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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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Profforgery

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: prah-for-jer-ee

Sentence: The evil Doctor Clone determined that Ann Colton would be the subject of his next profforgery. In his dementia, he was certain that what the world needed was more boney women in sleazy attire ranting about "the godless".

Etymology: proffer, forgery

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COMMENTS:

petaj When is the movie coming out? I bet there'll be heaps of pirate versions available for this thriller. - petaj, 2007-05-07: 06:19:00

I started working on a script, but I got writer's block after "Once upon a time." - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-07: 09:08:00

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Mainstreamify

Created by: bpc99149

Pronunciation: main/stream/if/eye

Sentence: He was horrified to hear his favorite indie band on the radio, for fear that they were trying to mainstreamify themselves.

Etymology: Verb form of "mainstream."

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Gnuplicate

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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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Kipcrat

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation: kip crat

Sentence: Everyday I kipcrat five songs and send them to un-enlightened heathens.

Etymology: Rudyard Kipling "Take Up White Man's Burden" + crat: advocate or partisan of

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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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Whydidnitinkadat

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: wh eye did neye tinka dat

Sentence: he sent another whydidnitinkadat to all his friends, hoping they wouldn't break in the post and irradiate the postman.

Etymology: why didn't i think of that

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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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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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Replipeat

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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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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