt was missing an arm, Sue would never have guessed that James had been playing brand games.

Etymology: label, bull

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter over the implications! Not only fits the definnition but all labels! Straight forward simplicity ... but it says it all powerfully! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:55:00

hey purple - stache is asking for music prompts - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 16:44:00

Sounds like a 'cock-and-labull story' to me. Good one! - Tigger, 2008-03-03: 21:51:00

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Recyfaux

Created by: gelsomina17

Pronunciation: ree-sigh-foh

Sentence: Allison suspected that the Tiffany necklace she received from her normally cheap boyfriend was just recyfaux.

Etymology: recycle + faux

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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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Labellies

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Label-lies

Sentence: When Sam fell on hard times he still managed to keep up a pretence, by buying cheaper fake products and then labellies them by putting them in superior packaging therefore giving the impression that they were the real thing.

Etymology: Label(the name or trademark of a fashion company) + Lies(false imprssions) = Labellies

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Vertosanctanomin

Created by: TCalhoun

Pronunciation: Ver to sanc ta no min

Sentence: Despite the man's blatent vertosanctanomin, people thought he had rich tastes, but he really had just spraypainted a wheelbarrow.

Etymology: Vert- (turn) Sanct- (holy) -Nomin (name)

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