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'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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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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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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Copycatalyst

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: caw/pee/cat/a/list

Sentence: Steve was a confirmed copycatalyst, constantly hogging the scanner

Etymology: copy cat + catalyst

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COMMENTS:

petaj copycataclysmic word - petaj, 2007-05-08: 05:21:00

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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

Pronunciation:

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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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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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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Philanthroplicate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fɪlənˈθɹɑpləˌkeɪt/

Sentence: The bootlegger justified selling his camrecorded copy of _Spider-man 3_ by convincing himself that he was just philanthroplicating.

Etymology: From philantropy + duplicate

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COMMENTS:

It's a long word, but I just love the sound of it. Try saying out-loud before not voting for it...now isn't that fun! - ErWenn, 2007-05-07: 13:46:00

I agree. Perfect for the defintion! - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:43:00

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Mimeoexstatic

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: mim-eo-exstatic

Sentence: She loved those tiny purple flowers so much, that she went all mimeoexstatic on them and 10 minutes later they were in every yard on her street.

Etymology: mimeograph + exstatic

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Cloningenuous

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: klone-in-gen-u-ous

Sentence: It never occured to Matt that his recycled opinions weren't original. Even if he could acknowledge this fact, he was such a cloningenuous that he'd assume the person he'd knicked his ideas from would be flattered.

Etymology: cloning (identical copying or imitation) + ingenuous (naive, innocent)

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Emupulse

Created by: mana1066

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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