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'What's wrong with your husband's voice?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who adopts the stylings, mannerisms and even of the personality of their favorite rock, movie or television star. v. To derive your identity from someone else, especially a famous person.

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Elvisimulation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: elvisimyəlāshun

Sentence: Wesley had it all, the pink caddie, the rhinestone covered jumpsuits, Blue suede shoes, the sideburns, the sneer. What he didn’t have for his Elvisimulation was a single iota of talent. He couldn’t sing any two adjacent notes in the same key. The last time he sang in the shower, his hound dog ran away. Last weekend at a party, with a little liquid courage under the belt, he tried to show off his best dance moves. A well-meaning nurse tackled him and stuck a spoon halfway down his throat.

Etymology: Elvis (U.S. singer; known as the King of Rock and Roll) + simulation (imitate the appearance or character of)

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Timitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tim it ayt

Sentence: After watching all the Home Improvement series and the subsequent syndicated repeats every night, George tried to timitate his idol. He had a coffee cup at the hospital emergency room with his name on it and he tried to fix things around his home. His wife Julie only got really worried when Tim started making more movies and George came home dressed as Santa or Buzz Lightyear or Capt. Peter Quincy Taggart from Galaxy Quest. She warned him that he would really be the Last Man Standing if he didn't grow up and be himself...

Etymology: Tim (first name of actor Tim Allen) & Imitate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

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Imparisonator

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: imparisənātər

Sentence: Betty lives her life as an imparisonator. She thinks she looks (and acts) just like Paris Hilton. The fact that she is 5ft-3 and 200 pounds make the parody hard to believe. The fact that she has little talent, has spent time in jail and can't sing very well does makes it easier. Her friends are concerned for the safety of pet Labrador when she dresses it up and tries to carry it around in her purse.

Etymology: impersonator (pretend to be (another person) as entertainment or in order to deceive someone) + Paris (Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, celebutante, heiress, model, media personality, singer and actress.)

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Emutwolate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/yu/tu/late

Sentence: Bob changed his name to Bono and now talks with an Irish accent as he desperately tries to emutwolate his favoutite rock star. He's even started wearing those clunky spongy shoes to make himself look taller.

Etymology: emulate + U2

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Zimmpersonate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: zim purr sun ayt

Sentence: His Zimmpersonation was convincing for the most part, unless he had sinusitis or beans

Etymology: Zimmerman, impersonate

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COMMENTS:

another Dylan reference - you get a vote from me - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:19:00

mrskellyscl brilliant! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-06: 18:56:00

Zimmortal word! - Nosila, 2009-05-06: 23:23:00

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Micarious

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: mike airy us

Sentence: "When the Jester sang for the King and Queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean" he was probably not being micarious, but my attempts to channel Don certainly are. Alas, they're almost bad enough to deserve an (American) Pie in my face...

Etymology: Mic(rophone): used to amplify the voices of performers, both good and bad. Vicarious: To take the place of or imitate another, to feel what's it's like to be them.

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COMMENTS:

Dressing up for the part made him microbial as well? - Mustang, 2009-05-06: 06:33:00

:-) I just love all the Dylan references in American Pie ... - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 23:08:00

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Transglamorphrenia

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Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: trans-glam-ur-frehn-ee-uh

Sentence: His transglamorphrenia made him think he was deceiving others into believing he was Diana Ross. He pulled it off fairly well considering he weighed three hundred pounds and lived in a homeless shelter for men.

Etymology: trans (change, transfer, as in transvestite) + glamor (an air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement) + phrenia (mental disorder, as in schizophrenia)

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funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

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Geltmaniac

Created by: merfinity

Pronunciation: Gelt me niac

Sentence: If Oscar Wilde were to be alive today, this is how he would have used the word probably... "Geltmaniacs are a delight to come across, they bring along everything worthy of imitation without having the whims and fancies of a star"

Etymology: Gelt- (Geltung German ) the desire to be important, famous etc. maniac (maniakos Greek, maniacus Latin) a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something

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Personalistality

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: purr-son-ay-list-al-ity

Sentence: Chad started to develop a personalistality based on his mancrush Brad Pitt. Of course he looked nothing like him. He also asked his girlfriend if they could adopt 3 children.

Etymology: personality + a-list (the beautiful people, elite, high society)

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Imperformerate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: im per FORM er ate

Sentence: Bob first began imperformerating while showering; but then his imperformances became less private - like when he did the dishes. The imperformances had many imperfections and embarrassed his family. Nevertheless, Bob loyally took on more and more of his favourite star’s qualities.

Etymology: From impersonate and performer.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann, ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-06: 08:50:00
Great definition. I think everyone's really enjoyed their muses on one of the great poets of my generation.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-06: 20:12:00
Thank you mrskellyscl. I think everyone has lot's to say about this, because everyone does it... hopefully when no one else is listening ~James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-18: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James