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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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Splenditto

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /splen-DIT-oh/

Sentence: Whenever Ryan stumbled onto something he thought was new and hip, he'd try to get his friends and people around him to splenditto him. He liked to think of himself as a trendsetter, but usually those people would ignore his suggestions, or pretend to be interested just to humor him.

Etymology: Splendid - excellent, fine, or very good (from L. splendidus "magnificent, brilliant") & Ditto - to duplicate or repeat an action or statement (from Italian, detto, pp. of dire "to say")

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metrohumanx I like SPLENDITTO, Tigger! It's a lot of fun to pronounce. It implies adulation with just a smattering of sarcasm. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:41:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:33:00

Great! A word I can use myself....mega-splendittoes.....oops, I did it, didn't I? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 18:59:00

Splenditto, faditto, elfadoraditto, ditto-ditto - I like it; great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:25:00

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Disiterate

Created by: randaldroher

Pronunciation: Dis-it-er-ate

Sentence: We quickly disiterated the printers, and in days everyone had one.

Etymology: Dis (away, as in disseminate) + Iteration (repetition of a process)

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Duplicious

ratbastid

Created by: ratbastid

Pronunciation: doo-PLI-shus

Sentence: The latest track by MC Master Juicy Fresh is so duplicious, I had to squeep it out to everyone on my buddy list. (See also: squeep)

Etymology: duplicate + delicious

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petaj Did you bookmark twice it on dup.lic.io.us? - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:17:00

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Shanger

Created by: mikebezner

Pronunciation: shayn-gur

Sentence: Clearly Jason had no choice but to shanger the XT560 for everyone he knew after realizing how much it had changed his life.

Etymology: Share, Shangri-La

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Cloningenuous

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: klone-in-gen-u-ous

Sentence: It never occured to Matt that his recycled opinions weren't original. Even if he could acknowledge this fact, he was such a cloningenuous that he'd assume the person he'd knicked his ideas from would be flattered.

Etymology: cloning (identical copying or imitation) + ingenuous (naive, innocent)

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Mirrorvelous

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: meer - or - vel - us

Sentence: The copy of a copy was so mirrorvelous that Hal kept making them; much to the annoyance of everyone else. If I get another one for Christmas this year, I will now own 13 of them.

Etymology: mirror, marvelous

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marvy word - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:22:00

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Copyousness

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: copy/us/ness

Sentence: Sam was a legend for his copyousness proclivity. He built a fortress around his cubicle with his favourite photocopies.

Etymology: copiousness(ample) + copy + us

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Welcome back, Jabberwocky! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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Kipcrat

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation: kip crat

Sentence: Everyday I kipcrat five songs and send them to un-enlightened heathens.

Etymology: Rudyard Kipling "Take Up White Man's Burden" + crat: advocate or partisan of

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Xerocks

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zee rox

Sentence: Walter was so excited by his latest science project. He was able to xerocks himself exactly. This way he figured he could actually be in two places at once. Yes, his new reproductive machine would xerocks his world and make him filthy rich! Too bad, Walter, that you did 2 things wrong: a) there is no way to distiguish you from your creation and b) if you were going to make another human, perhaps a handsome one would have been the smart thing to do!

Etymology: Xerox (to duplicate, reproduce) & Rocks (to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion)

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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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