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Nov 13, 2008
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Blends

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advertorial
cultivar
exurb
spokesmodel
rollick

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spokesmodel

PRONUNCIATION:
(SPOKS-modl)

MEANING:
noun: A model who acts as a spokesperson for a product or organization.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of spokesman + model.

USAGE:
"It's just too fabulous that the former deputy prime minister of Canada, Sheila Copps, is the new spokesmodel for Herbal Magic diet products."
Deirdre McMurdy; My BFF Says; Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Sep 15, 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one. The more active and swift the latter is, the further he will go astray. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)

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