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Garbbloomage

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Gar-bloom-age

Sentence: Angel and her father Jimmy often walked the nature trail in their neighborhood on sunny days and often they would see the many colors of the brightly colored "garbbloomage" up in the trees. Jimmy felt total discust and told Angel, "those were not real flower blooms and that the wind had swept the the neighbor Mr.Careless Slobster's garbage into the trees!"

Etymology: Gar;First three letters of of garbage. Bloom;Something resembling the flower of a plant. Age;Last three letters of the word garbage.

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your word makes garbage sound beautiful - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 05:56:00

metrohumanx I just LOVE "garbloomage"! (The word, not the phenomenon.) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 01:18:00

Thank you both very much :) It makes it all worth while! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:14:00

Absolutely love this word! :) - ChickenWhistle, 2015-01-16: 11:29:00

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Litterature

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter a chur

Sentence: The wayward plastic blooms clinging to the bare trees were a form of visual litterature for Kathy. She found the essay in messy,the use in refuse, the rash in trash and the bag in garbage. Waste not, want not became her battle cry. She would use the pen in aspen to describe her strew love...

Etymology: Litter (garbage,refuse) & Literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value;a picture painted with words)

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Poxobagletoids

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: POX-o-BAG-let-oidz

Sentence: Winter’s death gives pause to wonder… Ecocharlatans all blunder- Our packaging we shed with haste… Inflictions on the human race... Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam upon the street… Festooned with airborne hemorrhoids- Our trees clutch POXOBAGLETOIDS !! As snow turns black with car exhaust… Our calloused souls grow thick with frost.

Etymology: POX+O+BAGLET+OIDS=POXOBAGLETOIDS.....POX:a disastrous evil; alteration of pocks, plural of pock [1530].....O: pseudomodernistic contraction meaning "OF", used frequently in commercial monikers such as "tons O fun" etc..... BAGLET: a diminutive version of a "BAG",something resembling a bag, usu. flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something, often made of paper, plastic or cloth; Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi Date: 13th century.....-OID: resembling, having the form or appearance of, something resembling a (specified) object or having a (specified) quality ; Noun suffix similar to "hemorrhoids", a 21st century affiction which often replaces "gout" as the complaint of the well-to-do...Latin -oïdes, from Greek -oeidēs, from -o- + eidos appearance, form :) -

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Astute thoughts, verse, etymology, the whole verbotomy. Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:11:00

metrohumanx I may be schizophrenic, but at least we have each other. We thank you. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:15:00

metrohumanx Please don't confuse POXOBAGLETOIDS with poxobageltoids...a completely different animule. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:33:00

Or the deposits on the streets of those poxobeagletoids... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 05:56:00

YOU are amazing! :) "Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 05:23:00

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Mariahcarryall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mar rye ah kerree awl

Sentence: Ben & Elizabeth knew that spring was just around the corner. Sure most of the snow had gone, the air was a bit warmer, robins were returning and gophers still hadn't learned to avoid the road. But the main reason they knew was because their trees were littered by mariahcarryall. Every color of plastic bag was hung like an ornament on most branches. Paper cups from every fast food outlet for miles around decorated the gutters, jammed themselves on the fence and added to the colorful springtime signal. When they spotted this each spring, the musical couple (they played in the wind section) would gale-ly sing their rites of spring song, with much gust-o: "Away out here they got a name for wind and rain and fire. The Rain is Mess, The fires Grow and they call the wind Mariahcarryall. Mariah blows the trash around, and sends the roll-up-the-rim cups a flyin', Mariah makes the trees abound, with poly messes of every kind!"

Etymology: Mariah (from "Paint Your Wagon", Lerner & Loewe...a song named" They call the wind Mariah" also recorded by the Kingston Trio) & Mariah Carey (popular singer, whose mother named her after the wind in the above song) & Carry (take away, be conveyed over a distance) & All (everything) & Carryall (something large that carries a lot of things)

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metrohumanx Nice construction...I thought you might be jealous of MC's tree-trunk thigs...until i read further. Good one, guardian of the nose! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:04:00

Great song for this day/definition. I really liked your revised rendition. Windsome! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:14:00

like the way your mind works woman! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 03:37:00

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Carriondynamics

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: carry un dy nah mix

Sentence: When in the sky, we spy, planes, birds, or butterfly, we take delight, at the sight, of their aerodynamics. But we turn quite bitter, when we see litter, plastics and scrap, going all-a-flap, they're ugly carriondynamics.

Etymology: CARRY, CARRION, AERODYNAMICS. Carry - lift and transport. Carrion - anything that is decaying and discarded. Aerodynamics - the forces involved when objects move through the air.

