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'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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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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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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Elvisimulation

artr

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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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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Emutate

mrskellyscl

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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Replicrooner

artr

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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Geltmaniac

Created by: merfinity

Pronunciation: Gelt me niac

Sentence: If Oscar Wilde were to be alive today, this is how he would have used the word probably... "Geltmaniacs are a delight to come across, they bring along everything worthy of imitation without having the whims and fancies of a star"

Etymology: Gelt- (Geltung German ) the desire to be important, famous etc. maniac (maniakos Greek, maniacus Latin) a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something

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Zimmermannerism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: zim ur man ur iz m

Sentence: Despite his many zimmermanerisms, and his styling, it becomes apparent once he starts to sing that, no, no, no, it aint him, babe. His voice was far too good.

Etymology: zimmerman, mannerism

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Zimmpersonate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: zim purr sun ayt

Sentence: His Zimmpersonation was convincing for the most part, unless he had sinusitis or beans

Etymology: Zimmerman, impersonate

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COMMENTS:

another Dylan reference - you get a vote from me - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:19:00

mrskellyscl brilliant! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-06: 18:56:00

Zimmortal word! - Nosila, 2009-05-06: 23:23:00

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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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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann, ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-06: 08:50:00
Great definition. I think everyone's really enjoyed their muses on one of the great poets of my generation.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-06: 20:12:00
Thank you mrskellyscl. I think everyone has lot's to say about this, because everyone does it... hopefully when no one else is listening ~James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-18: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James