Verboticism: Sublabing

'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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Designerlibel

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /di-ZAI-ner-lai-bul/

Sentence: It all started when Jack was a teenager, and he tried painting a Reebok logo on the department store, no-name-brand sneakers that was all his family could afford, and now he would make regular forays into the men's fashion stores where they sold Armani, D&G and Hugo Boss, to look for loose brand labels that he could affix to his own bargain clothing. Jack had been commiting designerlibel for years, even though he now owned his own successful department store chain.

Etymology: Blended malapropism of "Designer Label": Designer - bearing the name or logo of a specific designer (from Latin, dēsignāre "to designate") + Libel - to misrepresent damagingly (from Latin, libellus "little book, pamphlet")

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Watch him clotheslie! Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 08:47:00

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Tacksimile

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tak sim il lee

Sentence: Wayne's BMW-stickered wheel barrow was a cheap tacksimile and although he was dumb to think of it, his girlfriend Monica was even dumber to think it was the branded real thing!

Etymology: Tacky (tastelessly showy) & Facsimile (a copy;reproduction)

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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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Christmiss

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Chris Miss

Sentence: I was so excited when I unwrapped my gift from Charles. The blue bag could only mean one thing! It was high fashion jewelry! I peeked inside and to my surprise, there was a price tag from a different store and CZ sticker on the ring, I just hate Christmiss!

Etymology: Christmas + Dumb people

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Adcumbous

Created by: BIANCAGRAY1

Pronunciation: ad-come-bus

Sentence: You are adcumbous.

Etymology: ad-to cumb-to lie ous

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asphalt

Created by: asphalt

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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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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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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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Passpimpage

Created by: Bewildertrix

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Very interesting. Wish you had given us a sentence and etymology. You get points for each item you complete! Sometimes more is better! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:59:00

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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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