Verboticism: Elvisimulation

'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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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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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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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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Meroxoceleb

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: may-rocks-o-celeb

Sentence: See that guy over there doing the moonwalk?he's been a Michael Jackson meroxoceleb since he saw the "thriller" video...

Etymology: me = the person who is impersonating the start. Xerox = co. name or the popular word used for photocopies. o = of. celeb = celebrity.

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Micarious

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: mike airy us

Sentence: "When the Jester sang for the King and Queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean" he was probably not being micarious, but my attempts to channel Don certainly are. Alas, they're almost bad enough to deserve an (American) Pie in my face...

Etymology: Mic(rophone): used to amplify the voices of performers, both good and bad. Vicarious: To take the place of or imitate another, to feel what's it's like to be them.

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COMMENTS:

Dressing up for the part made him microbial as well? - Mustang, 2009-05-06: 06:33:00

:-) I just love all the Dylan references in American Pie ... - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 23:08:00

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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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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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Celebycat

Created by: jasjamson

Pronunciation: Sa lebi cat

Sentence: After a few drinks she's quite the celebycat at the nearest karoke bar.

Etymology: Celebrity + copycat used as a noun to describe this unique individual

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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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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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