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Repligrating

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: REP lih grate ing

Sentence: The mass e-mails in my mailbox each day are really repligrating on my nerves. Some of them say, "Hello, Friend" or "Here's good luck to pass on," and demand that I cut-and-paste portions and send them to 20 friends. I must have seen some of the same ones 10 or 15 times already. Judging from the number of times I get them and DON'T forward them on, I guess I will soon suffer grave misfortune AND have no friends.

Etymology: replicate + grating (annoying, irritating)

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Sharetheself

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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Admireplicate

Created by: airlie

Pronunciation: AD-muh-rep-li-cate

Sentence: Bewildered, Adam stared at Steve, shocked at how much it felt like he was looking in a mirror. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Steve's desire to admireplicate Adam bewildered the man. After all, he didn't think he was THAT great... Things reached a crux when Steve produced dozens more images of Adam, with his trademark horn-rimmed spectacles, Army Brat haircut and weak jawline. Clearly, Steve was obsessed... was this verging upon a creepiphany? Had Steve enschweined him? Adam decided to broach the topic... "Hey, you're copying me!" he remarked, casually. Steve replied enthusiastically. "No, I AM a copy of you! And I'm making more, just in case one breaks..." Adam swallowed nervously. So did Steve. "Being John Malkovich" suddenly made a lot more sense to Adam...

Etymology: ADMIRE: to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval + REPLICATE: to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce Also: (n) admireplication, admireplicator, admireplicant

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx ADMIREPLICATE- Nice word, Arlie! Self-explanatory, easy to pronounce with just the right amount of techno dusting to make it authentic. Great sentencing, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:38:00

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Evangecloning

inkvision

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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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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Idolspread

Created by: pifty

Pronunciation: ajdolspred

Sentence: he adores that man so much that he idolspreads his image everywhere.

Etymology: idol + spread

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Plagiarific

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/er/if/ick

Sentence: Teddy was a plagiarific salesman of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List'.

Etymology: plagiarize + terrific

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COMMENTS:

teleolurian rolls off the tongue. - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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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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Lubbit

Created by: imagica

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

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Giftliferation

Created by: katytee

Pronunciation: trips off the tongue

Sentence: in an act of unsolicited giftliferation,simon distributed handwritten copies of 'who moved my cheese' to his colleagues. Everyone hated Simon.

Etymology: (Proliferation + Gift)

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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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