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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gaiarbage

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy arb aj

Sentence: The ecologifest had an array of gaiarbage including a lot of AlGorubbish and several inconveniant fruits

Etymology: gaia garbage

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COMMENTS:

Four great verbotomies! Using gaia is brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:49:00

Awesome. Very appropriate word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:35:00

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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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Envirobeedunkabunkistic

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: In-viro-roe-be-dunk-ay-bunk-ist-ik

Sentence: Mr. Western Savealot was all about buying "Envirobeedunkabunkistic" products in order to preserve the planet and energy in his home and save money. However his wife Mrs. Ecofriendly Savealot was becoming less than interested because all of his useless purchases online the Greenskunk site...they never ever worked properly. He told his wife,"well Honey, just wait until tomorrow because I have some new solar rechargeable batteries that have been laying out in the sun charging today that I just bought that will work even brighter in our new bamboo and putty and paperclip Gilligan lantern." Needless to say...Mrs. Ecofriendly Savealot rolled her eyes and was unimpressed.

Etymology: Enviro;Taken from environmental. Be; As in it is. Dunk; To plunk down. Bunk; Bull crap Ist;As in the most like. Ic; As in this is useless CRAP!

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petaj what a mouthful - petaj, 2009-03-23: 05:01:00

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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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Ecorrobbery

Created by: BoltonAlan

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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