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Openofficeworker

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōpənôfiswərkər

Sentence: With the release of OpenOfficeWorker version 2.3 MozillaCorp was finally able to create a truly happy workforce. No more concerns about individuality. No treating workers differently because they brought different talents and experiences to the job. No more concerns about workers trying to personalize their cubicles. They*re all the same and they seem to prefer it that way. The company did have to consider how to house the workers. Too many together and they would flashmob the local grocery or bottleneck arrival at work. They found they could sell off most of their parking lot property by opting for the eco-mod and allowing the workers to ride to work on their Unixcycles.

Etymology: Open office (open-source software that mimics MS Office) + office worker (person who*s employment primarily involves working within the confines of an office)

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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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Minimeograph

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mini/mee/oh/graf

Sentence: I decided to put the old office equipment to good use and made one million minimeographs to deliver door to door.

Etymology: mimeograph + mini-me (character in Austin Powers movies)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx MINIEOGRAPH is very funny, although i stumbled over it at first. Nice reference to American Pop Culture. Jabberwocky strikes another blow for humor! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:46:00

Creative and funny. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:31:00

Love your word...I may have to dooplicate it myself! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:34:00

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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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Cloneforall

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: clone-for-all

Sentence: The four horsemen donned their identical outfits featuring feathered hats and sharp swords before jumping onto their identical horses. "Cloneforall and all for clone" they shouted their motto in recognition that their costume was so de rigeur that everyone should be provisioned just so. Kicking their horses' flanks they rode into town to distribute a similar ensemble to each of the good burghers.

Etymology: motto of the three musketeers + clone

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COMMENTS:

Great sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 12:06:00

I just keep imagining the cone(clone) heads from Saturday Night Live - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-07: 12:56:00

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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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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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Lubbit

Created by: imagica

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Sentence: The woman's new purse was definitly a lubbit, must-have!

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Disiterate

Created by: randaldroher

Pronunciation: Dis-it-er-ate

Sentence: We quickly disiterated the printers, and in days everyone had one.

Etymology: Dis (away, as in disseminate) + Iteration (repetition of a process)

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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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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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