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Eupagate

Created by: mjmlabs

Pronunciation: YOOP-uh-gayt

Sentence: That new song has really been eupagating widely; I sent it to my brother, and he sent it to his girlfriend, and she sent it to her co-worker, and she sent it to her therapist ... and that's ME!

Etymology: Eu- (prefix; "Good; well; true," as well as "A derivative of a specified substance") + propagate (and you should look that one up for yourself if you don't know it, because there are several applicable meanings that I'm not about to type out)

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Splenditto

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /splen-DIT-oh/

Sentence: Whenever Ryan stumbled onto something he thought was new and hip, he'd try to get his friends and people around him to splenditto him. He liked to think of himself as a trendsetter, but usually those people would ignore his suggestions, or pretend to be interested just to humor him.

Etymology: Splendid - excellent, fine, or very good (from L. splendidus "magnificent, brilliant") & Ditto - to duplicate or repeat an action or statement (from Italian, detto, pp. of dire "to say")

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I like SPLENDITTO, Tigger! It's a lot of fun to pronounce. It implies adulation with just a smattering of sarcasm. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:41:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:33:00

Great! A word I can use myself....mega-splendittoes.....oops, I did it, didn't I? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 18:59:00

Splenditto, faditto, elfadoraditto, ditto-ditto - I like it; great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:25:00

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Cheerox

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: CHEER-ahks

Sentence: Alex vigorously cheeroxed his invention of the self-buttering waffle, but it never caught on.

Etymology: cheer + Xerox

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Coppreciate

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: cop-pre-she-ate

Sentence: That song was so awesome I coppreciated it to everyone I know.

Etymology: copy + appreciate

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Supersimulate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Soo-per-sim-yu-layt

Sentence: Mary was so annoying, she would supersimulate everything that Jean did. If Jean bought some new shoes, then Mary would go and buy an identical pair for herself a few days later. Her husband told her she should be pleased as Mary obviously held her in great esteem, but the last straw came when she told Mary she was pregnant and guess what, a few months later Mary was pregnant too. I suppose Jean should have been grateful that she had a husband of her own and didnt need to borrow hers!

Etymology: Super (excellent) + Simulate (Imitate or reproduce the appearance, character, or conditions of) ORIIN Latin simulare 'copy represent' = Supersimulate

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SUPERSIMULATE is concise and has great academic overtones. Nice one, TJayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:43:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-08: 11:58:00

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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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Mimeopath

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: mim-ee-oh-path

Sentence: Jill did a mimeopath of herself in her prom dress, handing it out to everyone she knew and didn't know.

Etymology: mimeograph, psychopath

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teleolurian mellifluous - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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Esteemulate

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)

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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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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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Openofficeworker

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōpənôfiswərkər

Sentence: With the release of OpenOfficeWorker version 2.3 MozillaCorp was finally able to create a truly happy workforce. No more concerns about individuality. No treating workers differently because they brought different talents and experiences to the job. No more concerns about workers trying to personalize their cubicles. They*re all the same and they seem to prefer it that way. The company did have to consider how to house the workers. Too many together and they would flashmob the local grocery or bottleneck arrival at work. They found they could sell off most of their parking lot property by opting for the eco-mod and allowing the workers to ride to work on their Unixcycles.

Etymology: Open office (open-source software that mimics MS Office) + office worker (person who*s employment primarily involves working within the confines of an office)

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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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