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Giftliferation

Created by: katytee

Pronunciation: trips off the tongue

Sentence: in an act of unsolicited giftliferation,simon distributed handwritten copies of 'who moved my cheese' to his colleagues. Everyone hated Simon.

Etymology: (Proliferation + Gift)

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Admireplicate

Created by: airlie

Pronunciation: AD-muh-rep-li-cate

Sentence: Bewildered, Adam stared at Steve, shocked at how much it felt like he was looking in a mirror. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Steve's desire to admireplicate Adam bewildered the man. After all, he didn't think he was THAT great... Things reached a crux when Steve produced dozens more images of Adam, with his trademark horn-rimmed spectacles, Army Brat haircut and weak jawline. Clearly, Steve was obsessed... was this verging upon a creepiphany? Had Steve enschweined him? Adam decided to broach the topic... "Hey, you're copying me!" he remarked, casually. Steve replied enthusiastically. "No, I AM a copy of you! And I'm making more, just in case one breaks..." Adam swallowed nervously. So did Steve. "Being John Malkovich" suddenly made a lot more sense to Adam...

Etymology: ADMIRE: to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval + REPLICATE: to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce Also: (n) admireplication, admireplicator, admireplicant

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metrohumanx ADMIREPLICATE- Nice word, Arlie! Self-explanatory, easy to pronounce with just the right amount of techno dusting to make it authentic. Great sentencing, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:38:00

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Herox

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: he-rocks

Sentence: Jason gave everyone herox duplicates of his trademark Cuban shirt for Christmas because he believed in the classic style. Grandma wasn't so sure...

Etymology: he + rocks = play on word Xerox - a genericized trademark

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Copytat

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: käpētat

Sentence: Wendell loves his music. With his copytats he thinks he looks just like his favorite artist. His friends haven’t been fooled yet. To even come close he would have to drop about 50 pounds, reverse the aging process by 30 years and alter his race.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another\'s behavior, dress, or ideas) + tattoo (mark a person or a part of the body with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin)

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Ubiquitate

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: yoo-BIK-wi-teyt

Sentence: Colin endeavored to ubiquitate his sister's comeback, fearing that it might slip into obscurity.

Etymology: Portmanteau: ubiquitous + imitate

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Psychiclone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sy kik klone

Sentence: Roger had gotten his grant to further study the likelihood of mass-cloning an individual. It had taken lots of persuasion and hard work on his part to convince the powers that be that this could be a worthwhile pursuit. He had sold them with ideas like, "Imagine being able to psychiclone the Queen or The President or any other famous leader so that governments remained stable and economies did not suffer through misfortunate events". They had bought it and now only he knew how to achieve this miracle. He got busy and psychicloned one hundred new clones. The only trouble was that the one he psychicloned was himself and then he immediately disappeared, so that the authorities never knew which one to arrest...Bring on the clones!

Etymology: Psychic (pertaining to forces or mental processes outside the possibilities defined by natural or scientific laws;affecting or influenced by the human mind) & Psyche (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason) & Clone (an unauthorized copy or imitation;make multiple identical copies of) & Sounds like Cyclone (a violent rotating windstorm)

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Gnuplicate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: g-nooo-plee-kate

Sentence: Alvin was so egotistical that he decided to GNUplicate his genetic material and distribute himself freely to anyone who wanted to have him; however, once the open source developers got through with him he wasn't anything like himself. Everyone agreed, though, that they liked him better than himself, including his mother, who downloaded him to see if she could make some improvements on the original.

Etymology: GNU (pronounced g-noo as one syllable with no vowel sound) is General Public License software that is "free" in the sense that the licensee can run, copy, distribute, change and improve the software. Developers from the Free Software Foundation depend on public interaction, improvement and support to continue their work and because of it, many software programs that were once financially out of the reach of certain entities such as schools can now use sophisticated software tools for teaching + duplicate: identically copied from an original

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cute - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:24:00

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Mimeoexstatic

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: mim-eo-exstatic

Sentence: She loved those tiny purple flowers so much, that she went all mimeoexstatic on them and 10 minutes later they were in every yard on her street.

Etymology: mimeograph + exstatic

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Snapportion

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: snap/or/shun

Sentence: He made several hundred copies of his favourite photo so he could snapportion them to all his friends.

Etymology: snap + apportion

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Mimeopath

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: mim-ee-oh-path

Sentence: Jill did a mimeopath of herself in her prom dress, handing it out to everyone she knew and didn't know.

Etymology: mimeograph, psychopath

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teleolurian mellifluous - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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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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