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xerox +‎ lore.


xeroxlore (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of photocopylore (a kind of folklore comprising humorous material and urban legends that are reproduced on xerox machines (photocopiers)).
    • 1980, Gershon Legman, The New Limerick
      [] the word's protean expressiveness has been observed in a xeroxlore item printed in Robert Anton Wilson's Playboy's Book of Forbidden Words []
    • 1995, Indiana University, Journal of folklore research (volume 32)
      I did some of my research on xeroxlore, or photocopylore, in a textile dyeing plant of about 250 people.
    • 1996, Gail de Vos, “Science, Technology, and the Contemporary Legend”, in Tales, Rumors, and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7–12, Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, Greenwood Publishing Group, →ISBN, part III, page 120:
      Both Xeroxlore and faxlore have an increasing emphasis of visual material: / [It may be] a characteristic of both the increasingly visual sophistication of youth in our society and the capacities of the fax machine which sends images rather than alphanumeric messages; []


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