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Gnuplicate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: g-nooo-plee-kate

Sentence: Alvin was so egotistical that he decided to GNUplicate his genetic material and distribute himself freely to anyone who wanted to have him; however, once the open source developers got through with him he wasn't anything like himself. Everyone agreed, though, that they liked him better than himself, including his mother, who downloaded him to see if she could make some improvements on the original.

Etymology: GNU (pronounced g-noo as one syllable with no vowel sound) is General Public License software that is "free" in the sense that the licensee can run, copy, distribute, change and improve the software. Developers from the Free Software Foundation depend on public interaction, improvement and support to continue their work and because of it, many software programs that were once financially out of the reach of certain entities such as schools can now use sophisticated software tools for teaching + duplicate: identically copied from an original

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cute - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:24:00

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Adoropy

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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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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Propulate

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A good song, given file sharing capabilities, will quickly propulate until everyone has a copy

Etymology: Propagate

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Snapportion

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: snap/or/shun

Sentence: He made several hundred copies of his favourite photo so he could snapportion them to all his friends.

Etymology: snap + apportion

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Ubiquitate

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: yoo-BIK-wi-teyt

Sentence: Colin endeavored to ubiquitate his sister's comeback, fearing that it might slip into obscurity.

Etymology: Portmanteau: ubiquitous + imitate

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Memepose

Created by: cohenarie

Pronunciation: meem POZ

Sentence: Creating a MySpace page for a friend, even if you're frustrated that they haven't made their own, is a memeposition.

Etymology: Meme + Impose

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Ucopia

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: yoo - KOH - pee - uh

Sentence: My computer got busted today. Apparently, a friendly netizen named named Outsmarted B. Phonograph appeared in my e-mail's inbox and he thought that "NotAVirus.Exe" was ucopia. I downloaded the attachment and double-clicked on it. BAM! I knew it was chronosynclastic infundibulum when the ucopia turned out to be something else.

Etymology: utopia (an ideal state or place; usually used to pertain to something which is really nice and wonderful) + copy (to replicate)

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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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Copytat

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: käpētat

Sentence: Wendell loves his music. With his copytats he thinks he looks just like his favorite artist. His friends haven’t been fooled yet. To even come close he would have to drop about 50 pounds, reverse the aging process by 30 years and alter his race.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another\'s behavior, dress, or ideas) + tattoo (mark a person or a part of the body with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin)

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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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