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Eupagate

Created by: mjmlabs

Pronunciation: YOOP-uh-gayt

Sentence: That new song has really been eupagating widely; I sent it to my brother, and he sent it to his girlfriend, and she sent it to her co-worker, and she sent it to her therapist ... and that's ME!

Etymology: Eu- (prefix; "Good; well; true," as well as "A derivative of a specified substance") + propagate (and you should look that one up for yourself if you don't know it, because there are several applicable meanings that I'm not about to type out)

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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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Repligreat

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Rep-luh-grate

Sentence: The rich and somewhat insane old lady had her cat repligreated 3 million times and then frozen, so that when she died they would have a chance to rule the world when they melted... or just create an influx of pets at the pound.

Etymology: Replicate (to make an exact copy) + great (something wonderful)

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Repligrating

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: REP lih grate ing

Sentence: The mass e-mails in my mailbox each day are really repligrating on my nerves. Some of them say, "Hello, Friend" or "Here's good luck to pass on," and demand that I cut-and-paste portions and send them to 20 friends. I must have seen some of the same ones 10 or 15 times already. Judging from the number of times I get them and DON'T forward them on, I guess I will soon suffer grave misfortune AND have no friends.

Etymology: replicate + grating (annoying, irritating)

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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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Overdostrescuatro

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/vur/dohs/trez/quatro

Sentence: Be careful about how much you imitate someone because you might overdostrescuatro

Etymology: overdose (over supply)+ spanish 2 3 4 dos tres cuatro

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COMMENTS:

petaj he he. Sounds like drugged out musicians playing from the same songbook! - petaj, 2007-05-07: 06:21:00

Very creative!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 13:08:00

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Evangecloning

inkvision

Created by: inkvision

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The early evangecloners wrote zines and compiled custom mix cassettes. Now, evangecloning is the habit of flickr pros, bloggers porting rss feed from BoingBoing, MySpace "musicians", YouTube uploaders and hollywood film copiers.

Etymology: Evangelize, cloning

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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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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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Dupligreat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doop li grate

Sentence: When Lenny came up with the U-Clone machine, he thought it would be a dupligreat success. Only problem was that instead of aping the person using it, all the copies came out looking like Lenny...

Etymology: Duplicate (reproduce, replicate, copy) & Great (wonderful,very good)

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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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