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Linyucks

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lie nnn yuks

Sentence: The twins were a pair of complete linyucks sharing programmes like mosquitos share germs

Etymology: linux, nyucks

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Psychiclone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sy kik klone

Sentence: Roger had gotten his grant to further study the likelihood of mass-cloning an individual. It had taken lots of persuasion and hard work on his part to convince the powers that be that this could be a worthwhile pursuit. He had sold them with ideas like, "Imagine being able to psychiclone the Queen or The President or any other famous leader so that governments remained stable and economies did not suffer through misfortunate events". They had bought it and now only he knew how to achieve this miracle. He got busy and psychicloned one hundred new clones. The only trouble was that the one he psychicloned was himself and then he immediately disappeared, so that the authorities never knew which one to arrest...Bring on the clones!

Etymology: Psychic (pertaining to forces or mental processes outside the possibilities defined by natural or scientific laws;affecting or influenced by the human mind) & Psyche (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason) & Clone (an unauthorized copy or imitation;make multiple identical copies of) & Sounds like Cyclone (a violent rotating windstorm)

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Copyousness

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: copy/us/ness

Sentence: Sam was a legend for his copyousness proclivity. He built a fortress around his cubicle with his favourite photocopies.

Etymology: copiousness(ample) + copy + us

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Welcome back, Jabberwocky! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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Imitake

Created by: fredini

Pronunciation: Im-i-take

Sentence: He is so imitaking your style!

Etymology: imitate +take

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Translidentize

Created by: AlternativeUlster

Pronunciation: trans-LEYE-dent-eyes

Sentence:

Etymology: translate+identity

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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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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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Reusination

Created by: 1badmf

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology:

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Xerocks

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: zee/rocks

Sentence: Susan was so pleased with the family photograph she had taken, she just had to xerocks it 158 times and send it as a Christmas card to everyone she knew!

Etymology: xerox (to photocopy) + rocks (slang for excellent)

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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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Ripoffligate

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RIPOFF-LIH-GATE

Sentence: The despicable Professor Mindell purloined my original nutty ideas and shamelessly touted them as his own in a sickening display of the worst kind of RIPOFFLIGATE behavior ever seen in the halls of macadamia.

Etymology: RIPOFF+profLIGATE; RIPOFF-Late 20th century term meaning to steal PROFLIGATE-1. Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute. 2. Recklessly wasteful

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metrohumanx A true story from Bogus Community College... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 07:14:00

Funny - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:55:00

metrohumanx That's ONE DISTURBING buzz-cut in the illustration. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:58:00

shades of Watergate - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:31:00

Professor Mindel is clearly just another macadamia nut. Great word....sounds so Washington DCish. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:01:00

The nutty professor strikes again:good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:27:00

Ripoffligate - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:18:00

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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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