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'Don't get too close. It might be contagious...'

DEFINITION: n. A sick planet which has a cold, a fever, and some kind of weird infection. v. To be worried sick about the health of the planet, because you know the problem is really the people.

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Influmenza

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: in flu men zah

Sentence: The total world population, per the 2008 estimate by the United States Census International Programs Center is 6,679,493,900. As of February 2009, the world's population is estimated to be about 6.76 billion. Overcrowding and people pollutions are wreakening our planet. Terra caught a influmenza and is in a dangerous state of flux.

Etymology: INFLUENZA, MEN. Men - in the broader sense of the word, is often used to mean all people. Influenza - a widespread illness. Ergo: If the world has caught a wide spread illness from too many men, it suffers influmenza. /// Wreakening is a verbotomy of wreak and weakening. /// The last word flux, means not only a state of constant change, but archaically was a term for severe diarrhea ... something mankind needs to stop inflicting on our planet.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent verbot Silvery, stating both cause and problem! Neat facts too! - Biscotti, 2009-04-22: 10:56:00

So can we get a vaccine against influmenza,silvery...sign me up! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:34:00

Yes so true! Great word. - splendiction, 2009-04-22: 22:46:00

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-04-22: 22:56:00

Influmenza! Wonderful word and great info! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 22:58:00

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Geodorous

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gee-oh-dohr-us

Sentence: The planet below had always looked so peaceful from their own planet. They had been studying it for eons. They hoped it was hollow and contained the crystals they needed for energy. If an Earthperson had been able to see them, they would have thought the bulbous protubrances on the heads of Dork and Fork were eyes, but they were not: they were nostrils. And, oh, what a stench Dork and Fork inhaled as they drew closer to Earth's atmosphere. It was negatively geodorous! They would have to turn around. What had happened since the last time they had visited in 6,000BC when there were very few Earthpeople to be seen? Dork and Fork were convinced it was the Earthpeople's heads that were really hollow. But, perhaps, the stench was only a geocentrick by Earth people? As soon as they arrived home they would have geophysickals to make sure they were fine.

Etymology: using GEODE, meaning a hollow spheroidal rock filled with crystals + ODOROUS, meaning the quality of stimulating the sense of smell

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COMMENTS:

Exsmellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:23:00

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Celestill

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sell-est-ill

Sentence: Earth has a horrible case of celestill, with garbage mounds on every corner, factories polluting the air, and the ozone layer thinning every day. The only cure for celestill is recycling and implementation of renewable energies.

Etymology: celestial (of or pertaining to the universe) + still (lifeless, motionless) + ill (sickly)

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COMMENTS:

To not only state the problem, but also offer the cure, makes your sentence Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:59:00

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Epidemicorb

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: epee-dem-i-korb

Sentence: Pandora was doubled over with epidemicorb syndrome. She had totally freaked out because the Earth was infested by a population bent on self-destruction

Etymology: epidemic (widespread sickness) + dem (from greek for population demos) + orb (sphere, planet shaped)

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Pandora...she always did think outside the box! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:32:00

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Envirusment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: en-VYE-rus-mehnt

Sentence: What had once been a pristine world, devoid of any kind of pollution or environmental upheavals has suddenly developed a severe envirusment, a world where every corner was feeling the effects of enviro sickness.

Etymology: Blend of environment and virus.

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COMMENTS:

good one Mustang - galwaywegian, 2009-04-22: 09:10:00

Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:15:00

Envirusment and embarrassment! Good one, mustang. - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:35:00

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Terrabulavatory

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: tair-rah-bulla-vat-ory

Sentence: As the last gasp of air was inhaled, it finally dawned on a selfish population that terrabulavatory was a fait accompli.

Etymology: terra - earth. terrible - extremely bad. lavatory - toilet.

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Botoxic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bōtäksik

Sentence: Earth: Conditional critical. The bad news: The various poisons that humans have foisted on the planet have put it in a botoxic state. The good news: The surface of earth will be much smoother and less wrinkled once the pesky humans are gone and their annoying buildings and roads crumble and return to nature.

