Verboticism: Logorigem

'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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Twentyfourcarrot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: 24 carat

Sentence: Merle's twentyfourcarrot was placed in an authentic Givenchy paper bag and carefully placed, though casually arranged, where her visitors would not miss it. Inside the bag sat a tangerine k-mart scarf.

Etymology: 24 carat (pure gold) + carrot (golden coloured, garden variety vegetable)

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Love the pun. Sentence great nonsense fun! You get a special ( its 24Carrots) medal for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:41:00

great - galwaywegian, 2008-03-03: 13:29:00

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Fauxtag

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe - tag

Sentence: Wilburt was sure he had people fooled with his efforts to 'doctor' the brand names of his cheap clothes and furnishings but most everyone was on to his fauxtag methods.

Etymology: blend of faux (false) and tag

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COMMENTS:

Do the surveillance cameras sometimes catch him as his fauxtagraphy? Your word paints a clear picture! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:34:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:45:00

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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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Fakemaker

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: fayk-mayk-ur

Sentence: Jon went to the car lot and bought the cheapest piece of junk he could find. He then went to the junkyard and picked up a Mercedes Benz hood ornament for two bucks. He dolled the car up and tried to pass it off as a Benz. His friends saw the car and said among themselves, "...Jon...what a fakemaker..."

Etymology: fake + maker

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Acromobile

Created by: hunterday77

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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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Logoflage

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈloʊgəˌflaʒ/ /LOH-guh-Flahzh/

Sentence: If you can't tell the difference between the logoflaged version and the name brand one, you probably shouldn't spend the extra money on the original.

Etymology: from (camou)flage + logo

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Agree with your perspective on this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:44:00

Top word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:31:00

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Mockshock

artr

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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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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Pretendtious

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: pre tend chuss

Sentence: Hyacinth tried to be a grand lady of fashion but considered the prices of designer clothing grand larceny. She bought less expensive copies with just slight differences in the labels. Her copy of a Dior dress was a Door dress. Her Giorgio was a Gorgio. Her Givenchy was a Givenshy. Hyacinth always felt she was dressed like Cinderella at the ball, but then she always was a bit pretendtious.

Etymology: PRETEND - act as if something were true or real. PRETENTIOUS - made to look or sound important.

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metrohumanx Love Mrs Bucket, too. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-29: 19:10:00

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