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Evangecloning

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Created by: inkvision

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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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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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Distribute

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: distribute

Sentence: Sometimes ghetto white trash wanna bes distribute the rapper Eminem. The rest of us just barf a little inside.

Etymology: ok i'm sorry but it really is perfect! from distribute + tribute

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COMMENTS:

petaj Disstribute -- This would have been a good antonym. When you copy something because it is so BAD you have to show everyone. - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:24:00

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Lubbit

Created by: imagica

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The woman's new purse was definitly a lubbit, must-have!

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Replipeat

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP-leh-peet

Sentence: Using his latest copying software on his computer Newton felt no guilt whatsoever when he'd take the ideas and theories of others and replipeat them as if they were his own.

Etymology: Blend of words "Replicate" (to duplicate, or reproduce) and "Repeat" (to do, make, or perform again)

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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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Oureka

Created by: verysimplegame

Pronunciation: Ow-ree-ka

Sentence: Overflowing with the joy of the moment, I ourekaed the email again and again, pausing only occasionally to babble incoherently.

Etymology: Our + Eureka

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Repligate

Created by: autophile

Pronunciation: rep-li-gate

Sentence: This app is hot, I repligated it on my share!

Etymology: Portmanteau of replicate (to copy) + propagate (to spread)

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COMMENTS:

Alternative spelling: replagate - autophile, 2007-05-07: 19:39:00

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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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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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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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