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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Originality be damned; this verboticism is far too good not to commenditto and sprinkle into your conversations throughout the day!

Etymology: commend + ditto

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Replipeat

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP-leh-peet

Sentence: Using his latest copying software on his computer Newton felt no guilt whatsoever when he'd take the ideas and theories of others and replipeat them as if they were his own.

Etymology: Blend of words "Replicate" (to duplicate, or reproduce) and "Repeat" (to do, make, or perform again)

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Appropirate

mrskellyscl

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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Shanger

Created by: mikebezner

Pronunciation: shayn-gur

Sentence: Clearly Jason had no choice but to shanger the XT560 for everyone he knew after realizing how much it had changed his life.

Etymology: Share, Shangri-La

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Perfeocast

Created by: brucee10

Pronunciation: Pur-fee-o-cast

Sentence: That song is so tight I had to perfeocast it out to my peeps on Myspace.

Etymology: Perfect + Mimeograph + broadcast

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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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Esteemulate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es teem yu late

Sentence: A lot of money and prestige was riding on it. How many other young comedians had gotten the chance to star on not just one hit series, but three at a time? How did he get his scripts memorized, rehearse and do all those press appearances for the media? People often wondered, until they met his large family, especially his twin brother, Larry. Larry had invented the Esteemulate Machine. Yes, you guessed it, he had esteemulated several copies of his famous brother, Drew Carey, so that he could star simultaneously on several hit shows. There was his own show, "The Drew Carey Show";his "Whose Line is it Anyway" show and now he was replacing Bob Barker on "The Price is Right". Not to mentioned all his appearances on "The Tonight Show"; "Last Comic Standing"; "Conan O'Brien";"Craig Ferguson" and "Oprah";"Ellen DeGeneres" and of course, "What Not To Wear"(...okay, he hadn't really been on that show, but he should have) Yes, Larry was so proud of his brother, he became a real Drew-Id!

Etymology: esteem(an attitude of admiration or esteem; a feeling of delighted approval and liking;regard highly; think much of) & take your pick: simulate;imitate;replicate;duplicate;emulate;recreate (all meaning to copy or reproduce)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx ESTEEMULATE by Nosila gets a very high ranking in my book. As usual, we get a LOT of bang for our BUCK.....Thanks. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:50:00

All those big bucks!! Impressive...that's a lot of esteemed clams. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:03:00

Clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:33:00

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Gnuplicate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: g-nooo-plee-kate

Sentence: Alvin was so egotistical that he decided to GNUplicate his genetic material and distribute himself freely to anyone who wanted to have him; however, once the open source developers got through with him he wasn't anything like himself. Everyone agreed, though, that they liked him better than himself, including his mother, who downloaded him to see if she could make some improvements on the original.

Etymology: GNU (pronounced g-noo as one syllable with no vowel sound) is General Public License software that is "free" in the sense that the licensee can run, copy, distribute, change and improve the software. Developers from the Free Software Foundation depend on public interaction, improvement and support to continue their work and because of it, many software programs that were once financially out of the reach of certain entities such as schools can now use sophisticated software tools for teaching + duplicate: identically copied from an original

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COMMENTS:

cute - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:24:00

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Propulate

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: Propagate

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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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