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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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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - airlie, 2008-07-07: 07:00:00

metrohumanx PLAGARIFFIC is good, and it holds closely to the definition.... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

Very apt. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

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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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Explunge

Created by: dmule5

Pronunciation: Ex-plunge

Sentence: Maria feels the need to explunge her newfound beliefs on everyone she meets.

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Giftliferation

Created by: katytee

Pronunciation: trips off the tongue

Sentence: in an act of unsolicited giftliferation,simon distributed handwritten copies of 'who moved my cheese' to his colleagues. Everyone hated Simon.

Etymology: (Proliferation + Gift)

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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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Gnuplicate

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

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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

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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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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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