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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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Envirollusion

Created by: BookWorm579

Pronunciation: en-VIE-row-loo-zhun

Sentence: The newest "low-flow" shower head was a blatant envirollusion as it simply stopped the flow of water.

Etymology: Derived from "environmentalism" and "illusion".

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Unconservashuns

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: un con serve vay shuns - my way to say cons which serve no good purpose (Oyvay!) deserve shuns

Sentence: To process grains, such as corn, into ethanol, to use as a substitue for the fossil fuel gasoline, takes a great deal of energy. That energy needed to distill it, usually comes from fossil fuels of oil or gas, using more oil or gas, than if you just put gasoline in your vehicle. Ethanol, is not so green, after all. Furthermore, it takes land away from the production of food. This fiasco is so disadvantagous and unproductive, it deserves to bite the dust. Like so many other green products, it saves nothing and is not our salvation. By refusing to purchase and use them, let us make such green flops and duds into unconservashuns.

Etymology: UN - meaning not. CONSERVATION - the word for preserving and protecting before the synonym green became more popular. SHUN - to avoid in every way because it is bad, not good.

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COMMENTS:

My word bothered me all day long ... and after much thought ... I finally fixed it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 21:22:00

Really good word and I love your sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:44:00

I agree - splendiction, 2009-03-21: 16:52:00

Double ditto! Good word and sentence Silveryaspen :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-22: 22:45:00

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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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Benefake

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: \ˈbe-nə-ˈfāk\

Sentence: Fredrick recently spent a fortune on remodeling his house to be more “green” for the environment. Everything went well, until the power reserving lamps he had bought, started to burn through the light bulbs like candy. Fredrick realized that most of the remodeling was done on impulse, and he didn’t take into consideration that these environmental friendly appliances could be benefake. Soon, his wife began to notice the problems around the house too; when she sat down to read a book, the newly changed light bulb blew. Fredrick’s wife warned him about overspending without researching first, before he began the remodeling. Fredrick refused to admit that she was right, and insisted that reusing blown bulbs would save power.

Etymology: Benefit (Something that promotes well-being) + fake (Something that is not what it purports to be)

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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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Greenfrauducts

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: green fraud ucts

Sentence: Cleaners and other products claiming to be eco-friendly because they are clear may actually be greenfrauducts. These fraudulently-eco-friendly products cost more, but may contribute the same chemicals to the water supply and earth as regular products. Another type of greenfrauduct marketed to unthinking consumers are the group of products that are already organic: such as “organic” fruits and vegetables - aren’t they organic just as they are? “Organic” needs definition as “grown without chemicals or pesticides” to avoid promotion of greenfrauducts.

Etymology: From green products and fraud. Greenfrauducts are a group of products that are marketed as earth-friendly but which are either not such or are already earth-friendly.

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Agreed! Excellent verbotomy! Easy to remember and the meaning is so readily apparent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-22: 16:27:00

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Ecorrobbery

Created by: BoltonAlan

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Ecologyp

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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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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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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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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