Verboticism: Hankyspanky

'Would you like to try my new ride?'

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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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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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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Econolies

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: i/kon'/e/lize

Sentence: As a way to econolies, Sarah often mixed no name honey nut O's half and half with generic "regular" O's and then poured them back into the Honey Nut Cheerios box.

Etymology: economize (to avoid waste or extravagance) + lies (untruths)

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Clever blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:44:00

Econolies and your sentence cheapscathes those cheapskates! Superbly innovative! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:57:00

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Emblemishment

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: em-blehm-ish-ment

Sentence: When I got up closer to Jake's new car I realized that it was not actually a Porsche, but a true emblemishment, a Fiat that had been repainted and cleverly labeled.

Etymology: emblem: label + embelishment: fabrication

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COMMENTS:

You discovered a way to give a car acne! What a vision to plant in my head! Great blending! Funny! It's a honey! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:52:00

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Spuriousforge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spoor ee yus forj

Sentence: The Man with the yellow hat was downhearted since his clever pet monkey had run off to join the circus. He had searched in vain for him and finally decided to replace his pet with another. He craved the attention his pet brought into his life. Since no monkeys were available, he settled for a pet goat and called him George. He bragged to his friends that this George could also swing from trees, eat bananas and get into mischief. Of course everyone knew that this critter was a spuriousforge... because goats are baaaahhhhd at climbing trees!

Etymology: spurious (plausible but false,intended to deceive) & forge (make a copy of with the intent to deceive) & Curious George (the curious little monkey)

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COMMENTS:

Oh what a sentence and creation ... laughing over your Far Out Fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:59:00

I've got a monkey on my mind all day now ... to go with the music in yours! (Chuckling/wink) Takes mind play to new levels, doesn't it? - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:48:00

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Sublabing

Created by: 584642

Pronunciation: sub- leb-ing

Sentence: He was clearly sublabing when he tried to sell the knock off subaru when it was clearly of phillipian brand.

Etymology: sub- below lab- to take, sieze ing- the act of

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Changeaname

Created by: alybliss

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Henry had every intention of carrying out his changeaname scam, as he knew his high maintainance wife would not approve of a primark bed spread

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Do you think his wife will discover Henry's alias when she busts his changeaname scam? Interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:48:00

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Logobogus

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /lo-go-bo-gus/

Sentence: Q.: “I heard you broke up with Wendy. What gives?” A.: “Couldn’t stand that LOGOBOGUS bubblehead. I mean so she’s into the Italian designer labels. OK. I’ve put up with that. So she can’t afford to buy the real stuff and has to settle for cheap knock-offs. OK. I’ve put up with that too. But you can’t buy stuff that spells ‘Gucci’ with a ‘C’ and an ‘H’ and then brag about it!!!”

Etymology: LOGO – (fr. Greek ‘logos’ – word) a trademark image (e.g. Michelin Man, McDonald’s golden arches); BOGUS – (modern slang) fake, false, phony, counterfeit, sham

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Stickerlift

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: STIK er lift

Sentence: With one bottle of Boisseire Cabernet Savignon and a 55-gallon drum of Sam's Club red, Dudley was able to stickerlift all the wine he used in a year, and his friends were none the wiser.

Etymology: sticker, label; lift, raise or elevate

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in French this would be pronounced Steeker leeft - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-03: 08:47:00

I like the double menaing of lift for it can also mean steal ... as in steal the label! It sound so right ... fits the definition to a T ... very meaningfull! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:56:00

Clever and creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:36:00

A verbotomy for "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." About six months ago, we verbotomized on above definition. I'm pretty certain that Purpleartichokes got the nod for "Tunestruck." I'm also stumbled upon "reperditty" and "abbamatically ". - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:53:00

Thanks, OB. Kind of an obvious candidate. - stache, 2008-03-03: 19:20:00

Shucks! I missed it. Could have been before I discovered this neat site! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:45:00

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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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asphalt

Created by: asphalt

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