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Created by: Pasicheio


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

Etymology: Propagate

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Created by: petersn1

Pronunciation: sha-doe-est

Sentence: I'm not a shadowist, I just thought of it right after you did.


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Created by: Peepeedance

Pronunciation: pray-gore-ee-uhn

Sentence: The CIA denies involvement in assassinating Mister Wiggles, but the circumstances surrounding his death were rather praegorian.

Etymology: Praetorian + gory


Hehe, whoops, does not correspond to the definition...Pretty nifty anyway, eh? - Peepeedance, 2007-05-07: 21:28:00


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Created by: jonathanbruder

Pronunciation: /mēmkrēm/

Sentence: That cat was ugly. But she thought it was perfect, and proceeded to meemcream it all over the county.

Etymology: meme (a cultural item transmitted by repetition) + cream (to froth; foam)


i enjoy the slightly lurid overtones - benjamin, 2007-05-07: 20:27:00

jonathanbruder nothing slightly about it :) - jonathanbruder, 2007-05-07: 20:28:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ap-pro-pirate

Sentence: Fred would appropirate anything he found on the internet to use and share with his social network friends. He would download and copy apps, music, documents, photos and even books. Unfortunately, he ran into real trouble when he shared an app he had pirated with the person who created it.

Etymology: app:software applications used on mobile electronics such as iphones or tablets; appropriate: to take or obtain; pirate: one who steals and plunders - to copy and distribute software without permission

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Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: free pimp

Sentence: Josh freepimped his car, his girlfriend, and the videogame he created, so he ended up bankrupt and living on skid row.

Etymology: free-at no monetary cost; pimp-charging a fee for use. Thus giving away which usually needs to be bought.

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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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Created by: AlternativeUlster

Pronunciation: trans-LEYE-dent-eyes


Etymology: translate+identity

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Created by: benjamin

Pronunciation: re-peet-a-lize

Sentence: He fancied himself a sort of content preacher; reverend John104, repeatalized the HD-DVD key to every message board, blog, and fourm denizen he could fine.

Etymology: repeat, evangelize

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: snap/or/shun

Sentence: He made several hundred copies of his favourite photo so he could snapportion them to all his friends.

Etymology: snap + apportion

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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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