Verboticism: Adcumbous

'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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Fauxtagraft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tag-graft

Sentence: By attaching phony designer tags to his ordinary wardrobe Wilson was convinced that other folks would be fooled though most in fact, were on to his fauxtagraft tactics and secretly laughed at him behind his back.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tag' (designer label) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting)

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COMMENTS:

What a fauxtogenic word! - Nosila, 2008-12-26: 18:48:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-27: 01:18:00

It was a fauxtofinish.....just sort of developed.... - Mustang, 2008-12-28: 00:38:00

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Schlockoff

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shläkôf

Sentence: It was bad enough that Rudy bought knockoff products but relabeling them took it up a notch to make them schlockoffs. Did he really believe that people were fooled by his made-in-China, phony "Chucks" because he had embroidered a Nike swoosh on the sides?

Etymology: schlock (cheap or inferior goods or material; trash) + Knockoff (a copy or imitation, esp. of an expensive or designer product)

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COMMENTS:

Schlock is one of those words that just roll off your tongue. :) - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-26: 08:45:00

Has a naughty (not he) appeal! Funtastic word! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-26: 10:12:00

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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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Renarcissited

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Created by: asphalt

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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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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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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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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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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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