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DEFINITION: To unconsciously adopt the vocal mannerisms and linguistic stylings of the people with whom you are speaking.

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: awe-toe-mim-ick

Sentence: why this car is automimic, systemimic, hyyyyyydrooomimic..why it could be greased lightning!

Etymology: automatic, mimic

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Created by: gabngar

Pronunciation: Sink-wistick

Sentence: no.

Etymology: Synch: to match or fuse Linguistic: as pertains to language

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Created by: h4ste

Pronunciation: leech - speek

Sentence: 4 months was all it took for you to leeschpik us Australians, good on ya mate!

Etymology: leech + speak


Bloody oath! ( I hope Google's right and that means "too true") I was trying to pick up on your leech reference - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-12: 10:40:00


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Created by: torpid

Pronunciation: lek'-teyt

Sentence: Because Marie was very self-conscious about her odd verbal mannerisms, she interpreted John's habit of lectating them as intentional mockery.

Etymology: Lect (language) / Idiolect (individual's own language) + Spectate

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Created by: Pseudonym

Pronunciation: low-kal-lo-kew-shun

Sentence: "Thirty minutes in a departure lounge, and I'm already doing localocution!"

Etymology: locality + locution

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Created by: cmcesq

Pronunciation: Ver-nack-a-meel-eon

Sentence: No matter where she travelled, she spoke like a native -- a true vernachameleon.

Etymology: Vernacular + chameleon

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: are/ti/ku/lape

Sentence: It didn't take long for her to articulape the preschool children she was teaching. The whining and foot stamping was a bit over the top though.

Etymology: articulate + ape (mimic)

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Created by: loofarama

Pronunciation: a-dapped-terr-prett-ashun

Sentence: his adapterpretation was going too far. it was like he was that little voice in my head: saying what i wanted to, but couldn't

Etymology: adapt + interpretation


COLON: - loofarama, 2007-09-12: 16:25:00


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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: hack + sent

Sentence: I found myself speaking in a brogue when I visited Ireland, luckily nobody beat me up for having such a painfully obvious haccent.

Etymology: Hack + accent

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lin-gost

Sentence: After visiting New York, I realized I was left with a linghost when I ordered lobstah with with gahlic sooahce.

Etymology: lingo, ghost


sort of like Casper the friendlinghost - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-12: 09:54:00

It's all getting a bit spooky for me. When I wish to contact the spirit world, I talk to my barman. Nice word it sorta lingers. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-12: 17:29:00


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Jabberwocky - 2007-09-12: 10:46:00
and if you happen to like run on sentences you would be a linguaclonedrone

MrDave2176 MrDave2176 - 2007-09-12: 21:43:00
Does that mean if you drone on endlessly to people on a mobile you are a cellphone linguaclonedrone?