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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es teem yu late

Sentence: A lot of money and prestige was riding on it. How many other young comedians had gotten the chance to star on not just one hit series, but three at a time? How did he get his scripts memorized, rehearse and do all those press appearances for the media? People often wondered, until they met his large family, especially his twin brother, Larry. Larry had invented the Esteemulate Machine. Yes, you guessed it, he had esteemulated several copies of his famous brother, Drew Carey, so that he could star simultaneously on several hit shows. There was his own show, "The Drew Carey Show";his "Whose Line is it Anyway" show and now he was replacing Bob Barker on "The Price is Right". Not to mentioned all his appearances on "The Tonight Show"; "Last Comic Standing"; "Conan O'Brien";"Craig Ferguson" and "Oprah";"Ellen DeGeneres" and of course, "What Not To Wear"(...okay, he hadn't really been on that show, but he should have) Yes, Larry was so proud of his brother, he became a real Drew-Id!

Etymology: esteem(an attitude of admiration or esteem; a feeling of delighted approval and liking;regard highly; think much of) & take your pick: simulate;imitate;replicate;duplicate;emulate;recreate (all meaning to copy or reproduce)


metrohumanx ESTEEMULATE by Nosila gets a very high ranking in my book. As usual, we get a LOT of bang for our BUCK.....Thanks. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:50:00

All those big bucks!! Impressive...that's a lot of esteemed clams. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:03:00

Clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:33:00


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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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Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation: Ah-door-oh-pee

Sentence: Frank was so completely entranced by Melanie's good looks that he created fifteen thousand full sized, cardboard cut-outs of her picture and placed them all around his office.

Etymology: Adore, copy

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Created by: theCountess


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



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

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


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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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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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Created by: mana1066




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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"


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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loo nuks

Sentence: He used loonux to develop his huge network of loonies.

Etymology: loon linux

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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: share-the-self

Sentence: Robert felt compelled to sharetheself and would copy and pass out all manner of things that interested him to his friends and colleagues.

Etymology: "share the wealth" + self

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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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