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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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Vanderzygobian

Created by: melonhead

Pronunciation: Vahn-Der-Zy-GOH-Be-in

Sentence: Her snooty attitude makes her too much of a vanderzygobian

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Redundafied

Created by: br0wn

Pronunciation: rĭ-dŭn'dă-fīd

Sentence: Once you upload your kitten photo it'll be copied, pasted and redundafied to death.

Etymology: redundant, -fied

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Corpy

Created by: muddy

Pronunciation:

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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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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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Chainlitter

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation:

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

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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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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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Appropirate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ap-pro-pirate

Sentence: Fred would appropirate anything he found on the internet to use and share with his social network friends. He would download and copy apps, music, documents, photos and even books. Unfortunately, he ran into real trouble when he shared an app he had pirated with the person who created it.

Etymology: app:software applications used on mobile electronics such as iphones or tablets; appropriate: to take or obtain; pirate: one who steals and plunders - to copy and distribute software without permission

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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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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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