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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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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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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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Branchsacs

Created by: midiman55

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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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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

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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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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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Beulitter

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: beau-lit-er

Sentence: That's some beulitter!

Etymology: BEaUtiful, LITTER

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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