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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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Lamogrande

Created by: DavidShantz

Pronunciation: Lay-mo-gran-day

Sentence: This guy won't last a week, LamoGrande

Etymology: Lame (surf)+ Oh + Grande (Spanish) Meaning: ineffective and maladroit on a monumental scale

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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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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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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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Chainlitter

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Edna was known for chainlittering, with her indiscriminate bulk forwarding of all trivial emails.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-11-23: 17:55:00

good one - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:13:00

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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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Clonecopia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: klohn-co-PI-a

Sentence: Everything seemed fine when the scientists promised a clonecopia of the world best politicians, until there was a glitch in the program and they ended up with a clowncopia. Oh, perhaps there wasn't a glitch, after all.

Etymology: Clone: a person or thing that duplicates, imitates, or closely resembles another in appearance, function, performance, or style; to produce a copy or imitation of. & COPIA of cornucopia: the property of being extremely abundant; profusion of detail; syn: plenty, profusion, profuseness, richness; an inexhaustible store : abundance; land of milk and honey.

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metrohumanx CLONECOPIA by Ozziebob has a LOT going for it... It's gonna be hard to choose the best words today with such a plethora of gems. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:53:00

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-07-07: 08:57:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:32:00

Even though I suffer from clownophobia, I think your word gives me Chuckles! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:32:00

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Evangecloning

inkvision

Created by: inkvision

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The early evangecloners wrote zines and compiled custom mix cassettes. Now, evangecloning is the habit of flickr pros, bloggers porting rss feed from BoingBoing, MySpace "musicians", YouTube uploaders and hollywood film copiers.

Etymology: Evangelize, cloning

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Narcissentmail

Created by: HubbMU

Pronunciation: nar-siss-sent-mail

Sentence: After slaving over his thesis, Fred engaged in a small degree of narcissentmail by spamming everyone in his address book with a copy.

Etymology: Narcissistic and "sent mail"

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COMMENTS:

Isn't that more like ham than spam? - jedijawa, 2007-05-08: 10:47:00

Good word! - Stevenson0, 2007-05-08: 21:04:00

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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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