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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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Cloncausawe

Created by: grahaff

Pronunciation: klone cuz awe

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Etymology: clon (clone) caus (because) awe (awesome)

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Profforgery

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: prah-for-jer-ee

Sentence: The evil Doctor Clone determined that Ann Colton would be the subject of his next profforgery. In his dementia, he was certain that what the world needed was more boney women in sleazy attire ranting about "the godless".

Etymology: proffer, forgery

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COMMENTS:

petaj When is the movie coming out? I bet there'll be heaps of pirate versions available for this thriller. - petaj, 2007-05-07: 06:19:00

I started working on a script, but I got writer's block after "Once upon a time." - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 09:08:00

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Ubiquitate

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: yoo-BIK-wi-teyt

Sentence: Colin endeavored to ubiquitate his sister's comeback, fearing that it might slip into obscurity.

Etymology: Portmanteau: ubiquitous + imitate

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Cheerox

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: CHEER-ahks

Sentence: Alex vigorously cheeroxed his invention of the self-buttering waffle, but it never caught on.

Etymology: cheer + Xerox

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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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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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Reusination

Created by: 1badmf

Pronunciation:

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

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Porkbomb

Created by: 0xdeadbeef

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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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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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Digivalry

teleolurian

Created by: teleolurian

Pronunciation: didj-IV-ul-ree

Sentence: Out of digivalry, I just sent you a link to my mp3 server.

Etymology: digital + chivalry

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COMMENTS:

It's nice to see such kindness (and clever words) in this day and age. - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:50:00

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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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