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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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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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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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Deglobecay

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dee-globe-kay

Sentence: The rotting stench of Earth's deglobecay could be detected by foreign beings high up in the stratosphere. So much so that they created a Febreeze spray bottle the size of Pluto.

Etymology: decay (sick & rotting) + globe (planet)

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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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Graveneworld

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: grave new world

Sentence: Capitalizing on their own freedoms, the earth’s inhabitants forgot to take care of their earth: her ground, air and water. The Graveneworld, as she came to be, suffered an imbalance which made her earth feverishly warm in areas and in other areas, cruelly cold or stormy. Oceans of earth were infected with their oil spills, chemicals, nuclear stubs. Earth’s inhabitants needed to take better care of her.

Etymology: GRAVE (destructive) NEW World: gets its meaning from some ideas in A. Huxley's Brave New World, such as the destructive effects of some "progress" like industrialization on nature.

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COMMENTS:

Greetings, Earthlings...take heed from splendiction's good advice! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:30:00

(oops! your word isn't in your sentence) Nevertheless, it is a Great Word Play! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:33:00

powerful image and such a great word it sticks in the memory ... will use your word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:37:00

thanks a. I fixed the sentence so that it contains the word. - splendiction, 2009-04-22: 22:44:00

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Tubearthculosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: toob erth kul os is

Sentence: The aliens avoided our planet once they determined it had developed tubearthculosis. It was the only explanation for the poor air quality and inability of most Earthlings to breathe properly.

Etymology: Tuberculosis (infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages) and makes breathing very difficult) & Earth (our Planet)

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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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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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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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Planetosis

Created by: Koekbroer

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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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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????