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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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Planetosis

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Wow, look at all the flotsam in the oceans. I think earth is suffering from some pretty bad planetosis.

Etymology: Combines the words "planet" with the last two syllables of "halitosis"

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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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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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Enferterra

Created by: sclarr14

Pronunciation: En-Fer-Ter-Ra

Sentence: *In an airplane* Hey! Look out the window! I can see the entire enferterra from up here!

Etymology: From the spanish root words enferma (sick) ans terra (planet)

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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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Gaiaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aargh

Sentence: the planet went from gaia to gaiaaargh in about two decades.

Etymology: Gaia, aaargh

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Terrafied

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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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Algoritis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ahl gow rye tiss

Sentence: the only know cure for Algoritis is a globotomy

Etymology: Al Gore itis

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COMMENTS:

For overpopulation about going natural and using the Al Gore Rhythm Method? - readerwriter, 2009-04-22: 08:31:00

Both verbotomies are so timely and very witty! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:12:00

Owl Gore is a real hoot. Good word. - Mustang, 2009-04-22: 22:55:00

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Terrorfirma

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: tair-ah-fir-mah

Sentence: it was clear that this planet was in an advanced state of terrorfirma

Etymology: terror, terra firma

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COMMENTS:

Welcome Back! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-23: 01:38:00

nice to be back! - rikboyee, 2009-04-23: 18:30:00

Great word! - Nosila, 2009-04-25: 10:01:00

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Terrainfirma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ter-uh-in-furma

Sentence: Harry hates that the planet is in such dire straits but there aren't any real options but to continue to live on terrainfirma.

Etymology: terra firma (firm ground/earth) infirm (sick/weak)

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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????