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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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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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Botoxic

artr

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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Astrohnomist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: asss trooooh noooooh missst

Sentence: She followed the screams through the physics department till she came to the door with the plaque which read "Prof. C. Licken, astrohnomist"

Etymology: astronomist, oh no,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Panorbozoovex

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pan-ORB-oh-ZOO-vecks

Sentence: A plague of greed’s upon Our Sphere- It can be seen; it smells like fear. Plunder, harvest, strip her bare- Hurry now don’t miss your share! A malady some thought inspired… The Struggle now must NOT grow tired. No catalogue or even index- Defines the word..... PANORBOZOOVEX !!!

Etymology: PAN+ORB+(bozo)+ZOO+VEX= PANORBOZOOVEX.....PAN: (prefix)comes from Greek and means "all." It is similar to the prefix omni- only omni- comes from Latin.....ORB: a spherical body, especially Earth, a spherical celestial object; Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb.....BOZO: a foolish or incompetent person, a famous 20th century clown; origin unknown [ 1916 ].....ZOO: a place, situation, or group marked by crowding, confusion, or unrestrained behavior, a collection of living animals usually for public display; short for zoological garden [1847].....VEX: to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to; Middle English, from Anglo-French vexer, from Latin vexare to agitate, harry; probably akin to Latin vehere to convey [15th century]

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metrohumanx To the planetary barricades! Decentralize solar power! Revolution is NOT a dirty word! Ars Longa Vita Brevis! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:30:00

The worsening world ... in versening unfurled ... and yet your last line and verbotomix ... evoke a smile ... for your fourplex! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:31:00

You make it go from bad to verse, metro...like turning lemons into limoncello! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:36:00

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Galaxative

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gal ax a tiv

Sentence: Old Mother Earth had been long been in a constipative state when it came to ridding her heavenly body of toxins. Some Earthlings feared that it was getting too late to give her a galaxative to rid herself of the cosmic damage inflicted by her inhabitants.

Etymology: Galaxy ((astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust) & Laxative (a mild cathartic;stimulating evacuation)

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stellar! - galwaywegian, 2010-11-04: 04:29:00

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Gaiaaaaaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aaaaaaaa

Sentence:

Etymology: gaia aaaaargh

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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????