Verboticism: Zimmermannerism

'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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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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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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Mockstar

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mok + st + r

Sentence: Jeffrey grew up dreaming that he would become famous singing the songs that he wrote, travelling the world with screaming fans following him. Instead, he became a mockstar, singing songs written by others in their voices with only about 15 fans following him.

Etymology: mock, rock, star

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COMMENTS:

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-05-06: 09:39:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

Simple, succint, efficient. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 19:05:00

good word! - splendiction, 2009-05-06: 23:05:00

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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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Imperformerate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: im per FORM er ate

Sentence: Bob first began imperformerating while showering; but then his imperformances became less private - like when he did the dishes. The imperformances had many imperfections and embarrassed his family. Nevertheless, Bob loyally took on more and more of his favourite star’s qualities.

Etymology: From impersonate and performer.

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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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Emutwolate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/yu/tu/late

Sentence: Bob changed his name to Bono and now talks with an Irish accent as he desperately tries to emutwolate his favoutite rock star. He's even started wearing those clunky spongy shoes to make himself look taller.

Etymology: emulate + U2

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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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Celeffigy

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Sell-effigy

Sentence: Michaela couldn't help herself, her identimitation was complete and when she stepped out she was a fabulous and flirtatious Marylin staricature, all blonde curls and buxom bosom. Her idolity extended to feigning an isolating fame but her reputation was cast as the most extravagant and talented celeffigy in town.

Etymology: Celebrity - a person known throughout the world for something other than their talent; Effigy - copy or representation, usually of a famous, infamous or otherwise "known" personage.

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COMMENTS:

With identimitation as Identity and Imitation and reminiscent of identification as why people admire their idols. Staricature - Star and caricature, obvious really, and idolity as Idol and Identity blended because that's what she does.. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 03:17:00

Iconic :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 03:23:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:23:00

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Mimickjagger

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: mi/mik/jag/ur

Sentence: His love for the greatest rock band in the world was reason enough to mimickjagger.

Etymology: mimic + Mick Jagger

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