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Vanderzygobian

Created by: melonhead

Pronunciation: Vahn-Der-Zy-GOH-Be-in

Sentence: Her snooty attitude makes her too much of a vanderzygobian

Etymology:

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Philanthroplicate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fɪlənˈθɹɑpləˌkeɪt/

Sentence: The bootlegger justified selling his camrecorded copy of _Spider-man 3_ by convincing himself that he was just philanthroplicating.

Etymology: From philantropy + duplicate

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COMMENTS:

It's a long word, but I just love the sound of it. Try saying out-loud before not voting for it...now isn't that fun! - ErWenn, 2007-05-07: 13:46:00

I agree. Perfect for the defintion! - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:43:00

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Allyourbasitis

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: all your base are belong to us - ha ha ha!

Sentence: That "god kills a kitten" picture has showed up in my inbox about 25 times - looks like some folks have got a serious case of allyourbasitis.

Etymology: all your base! all your base! all your base are belong to us!

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COMMENTS:

This might be the funniest word I've ever seen on verbotomy. Good job! - iwasatripwire, 2007-05-07: 17:41:00

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Freepimp

Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: free pimp

Sentence: Josh freepimped his car, his girlfriend, and the videogame he created, so he ended up bankrupt and living on skid row.

Etymology: free-at no monetary cost; pimp-charging a fee for use. Thus giving away which usually needs to be bought.

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Openofficeworker

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōpənôfiswərkər

Sentence: With the release of OpenOfficeWorker version 2.3 MozillaCorp was finally able to create a truly happy workforce. No more concerns about individuality. No treating workers differently because they brought different talents and experiences to the job. No more concerns about workers trying to personalize their cubicles. They*re all the same and they seem to prefer it that way. The company did have to consider how to house the workers. Too many together and they would flashmob the local grocery or bottleneck arrival at work. They found they could sell off most of their parking lot property by opting for the eco-mod and allowing the workers to ride to work on their Unixcycles.

Etymology: Open office (open-source software that mimics MS Office) + office worker (person who*s employment primarily involves working within the confines of an office)

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Chainlitter

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Edna was known for chainlittering, with her indiscriminate bulk forwarding of all trivial emails.

Etymology:

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nice - galwaywegian, 2009-11-23: 17:55:00

good one - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:13:00

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Esteemulate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es teem yu late

Sentence: A lot of money and prestige was riding on it. How many other young comedians had gotten the chance to star on not just one hit series, but three at a time? How did he get his scripts memorized, rehearse and do all those press appearances for the media? People often wondered, until they met his large family, especially his twin brother, Larry. Larry had invented the Esteemulate Machine. Yes, you guessed it, he had esteemulated several copies of his famous brother, Drew Carey, so that he could star simultaneously on several hit shows. There was his own show, "The Drew Carey Show";his "Whose Line is it Anyway" show and now he was replacing Bob Barker on "The Price is Right". Not to mentioned all his appearances on "The Tonight Show"; "Last Comic Standing"; "Conan O'Brien";"Craig Ferguson" and "Oprah";"Ellen DeGeneres" and of course, "What Not To Wear"(...okay, he hadn't really been on that show, but he should have) Yes, Larry was so proud of his brother, he became a real Drew-Id!

Etymology: esteem(an attitude of admiration or esteem; a feeling of delighted approval and liking;regard highly; think much of) & take your pick: simulate;imitate;replicate;duplicate;emulate;recreate (all meaning to copy or reproduce)

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metrohumanx ESTEEMULATE by Nosila gets a very high ranking in my book. As usual, we get a LOT of bang for our BUCK.....Thanks. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:50:00

All those big bucks!! Impressive...that's a lot of esteemed clams. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:03:00

Clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:33:00

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Coppreciate

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: cop-pre-she-ate

Sentence: That song was so awesome I coppreciated it to everyone I know.

Etymology: copy + appreciate

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Cloneforall

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: clone-for-all

Sentence: The four horsemen donned their identical outfits featuring feathered hats and sharp swords before jumping onto their identical horses. "Cloneforall and all for clone" they shouted their motto in recognition that their costume was so de rigeur that everyone should be provisioned just so. Kicking their horses' flanks they rode into town to distribute a similar ensemble to each of the good burghers.

Etymology: motto of the three musketeers + clone

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Great sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 12:06:00

I just keep imagining the cone(clone) heads from Saturday Night Live - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-07: 12:56:00

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Repligate

Created by: autophile

Pronunciation: rep-li-gate

Sentence: This app is hot, I repligated it on my share!

Etymology: Portmanteau of replicate (to copy) + propagate (to spread)

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Alternative spelling: replagate - autophile, 2007-05-07: 19:39:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 02:33:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short stories "Printcrime" and "I-Robot" which are both appear in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

inkvision inkvision - 2007-05-07: 20:58:00
I absolutely LOVE the illustration on the homepage... gorgeous. Who did it?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 21:40:00
Hi inkvision, Thanks for positive review on the drawing. Glad you like it! It was created by me (James Gang), or one of my clones, I'm not sure which. But really, it was nothing, we just copied Cory. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-23: 00:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James

'Hey, you're copying me!'

DEFINITION: v. To copy and share an idea, thing, or person because you think that it's so wonderful that everyone should have one. n. An open source clone.

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