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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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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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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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Gaiaaaaaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aaaaaaaa

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Etymology: gaia aaaaargh

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Epidemicorb

petaj

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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COMMENTS:

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

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Homocreatoxic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ho-mo-crea-toxic

Sentence: The guide pointed out the window and announced to the group of tourists, "This is an example of a homocreatoxic planet." Sadly, it is systematically being destroyed by the dominant species who either does not recognize or isn't concerned by the signs of impending demise. This is the only planet we've seen thus far that has come to this particular form of extinction. Anthropologists say that it once was like a garden with fields, mountains, oceans and millions of diverse creatures. This is as close as we can get to the planet without risking contagion. Now, let's move on to Saturn's exquisite rings..."

Etymology: Homo: (Latin) man/mankind + Creation: (creationism)the world as it was created by a creator + Toxic: poisonous, often by chemical means

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COMMENTS:

Triple word play, very apt to the definition ... Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:24:00

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Morbitorbit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor bit or bit

Sentence: When Glak and Fribor entered Earth's atmosphere, they knew they were going into a morbitorbit. They had been to this planet, third from the Sun, before, but eons ago. When they saw it again, it was like viewing the rusted and decaying snagrom of a kleronbeen. A yellowy haze (not yet identified on their gastronomogeiger)hung over the sphere. Then they started giggling to themselves. "Jokes on you, Earthlings! You feel guilty, but really there is a sign near the Milky Way, pointing to Earth as a sanitary refuse and toxic dump for the Universe. All us aliens picked your planet because we could hide our trash in plain sight here! Your are not alone and the trash is out there!"

Etymology: Morbid (caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology;suggesting the horror of death and decay; suggesting an unhealthy state) & Orbit (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another)

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metrohumanx Glak and Fribor saw the snagrom- hope they don't induce a pogrom! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:20:00

Never thought about earth as being part of Universe-alley. Your sentence truly makes us realate to the definition in a Bigger Way! All parts of your verbotomy are so great, they are Out Of This World! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:56:00

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Urachoonus

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: U R ACHEW NUS

Sentence: It looks like a nice place to visit, but the Urachoonus is getting to the breaking point down there.

Etymology: Uranus + A Sneeze

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

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Universillness

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: yoōnəvərsilnis

Sentence: The citizens of Mars have voted to study the science of moving their planet to another solar system to get away from the universillness called Earth.

Etymology: universe/universal (all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos) + illness (a disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind)

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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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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????