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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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