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Xerocks

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zee rox

Sentence: Walter was so excited by his latest science project. He was able to xerocks himself exactly. This way he figured he could actually be in two places at once. Yes, his new reproductive machine would xerocks his world and make him filthy rich! Too bad, Walter, that you did 2 things wrong: a) there is no way to distiguish you from your creation and b) if you were going to make another human, perhaps a handsome one would have been the smart thing to do!

Etymology: Xerox (to duplicate, reproduce) & Rocks (to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion)

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Repulate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP - yew - layt

Sentence: To the consternation of so many of his friends and acquaintances, Elbert would never fail to repulate and even try to improve on their ideas and practices and would share them over and over with others as if they were his own ideas and creations.

Etymology: Blend of replicate (to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce), and emulate (to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx REPULATE....very nice, Mustang. Etymologically perfect without being too flashy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:48:00

Ace, Mustang! The spelling of your word also suggests that the [good] Repu[tation] of the idea being copied may be involved as well. Simple and concise. - Tigger, 2008-07-07: 15:02:00

Repulate...sounds like something snakes do... - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:35:00

Afterwards they repewdiate? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 22:28:00

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Evangecloning

inkvision

Created by: inkvision

Pronunciation:

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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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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Karmagate

Created by: Kurisu

Pronunciation: KAR-muh-gayt

Sentence: This show is so fantastic, it needs to karmagate more freely.

Etymology: Karma: the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration + propagate (and you should look that one up for yourself if you don't know it, because there are several applicable meanings)

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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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Loonux

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loo nuks

Sentence: He used loonux to develop his huge network of loonies.

Etymology: loon linux

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Allyourbasitis

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: all your base are belong to us - ha ha ha!

Sentence: That "god kills a kitten" picture has showed up in my inbox about 25 times - looks like some folks have got a serious case of allyourbasitis.

Etymology: all your base! all your base! all your base are belong to us!

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COMMENTS:

This might be the funniest word I've ever seen on verbotomy. Good job! - iwasatripwire, 2007-05-07: 17:41:00

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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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Praegorian

Created by: Peepeedance

Pronunciation: pray-gore-ee-uhn

Sentence: The CIA denies involvement in assassinating Mister Wiggles, but the circumstances surrounding his death were rather praegorian.

Etymology: Praetorian + gory

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COMMENTS:

Hehe, whoops, does not correspond to the definition...Pretty nifty anyway, eh? - Peepeedance, 2007-05-07: 21:28:00

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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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