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Shadowist

Created by: petersn1

Pronunciation: sha-doe-est

Sentence: I'm not a shadowist, I just thought of it right after you did.

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Lambatomy

Created by: darwindot

Pronunciation: lamb-bah-toe-me

Sentence: “As I slid from under the 17th century bureau, an empty tequila bottle to show, all in attendance seemed quite lovely, my Lambatomy had arrived.”

Etymology: Lambada + lobotomy; Having to dull your brain to enjoy getting close to people.

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Ucopia

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: yoo - KOH - pee - uh

Sentence: My computer got busted today. Apparently, a friendly netizen named named Outsmarted B. Phonograph appeared in my e-mail's inbox and he thought that "NotAVirus.Exe" was ucopia. I downloaded the attachment and double-clicked on it. BAM! I knew it was chronosynclastic infundibulum when the ucopia turned out to be something else.

Etymology: utopia (an ideal state or place; usually used to pertain to something which is really nice and wonderful) + copy (to replicate)

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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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Allyourbasitis

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: all your base are belong to us - ha ha ha!

Sentence: That "god kills a kitten" picture has showed up in my inbox about 25 times - looks like some folks have got a serious case of allyourbasitis.

Etymology: all your base! all your base! all your base are belong to us!

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COMMENTS:

This might be the funniest word I've ever seen on verbotomy. Good job! - iwasatripwire, 2007-05-07: 17:41:00

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Repulate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP - yew - layt

Sentence: To the consternation of so many of his friends and acquaintances, Elbert would never fail to repulate and even try to improve on their ideas and practices and would share them over and over with others as if they were his own ideas and creations.

Etymology: Blend of replicate (to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce), and emulate (to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx REPULATE....very nice, Mustang. Etymologically perfect without being too flashy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:48:00

Ace, Mustang! The spelling of your word also suggests that the [good] Repu[tation] of the idea being copied may be involved as well. Simple and concise. - Tigger, 2008-07-07: 15:02:00

Repulate...sounds like something snakes do... - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:35:00

Afterwards they repewdiate? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 22:28:00

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Supersimulate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Soo-per-sim-yu-layt

Sentence: Mary was so annoying, she would supersimulate everything that Jean did. If Jean bought some new shoes, then Mary would go and buy an identical pair for herself a few days later. Her husband told her she should be pleased as Mary obviously held her in great esteem, but the last straw came when she told Mary she was pregnant and guess what, a few months later Mary was pregnant too. I suppose Jean should have been grateful that she had a husband of her own and didnt need to borrow hers!

Etymology: Super (excellent) + Simulate (Imitate or reproduce the appearance, character, or conditions of) ORIIN Latin simulare 'copy represent' = Supersimulate

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SUPERSIMULATE is concise and has great academic overtones. Nice one, TJayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:43:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-08: 11:58:00

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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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Splenditto

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /splen-DIT-oh/

Sentence: Whenever Ryan stumbled onto something he thought was new and hip, he'd try to get his friends and people around him to splenditto him. He liked to think of himself as a trendsetter, but usually those people would ignore his suggestions, or pretend to be interested just to humor him.

Etymology: Splendid - excellent, fine, or very good (from L. splendidus "magnificent, brilliant") & Ditto - to duplicate or repeat an action or statement (from Italian, detto, pp. of dire "to say")

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metrohumanx I like SPLENDITTO, Tigger! It's a lot of fun to pronounce. It implies adulation with just a smattering of sarcasm. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:41:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:33:00

Great! A word I can use myself....mega-splendittoes.....oops, I did it, didn't I? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 18:59:00

Splenditto, faditto, elfadoraditto, ditto-ditto - I like it; great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:25:00

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Herox

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: he-rocks

Sentence: Jason gave everyone herox duplicates of his trademark Cuban shirt for Christmas because he believed in the classic style. Grandma wasn't so sure...

Etymology: he + rocks = play on word Xerox - a genericized trademark

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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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