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Memepose

Created by: cohenarie

Pronunciation: meem POZ

Sentence: Creating a MySpace page for a friend, even if you're frustrated that they haven't made their own, is a memeposition.

Etymology: Meme + Impose

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Chainlitter

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation:

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

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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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Translidentize

Created by: AlternativeUlster

Pronunciation: trans-LEYE-dent-eyes

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Etymology: translate+identity

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Propulate

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A good song, given file sharing capabilities, will quickly propulate until everyone has a copy

Etymology: Propagate

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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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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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Whydidnitinkadat

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: wh eye did neye tinka dat

Sentence: he sent another whydidnitinkadat to all his friends, hoping they wouldn't break in the post and irradiate the postman.

Etymology: why didn't i think of that

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Profforgery

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: prah-for-jer-ee

Sentence: The evil Doctor Clone determined that Ann Colton would be the subject of his next profforgery. In his dementia, he was certain that what the world needed was more boney women in sleazy attire ranting about "the godless".

Etymology: proffer, forgery

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COMMENTS:

petaj When is the movie coming out? I bet there'll be heaps of pirate versions available for this thriller. - petaj, 2007-05-07: 06:19:00

I started working on a script, but I got writer's block after "Once upon a time." - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 09:08:00

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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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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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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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