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Mainstreamify

Created by: bpc99149

Pronunciation: main/stream/if/eye

Sentence: He was horrified to hear his favorite indie band on the radio, for fear that they were trying to mainstreamify themselves.

Etymology: Verb form of "mainstream."

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Oureka

Created by: verysimplegame

Pronunciation: Ow-ree-ka

Sentence: Overflowing with the joy of the moment, I ourekaed the email again and again, pausing only occasionally to babble incoherently.

Etymology: Our + Eureka

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Imitake

Created by: fredini

Pronunciation: Im-i-take

Sentence: He is so imitaking your style!

Etymology: imitate +take

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Sharetheself

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: share-the-self

Sentence: Robert felt compelled to sharetheself and would copy and pass out all manner of things that interested him to his friends and colleagues.

Etymology: "share the wealth" + self

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Porkbomb

Created by: 0xdeadbeef

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Market-terrorists porkbombed the student protest with free samples of smart drinks and soy snacks, infecting the naive who didn't read the retrovirally-enforced brand loyalty EULAs.

Etymology: from forkbomb - the catastrophic cloning of software processes, and the supposed main ingredient of Spam

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COMMENTS:

Oh noes! It won't let me submit another one! I thought of another one that skirts the definition a little. This one is limited to the sweet old ladies in your life as they discover the internet: gramspam - Deleting "Footprints", "sick kid wants cards", and "scary urban legend" for the n-millionth time, Oswald grimaces at "Otters holding hands", dreading the coming deluge of YouTube inspired gramspam. - 0xdeadbeef, 2007-05-08: 02:43:00

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Duzhypel

whipspeak

Created by: whipspeak

Pronunciation: dohz-hahyp-uhl

Sentence: Peta Paul and his Duzhypels were fired up about their Kinkos volume discount.

Etymology: Disciple: follower; an active adherent + Does: 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of Do + hype: promote or publicize showily

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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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Plagiariffic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/are/if/ick

Sentence: Joe is plagiarific. As a salesman, he uses all of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List' and shares them with his clients to impress them.

Etymology: PLAGIARIFFIC - noun - from PLAGIARIZE (to take and use ideas, or passages from another's work)+ TERRIFIC (extremely good; wonderful)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - airlie, 2008-07-07: 07:00:00

metrohumanx PLAGARIFFIC is good, and it holds closely to the definition.... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

Very apt. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

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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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Copycatalyst

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: caw/pee/cat/a/list

Sentence: Steve was a confirmed copycatalyst, constantly hogging the scanner

Etymology: copy cat + catalyst

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COMMENTS:

petaj copycataclysmic word - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:21:00

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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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