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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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Reusination

Created by: 1badmf

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Reusination is quite popular among today's college students. Sharing ideas to benefit others.

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Coppreciate

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: cop-pre-she-ate

Sentence: That song was so awesome I coppreciated it to everyone I know.

Etymology: copy + appreciate

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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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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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Adoropy

Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation: Ah-door-oh-pee

Sentence: Frank was so completely entranced by Melanie's good looks that he created fifteen thousand full sized, cardboard cut-outs of her picture and placed them all around his office.

Etymology: Adore, copy

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Repeatalize

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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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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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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Idolspread

Created by: pifty

Pronunciation: ajdolspred

Sentence: he adores that man so much that he idolspreads his image everywhere.

Etymology: idol + spread

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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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