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'The ice caps are melting!'

DEFINITION: v. To increase the world's liquid water supply (and dramatically raise the level of our oceans) by accidentally melting the polar ice caps. n. The rising seas and associated flooding due to melting ice caps.

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Subterrainingon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sub-ter-RAIN-ing-on

Sentence: By trying to harvest ice from the arctic and antarctic ice caps to sell as crushed ice to bars around the world, the ice magnates created massive melting resulting in global downpours of biblical proportions, with subterraningon, the gradual submergence of nations around the globe, being the result.

Etymology: blend of prefix 'sub' (under), 'terrain' (land expanse) 'rain' and 'on'. Play on the word subterranean....'below the surface of the ear

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Globalwarning

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: glow ball warn ing

Sentence: Globalwarning of rapid carbon release from the earth should encourage measures such as a return to using renewable energy sources such as water power, wind power, even solar power. Certain industries and populations must reduce their carbon emissions, or we will continue to see ocean water levels rise, bizarre weather; and ultimately experience continued loss of animal and human life...leading to extinction.

Etymology: From the words "globalwarming" and "warning". A term that warns that our problem of globalwarming needs immediate attention and change over to using "green", earth-friendly energies. This is our globalwarning!

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COMMENTS:

Really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:37:00

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Suburgia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbərgēə

Sentence: Life would never be the same in Frostberg. Yes, global warming had kicked in and the polar ice cap was breaking up. That just meant that suburbia was now suburgia with a full-fledged iceberg parked in the recently-developed harbor. Residents can go boating in the morning and ice climbing in the afternoon. Old-man Johnson had tried to start up a snow cone stand but most didn't care for the salty treats.

Etymology: suburbia (the suburbs or their inhabitants viewed collectively) + berg (a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier or ice sheet and carried out to sea)

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Glowarm

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: GLO warm

Sentence: Tom tucked his daughter into bed with the Gloworm he had given her from his childhood. He had been watching something on TV just before that about global warming. Later in his confused dreams there was an oversized Glowarm doll made of ice, walking around like a King Kong character melting all over and raising the water levels in the city. Tom’s dream of his glowarm situation reminded him that he should be more environmentally conscious.

Etymology: GLOBAL WARMING: GLOWORM:

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metrohumanx A heartwarming yet disturbing story. I try to be environmentally couscous. but it's hard. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:59:00

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Htooeauno

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: aych too o no

Sentence: When the polar icxe caps started melting, everyone, including hydromatists ran around yelling, "htooeauno!

Etymology: H2O - symbol for water & Eau (French for water) & Oh No! (exclamation of disbelief)

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Theathaw

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: theethaw

Sentence: Maybe it was his choice of words, maybe his lisp, but when Henry tried to warn people about global warming, his efforts fell on deaf ears. His proclamation to "beware the arctic theathaw" left people wondering why a teetertotter in the tundra could be any concern to them.

Etymology: thea (ocean) + thaw (to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt) play on seesaw with a lisp.

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Polarthawgraphy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pole ar thaw gra fee

Sentence: When Jill entered university to study polarthawgraphy, she was confused. She first thought polar ice caps were drinks. She thought placing freezers over the poles would ensure they did not melt away, as she was afraid Santa would drown at the North Pole...

Etymology: Polar (ice caps) & Thaw (melt) & Graphy (suffix indicating an art or descriptive science)

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Tipanic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tīpanik

Sentence: Every report of global warming sends Gloria into a tizzy. She feels like a passenger on the Tipanic except that there may not be an iceberg to run into.

Etymology: Titanic (a British passenger liner, the largest ship in the world when it was built and supposedly unsinkable, that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives) + panic (sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety)

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Floeke

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flow - k

Sentence: It was a complete floeke that Noah had finished both the carpentry and the animal husbandry when the ice age was ended unexpectedly by the sudden impact of an armada of spaceships against the arctic ice cap. Was it an act of God, intelligent design, or a surreal blend of fact and fiction. In truth, Noah had no forewarning. He was a boatbuilder with a strange penchant for animals and a great deal of ambition. Coincidentallly about the same time he started construction, the lush who was Admiral started drinking rocket fuel "on the rocks", which resulted in him leading his flotilla of spaceships completely off course. Some twenty years later they crashed spectacularly into the Arctic Circle, en route to Betelgeuse, just as the pair of zebras clopped up the gangplank and the water lapped around the keel.

Etymology: floe (as in ice floe) + flow (as in water) + fluke (accident) + it sounds like a 4 letter exclamation

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Interesting tale, petaj! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 00:33:00

petaj surreal huh! - petaj, 2009-03-17: 04:51:00

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Eaumygod

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: oh maye god

Sentence: "Eaumygod! Water disaster!" Icebergs wreck flotilla in Monaco! full story inside

Etymology: eau as in water! oh my God

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luv that first head line! Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:24:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-16: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-16: 17:55:00
Everyone did such great creating today! Every sentence and verbotomy was a delight to read!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-27: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James