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Very strong and very complex word silveryaspen! Well said! - Biscotti, 2009-04-02: 01:55:00

metrohumanx VERRRRRY clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:25:00

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Arbbish

Created by: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: ARR-bish

Sentence: "Oh, look at that delightful arbbish fluttering whimsically in Trevor's apple tree!"

Etymology: 'arb'- from 'arbre', the French for tree. 'bish' from 'rubbish', meaning garbage or worthless.

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Jetsamstream

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jetsəmstrēm

Sentence: Roy was amazed at the array of polytinsel that had been deposited overnight by the jetsamstream. He recognized the logos of some of his favorite shops and brands. It was almost like a birdwatching session as he tried to identify each colorful ornament. If only they could stay this fresh and colorful but time and exposure to sunlight would soon alter his almost-decorative trees and bushes to debritrees and trashrubs.

Etymology: jetsam (unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore) + jetstream (a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth)

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Forestfliers

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: for - rest - fli - urs

Sentence: Remember to pick up your trash, especially plastic bags and paper....because only you can prevent forest fliers....

Etymology: Forest and Fliers

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Super Duper! Luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 17:23:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:21:00

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Litterbuds

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lit-er-budz

Sentence: Spring is just about here. As people get outside for extended times they are greeted by the array of litterbuds festooning the trees. The local budwatchers club is out dutifully cataloging the varied species and genus. So far they've logged numerous grocery bags, a couple burger wrappers and a rare self-stick Christmas package bow.

Etymology: litter (objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish) + buds (a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage or rudimentary inflorescence) Play on litterbug

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Artdecomposing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: art/dee/calm/pose/ing

Sentence: There is a new avant-garbage exhibition in our neighbourhood called artdecomposing. Complementary face masks are being distributed.

Etymology: art deco + decomposing

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Appreciating the elegance of this one... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:26:00

Double witticisms with a French Fullair! Reek Chic! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:51:00

Jabberwocky~ What a great mind you have :)"neighbourhood" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:40:00

The posting cut OFF!!! where I had also said, I am part French... - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:42:00

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Branchsacs

Created by: midiman55

Pronunciation:

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Rubbletrouble

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RUB-uhl-trub-uhl

Sentence: Once again after a very blustery March, Jim Bob and Daisy May were beset with rubbletrouble and would have to call in professionals to remove all the trash and debris that decorated the soon to be budding trees in their yard.

Etymology: Blend of 'rubble' (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up) and 'trouble' (difficulty)

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Wildermess

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with wilderness

Sentence: The thing that struck me most from my sojourn to the Himalayas, was the utter beauty of the wildermess - the smog dusted snow, the accretions of debris in the base camp and the sparkling PET bottles, like diamonds on the rocky scree.

Etymology: wilderness (pristine landscape untouched by humans - well, almost) + mess (garbage, or untidiness especially created by the human hand)

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nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 09:45:00

meaningful pull, meaning readily apparent, fits the definition like a glove on a hand, great use of irony, and wildermess is so pervasive! Will use this word a lot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:22:00

Well worth waiting for! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 10:46:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

i like it! Very.....thoughtful! - amylynn242, 2009-04-03: 21:23:00

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Polyleaves

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pälēlēvz

Sentence: The trees in our area go through two stages of color change. The first when Fall arrives and Mother Nature paints the landscape with golds, oranges and reds, the second when the leaves fall to the ground and the colorful polyleaves become more visible.

Etymology: poly (polyester) + leaves (foliage)

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Pigmentstyinthesky

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PIG ment STY in the SKY

Sentence: My father was an avid bird watcher and an environmentalist. In spite of that he believed in science and technology and that they could make all our dreams come true; and we could have the best of everything that new discoveries and inventions could give us as well as preservation of the environment. As I look now up into the trees filled with garbage, far above a landscape decorated with the brightly coloured advertisement slogans of days gone by, they remind me of the vast array of bright coloured birds I once stood watching in awe. Now those bright colours make me think that my father’s pie in the sky dreams have become pigmentstyinthesky.

Etymology: PIE IN THE SKY + PIGMENT + PIGSTY: PIE IN THE SKY:a phrase that means a fanciful notion or ludicrous concept PIGMENT:Particles that are made of various natural and synthetic substances used to add color to solutions such as ink or paint PIGSTY: Slang A dirty or very untidy place

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Interesting simile! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:11:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:22:00

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Paraplasticproliferation

Created by: btotheeck

Pronunciation: pä rä′ plas′tik prō lif′ə rā shun

Sentence: Trees found in gusty, populated areas are often affected by paraplasticproliferation, when several colored growths appear on particularly windy days. These features are believed to be airborne parasites which attach themselves to bare branches. If left untreated, onlookers may experience eyesore.

