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DEFINITION: n. An environmentally friendly program or product which does not live up to expectations. v. To try to save the planet by buying something green only to find out that it's just a load of bunk.

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Misgreened

Korinne

Created by: Korinne

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Sentence: Clearly, I was misgreened when they said spiral energy saving bulbs would provide warm mood lighting for my dinner date.

Etymology: misled, misguided

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Agreenafoolic

Created by: missmari

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Sentence: I tried to recycle my used lightbulbs but it turned out to be an agreenafoolic concept.

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Sneakosystem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sneek o sis tem

Sentence: When Gabby Tat decided to join the green movement, a slick salesman sold him an expensive earthworm farm, complete with millions of the wiggly creatures, to help renew the earth and rid the soil of impurities. Gabby bragged about his "farm"...which was in his urban backyard. A few days after he "planted" his livestock, he went out on a rainy day to check on the "herd". To his surprise, when he turned over the soil, he could find no worms. He then figured he'd bought a sneakosystem. Hundreds of robins had decided to visit his backyard and now he knew why!

Etymology: Sneak (someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions;make off with belongings of others) & Ecosystem (a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment)

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Fakeology

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fayk ol ojee

Sentence: Joule and her husband Kilo Watt had always tried to be a "green" couple. When he brought home the really energy efficient lights that last forever, they did not realize that you could not see well enough to read. Whewn they bought low-octane fuel, it took them twice as long to get anywhere in their car and they used up three times the fuel to get their in the first place. Yep, this fakeology was not really working for them...

Etymology: Fake (Phony, not real, pretend)& Ecology (environmental relationships)

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Ecologyp

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ee-kol-o-jip

Sentence: Amanda was the suprise hit of the bio-kegger when she entered the wet tee shirt contest wearing her new ecofriendly, organically recycled Kleenex t-shirt she purchased through the Ecologyp company.

Etymology: ecology -- the study of the relationship of organisms and the environment. gyp-- to swindle

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COMMENTS:

Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:57:00

Funny! It rolls right off the tongue! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2009-03-23: 16:01:00

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Bozone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bo zone

Sentence: Manny's invention of unlights was a typical example of a bozone...something which had good intentions, butr failed to meet needs.

Etymology: Bozo (clown name, foolish person) & Ozone (the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation, which is being eroded by greenhouse affect)

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Ecocentrick

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekĊsentrik

Sentence: Megacorp announced that they were launching a green initiative. Every employee was issued a recycle bin and with a list of what could and could not be placed in these receptacles. They went so far as to suggest that employees could be fined if caught not following the program. All of this turned out to be an ecocentrick when it was discovered that the new bins were being dumped into the same dumpster as the regular trash.

Etymology: ecocentric (a point of view that recognizes the ecosphere, rather than the biosphere, as central in importance) + trick (a cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone)

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Enviralmental

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /in-vi-rall-men-tull/

Sentence: Susanne was shocked to find that her hand-cranked radio contained over 32 grams of lead, an ounce of mercury in its power converter device, and the soul of an orphan boy. Her green intentions had been hand-converted into nature poison via this enviralmental piece of crap from Venture Industries.

Etymology: environmental - viron + viral

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word for so many things containing toxins. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 21:13:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-03-20: 21:33:00

Enviralmetally good word, banky! - Nosila, 2009-03-20: 23:09:00

Soul of an orphan boy? Yikes! Very good word combination. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:27:00

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Gaiaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gai aaaaargh

Sentence: He began to doubt the gaiaaaargh theory around the time that he saw Mr. lovelock buying a ticket to the moon.

Etymology: gaia aaaargh

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Ecofarsology

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: eko fars ahl ogee

Sentence: Brian read about the new movement to save the planet. There were stickers on products that were "touted" as environmentally friendly. Some of them cost more but promised to either last longer or be more friendly to the environment. After using some of these products, Brian was wondering whether it was all a bunch of ecofarsology.

Etymology: Ecological and Farse

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:49:00

Terrific word. - Mustang, 2009-03-20: 21:34:00

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:39:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 15:06:00
Your great definition, readerwriter, and your clever cartoon, James sure inspired a spate of great creates!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:55:00
I thought I had bright idea, but it was bit dark... ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-24: 16:28:00
I thought your clever use of color and shading to express darkness visually in your cartoon was brilliant! I know that's an oxymoron, but I couldn't figure out another way to say it!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-04: 00:42:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James