Etymology: botox (a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles) + toxic (of or relating to poison)

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Gaialing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaya ling

Sentence: The approaching aliens took one look at the smog, lack of ozone layer and drying polar caps and oceans and decided planet Earth was gaialing. They decided to abort their landing procedures and flee home.

Etymology: Gaia: (Greek Goddess of the Earth; also the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions (as the temperature of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so as to be suitable for life; also: this system regarded as a single organism) & Ailing (Ill,prone to sickness)

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Terrafied

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: TAIR ah fide

Sentence: After all the gloom-and-doom forecasts (both true and hyped) about the state of the Earth, most of us are now terrafied. What is the AlGore-ithm for solving the problem of ecoterrorism and replacing it with ecoterraism? If we don't get a tranfusion of hemoglobe-in and gammaglobe-ulin, we're going to end up with the globetrots.

Etymology: terra (earth) + terrified

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Flumoon

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: flu + moon

Sentence: Man has walked on the moon but he has walked on the earth for more years and has taken many more steps there. If we were to inhabit the moon, our blue moon, our paper moon, our man in the moon, our moonglow, our new moon would all become just a flumoon....we would probably manage to infect it with the same maladies with which we have infected the planet we inhabit....

Etymology: flu (short for influenza;Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease) and moon (one of the seven major bodies which move relative to the fixed stars in the night sky—the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

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COMMENTS:

Flu...ooo...moon, I saw you standing alone...without a dream in your heart...without a love of your own." Song of the Day, dedicated to Silveryaspen! - readerwriter, 2009-04-22: 10:47:00

Enjoyed your sentence, mweinmann - well crafted. - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:18:00

Silvery Moon is more fitting as a song for me, readerwriter. 'Sail along silvery moon, sail along lovers' lane, sail along silvery moon, to my love again!" There's another old verse about the moon I like "Oh, the moon shines east and the moon shines west, but I like the moonshine they make next door best!" - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:22:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-22: 00:01:01
Today's definition was inspired by Earth Day. And the way things are going, maybe we do need some extraterrestrial help... ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 02:09:00
This is another great fresh definition and very clever cartoon!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 02:13:00
Since players are located, not only all over the 4 time zones in North America, but the time zones, of Europe, Asia, and even Austrailia ... verbotomies are posted all during the 24 hour period after a new definition is posted. For example, when it is midnight ESDT, where I am the is 10:00 p.m. MSDT. I certainly do like to be in bed earlier than midnight, even thought tonight I won't be!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 06:17:00
James, we certainly need more done to regulate people somehow to quit building MORE and use empty buldings and incentives to clean up our world! It's so sad to me to watch what the greed of people and uncaring of what they are doing to our planet for our children to have to deal with when we're long gone...food for thought on this one! :) I enjoyed today's verbotomies a LOT! Thank YOU!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 07:27:00
OOOPS James, I see a typo...(buldings) buildings* It's late and I was bored and commenting on a LOT pages,voting and making definitions...I guess I better get some rest finally! Having too much FUN!!!! lol :) I LOVE this site and the people!

readerwriter - 2009-04-22: 08:34:00
Me,too, Abrakadeborah...and Down Under because they are one day ahead, they get to play Verbotomy on Sunday!

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-04-22: 10:21:00
It's a bit disheartening at times when I get up at 5:00 a.m. to see the definition and not only are there several words posted, but folks have already voted before we on the east coast have had our coffee.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 22:46:00
Sorry mrskellysci ... but it's such a fun way to end my day! Hope you find it a fun way to begin yours! My biggest joy comes from reading everyone's creations, and feeling enriched and refreshed by that as I begin my day. I do wait until the last hour or two before I vote, so I can give consideration to as many verbotomies as possible ... but occasionally there is one so appealing and great, it's hard to wait! It's just nice to think that every is having the time of their lives while whenever they are here. Sure is nice that this open to all time zones all over the world!

splendiction - 2009-04-22: 22:52:00
Happy Earth Day to all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-23: 00:27:00
Yes it is earth day at Verbotomy, and we have people playing from all sides of the planet, which is great! Thank you to everyone! ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-04-23: 04:17:00
Maybe we are all adding new meaning to the word Bi-Polar????