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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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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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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Originality be damned; this verboticism is far too good not to commenditto and sprinkle into your conversations throughout the day!

Etymology: commend + ditto

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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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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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Ripoffligate

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RIPOFF-LIH-GATE

Sentence: The despicable Professor Mindell purloined my original nutty ideas and shamelessly touted them as his own in a sickening display of the worst kind of RIPOFFLIGATE behavior ever seen in the halls of macadamia.

Etymology: RIPOFF+profLIGATE; RIPOFF-Late 20th century term meaning to steal PROFLIGATE-1. Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute. 2. Recklessly wasteful

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metrohumanx A true story from Bogus Community College... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 07:14:00

Funny - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

metrohumanx That's ONE DISTURBING buzz-cut in the illustration. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:58:00

shades of Watergate - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:31:00

Professor Mindel is clearly just another macadamia nut. Great word....sounds so Washington DCish. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:01:00

The nutty professor strikes again:good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:27:00

Ripoffligate - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:18:00

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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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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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Reknowledgucate

AnnieChandon

Created by: AnnieChandon

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Spamtastic

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: spam-TASS-tik

Sentence: Did you get those 12 emails I forwarded you? Aren't they simply spamtastic?

Etymology: spam, fantastic

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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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