Verboticism: Celeffigy

'What's wrong with your husband's voice?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who adopts the stylings, mannerisms and even of the personality of their favorite rock, movie or television star. v. To derive your identity from someone else, especially a famous person.

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Elvisimulation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: elvisimyəlāshun

Sentence: Wesley had it all, the pink caddie, the rhinestone covered jumpsuits, Blue suede shoes, the sideburns, the sneer. What he didn’t have for his Elvisimulation was a single iota of talent. He couldn’t sing any two adjacent notes in the same key. The last time he sang in the shower, his hound dog ran away. Last weekend at a party, with a little liquid courage under the belt, he tried to show off his best dance moves. A well-meaning nurse tackled him and stuck a spoon halfway down his throat.

Etymology: Elvis (U.S. singer; known as the King of Rock and Roll) + simulation (imitate the appearance or character of)

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Replicrooner

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rep-li-kroonr

Sentence: When Alvin is in the shower he seems to think he is the embodiment of Frank Sinatra. More than once the neighbors have called animal control on this replicrooner sure that he is abusing some poor defenseless animal.

Etymology: replica (any close or exact copy or reproduction) + crooner (singing or humming in a soft, soothing voice)

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Timitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tim it ayt

Sentence: After watching all the Home Improvement series and the subsequent syndicated repeats every night, George tried to timitate his idol. He had a coffee cup at the hospital emergency room with his name on it and he tried to fix things around his home. His wife Julie only got really worried when Tim started making more movies and George came home dressed as Santa or Buzz Lightyear or Capt. Peter Quincy Taggart from Galaxy Quest. She warned him that he would really be the Last Man Standing if he didn't grow up and be himself...

Etymology: Tim (first name of actor Tim Allen) & Imitate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

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Autocroon

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: Auto-crewn

Sentence: Johnny couldn't resist breaking into falsetto every time the Bee-Gees came over the airwaves. Janice just laughed, "Here we go again with the autocroon!" Although Johnny could really stand to prop up his vocals with some Auto-Tune.

Etymology: Auto-Tune + Croon

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Emutate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: em-u-tate

Sentence: Randy loved to do Elvis so much that he emutated one night after supper. He quit his job at Maggies farm, dyed his hair black, and spent the rest of his days in Vegas wearing a white rhinestone suit, sunglasses and eating fried peanut butter sandwiches. After he was found face down in his shag carpet at Spaceland, his tombsone was engraved with the words, "Thank you, thank you very much."

Etymology: emulate: strive to be equal or better by reproducing someone's mannerisms and/or looks + mutate: become different in essence, lose one's identity

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COMMENTS:

Quite clever...Webster material! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 02:03:00

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Elvisator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: el-vus-AY-ter

Sentence: Rancid is a rabid fan of Elvis and often launches into his elvisator persona wherein he loses himself.

Etymology: Use of the name of Elvis + suffix 'ator'....one who acts.

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Alteregotist

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: all-ter-E-go-tist

Sentence: Sheldon was a shameless alteregotist, truly believing if he could do reasonable impressions of famous entertainers he could adopt their persona and their popularity.

Etymology: Play on the term alter ego.

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COMMENTS:

An alter ego toast! - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 03:13:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-05-06: 09:39:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:20:00

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Lilwaynker

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Lil-Wayn-Ker

Sentence: Dave struggling through a midlife crisis, did not buy a Corvette. He decided to unleash is inner rapper. When the auto tune craze hit he was unstoppable. He was so obsessed, he even got a tear drop tattoo. He became a lilwaynker.

Etymology: Lilwayn (the rapper) Wanker (pejorative term of English origin)

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Imparisonator

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: imparisənātər

Sentence: Betty lives her life as an imparisonator. She thinks she looks (and acts) just like Paris Hilton. The fact that she is 5ft-3 and 200 pounds make the parody hard to believe. The fact that she has little talent, has spent time in jail and can't sing very well does makes it easier. Her friends are concerned for the safety of pet Labrador when she dresses it up and tries to carry it around in her purse.

Etymology: impersonator (pretend to be (another person) as entertainment or in order to deceive someone) + Paris (Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, celebutante, heiress, model, media personality, singer and actress.)

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Celebritme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel leb brit mee

Sentence: Wally Wannabee fancied himself a dead ringer for John Cleese, the British Monty Python Comedian. He particularly thought himself as a perfect Basil Fawlty. In his little town, where most had seen the Fawlty Towers series, since they had access to a PBS station, Wally thought himself a celebritme. His famous line was to address his long-suffering wife as "Sybill, my litle nest of vipers" and his Mexican neighbour, Felipe, as "Manuel, he's from Barthalona". The only way his wife could get him to do any housework was to tell him that the Health Inspectors were in town. (But don't mention the War!)

Etymology: Celebrity (a widely known person;famous;the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed) & Brit (a native or inhabitant of Great Britain) & Me (I, myself, first person singular)

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