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Japher
06-09-2005, 21:51:32
and not copydog or copymonkey or copyhorse or copypenguing or copymonkey or copypig or copychicken or copymonkey or...

MOBIUS
06-09-2005, 22:01:15
I vote copymonkey, especially seeing as you've already copied it in that sentence - it must be good!

Chris
06-09-2005, 22:10:40
Its copycat because I say so tough guy.

mr.G
06-09-2005, 22:26:39
I fuck you up the ass.......
I vote copycoffee

MOBIUS
06-09-2005, 22:29:36
Actually probably because it is alliterative and only has one syllable...

We could have a copycarp instead, but that just doesn't sound as cool...

Iskandar Reza
07-09-2005, 07:25:54
copycocks, the lot of you!

Nav
07-09-2005, 09:03:59
poppycock!

MOBIUS
07-09-2005, 09:25:26
Well we could have 'copycat' for a cool copycat thread - but if its crap we could call the poster a copycock...:cute:

The Norks
07-09-2005, 09:26:11
Found this on an etymology website:

Cat has been used to refer contemptibly to people at least as far back as Shakespeare's time ("A pox upon him for me, he’s more and more a Cat", in All’s Well That Ends Well. It was simply paired with copy to refer to someone who mimicked another's actions. Copycat made its first known appearance in writing in 1896: "I ain’t heard of a copy-cat this great many years..’twas a favorite term o’ my grandmother’s" in S. O. Jewett's Country of Pointed Firs.

English contains much weirdness

MoSe
07-09-2005, 09:29:25
those copycats are all so cookiecut...

Funko
07-09-2005, 09:30:19
My copychicken is refusing to make me any copies of the report I need for todays meeting.

MoSe
07-09-2005, 09:33:11
anyway, one of my movie cult sequences is indeed from the "Copycat" movie, where you can see a book with an "index" inside, literally...

index (http://it.wordreference.com/it/en/translation.asp?iten=indice&v=b)

Tizzy
07-09-2005, 09:35:39
I want a copymonkey

Funko
07-09-2005, 09:38:36
I want a copymonkey

MOBIUS
07-09-2005, 09:39:24
Especially if it can bang out a Shakespeare!

Tizzy
07-09-2005, 10:20:01
Seems I already have one

Funko
07-09-2005, 10:33:59
Seems I already have one

MoSe
07-09-2005, 10:37:05
I thought you got a remainder chimpcopyter