Etymology: para- as from a parachute, plastic- the composition of these parasites, proliferation- to grow by multiplying new parts, as by budding, in quick succession

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Brilliant! You have my vote! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:46:00

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Littercling

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: litt er cling

Sentence: The gusts of wind blew loose garbage and debris from the ground in great swirling motions along the streets. The wind swirls were littercling the prickly shrubs, not yet budding, and trees, still dry and dormant. They continued littercling lamposts and swathing the city’s streets and surfaces. The litterclings revealed a decorative mix of discarded plastic remnants of garbage bags and other such permamatter.

Etymology: From litter and cling. It is the effect of wind depositing trash on prickly trees etc.

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Garbingers

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gahr-bihn-gherz

Sentence: Once it had warmed up, Grandpa Bill loved taking little Olive out for walks or drives. He could point out all the garbingers of Spring clothing the countryside: the Cokasis, the PigglyWigglias, the Walmarthias, the Safewaysias, and in more exclusive areas, the rare TraderJoenums and Rodeodrendums.

Etymology: GARB, meaning clothing + GARBAGE, meaning refuse + HARBINGER, meaning a precursor or herald

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mrskellyscl Hysterical. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-02: 06:14:00

petaj I always admire the brilliant pink of the supre carriandras - petaj, 2009-04-02: 06:45:00

Exceptional flowairy prose! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:02:00

good one rw - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 14:18:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:21:00

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Winterefuse

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: Wyn-tur-eff-yuse

Sentence: Katie and Alex sat on the park bench, watching snow melt and winterefuse blow through the trees. Somehow, they thought it was the most romantic thing ever.

Etymology: Winter (after Fall, before Spring) + Refuse (garbage, trash)

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metrohumanx Nice word, that! A dip in fine chocolate for you! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:05:00

So nice to see you again. Welcome Back! Chuckling with delight to see the lovers in their winter refuge finding winterrefuse romantic! Nice Uptake! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:21:00

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Rubbletrouble

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RUB-uhl-trub-uhl

Sentence: Once again after a very blustery March, Bubba and Mary Sue Ellen were beset with rubbletrouble and would have to call in professionals to remove all the trash and debris that decorated the soon to be budding trees in their yard.

Etymology: Blend of 'rubble' (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up) and 'trouble'

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metrohumanx STOMPING good fusion, Mustango! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:06:00

nice play on double trouble, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:24:00

makes me think of Scooby Do - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

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Canoppy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan oh peee

Sentence: The use of polypropylene has cahnged the canopy to a canoPPy, which is a sackrilage

Etymology: canopy, pp as in polypropylene

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a canoppy? That hors d'oeuvres is for the birds! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:35:00

the little kid in me related to the PP, and the adult in me to sackrilage! Your whole verbotomy works very well on many levels! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:58:00

It's ickollogical, isn't it? good word - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:53:00

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Polyvinylflora

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: polly-vi-nal-flora

Sentence: In the spring, the landscape and trees are dotted with the colorful, shiny sprouts of polyvinylflora. The government, however, is considering banning the use of PVF (polyvinylflora) as seasonal decorations.

Etymology: 1. poly: poly(mer)--a chemical compound found in plastic 2. vine: a plant having a long, slender stem that anchors itself by wrapping around a support, such as a branch 3:vinyl: a tough, shiny plastic 4. flora:plants considered as a group

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Good one, mrsk - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:55:00

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Litternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter nit tee

Sentence: The runaway plastic bags caught in the Smith's now-bare maple tree were a display in multi-colors. More and more of them wedged in the branches each day. Once caught there, they never seemed to leave. The bright colors were on display for all litternity. Who knew when they were invented, that plastic bags would be used to decorate the landscape after they had carried home the groceries?

Etymology: Litter (rubbish;garbage;trash) & Eternity (time without end;a seemingly endless time interval)

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Beulitter

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: beau-lit-er

Sentence: That's some beulitter!

Etymology: BEaUtiful, LITTER

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Superstitionalism

Created by: harleyquinade

Pronunciation:

Sentence: the of superstitions, the method, the patterns, the workings, their soul laid bare.

Etymology:

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Timbertrash

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tim-bur-trash

Sentence: After the long weekend party, the trailor trash left all kinds of timbertrash.

Etymology: timber (as in trees, wood) + trash (as in garbage)

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Styroflowers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sti + roh + flah + wurs

Sentence: I wakened to the sights and sounds of Spring this morning, with the many colorful birds singing their April melodies. The dew was fresh on the lawn and there was a breeze bringing warm, sweet air with it. I next heard the rustle of the trashtrees with their little baggie buds waving on the ends of their branches; accompanied by large white styroflowers which had bloomed everywhere. Ahhh, this would truly be a sight to remember....styrospring at its best.

Etymology: Styrofoam (light resilient foam of polystyrene)and Flowers

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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