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'What do you think of the newest addition to our front lawn?'

DEFINITION: v. To express your love of nature by covering your lawn with statues, ornaments and other plastic figurines. n. A home which is infested with gnomes, elves, plastic animals, and other lawn ornaments.

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Shamitten

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: shar-mit-ten

Sentence: Leslie was aghast when she pulled up in front of her friends' house. 'I knew Sarah had a gnome fetish, but this is total addiction! She's completely shamitten'.

Etymology: Sham - bogus or false Smitten - strongly attracted to someone or something.

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Ornafestation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôrnəfestāshən

Sentence: Maybe it is a form of separation anxiety or some sort of guilty pleasure but every time Bob needs to leave town on business, Louise feels the need to add to the ornafestation in the front yard. This time during a trip to Kansas she went for the full tacky-pack — the burro with cart complete with gnome driver and 8 dozen plastic flowers. Bob has learned to walk to and from his car looking only at his shoes and enough walkway to keep from tripping.

Etymology: ornament (a thing used to adorn something but usually having no practical purpose) + (insects or animals in large numbers, typically so as to cause damage or disease)

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Gnomensland

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no mens land

Sentence: Mary Contrary's home was a gaudy fairy tale house surrounded by a front and backyard covered by every known garden ornament. She had over 200 garden gnomes, no two alike and each had a name. Her home was a gnomensland, as no sane man would be caught dead in this fairyland setting. Even her dog was embarrassed to be seen there...he was sure all these creatures came alive at night and they probably did!

Etymology: Gnome (elf or fairy) & No Mens Land (devoid of men) & WordPlay on No-Mans-Land (an area not suitable or used for occupation or habitation;

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Dwarficulture

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dw-orf-kulcha

Sentence: Minnie by name, mini by nature, she loved trolling through the flea markets looking for tyre swans, ceramic animals and her favourite concrete gnomes to add to the dwarficulture in her back yard.

Etymology: dwarf + horticulture

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COMMENTS:

Clever start to your great sentence and for your great verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:31:00

Excellent word! Dwarficulture captures well the selection of "dwarf" and disney gnomes out there! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:02:00

Great gnomenclature - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:18:00

Gnomaste...great word! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:26:00

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Gnomania

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōmānēə

Sentence: Barbara was diagnosed with an acute case of gnomania, an obsessive-repulsive disorder characterized by the collection and display of dwarf-like creatures on her lawn, in her home, and office cubicle. Barb's family became concerned when she started wearing pointed caps, overalls and a fake beard. They had her committed when she started shopping around for a full-body tattoo.

Etymology: gnome (a legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground) + mania (mental illness marked by periods of great excitement, euphoria, delusions, and overactivity)

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COMMENTS:

Such expertise in your word & sentence - I admire it! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:03:00

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Lucy thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of 'Gnome', (One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures) 'man' (human), and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'

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COMMENTS:

Hmmmmm - Mustang, 2013-08-15: 06:42:00

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Cornyments

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: korh-nee-mintz

Sentence: Ova D. Topp loved looking down over the cosmos of cornyments she had created. Near the curb were the worms, caterpillers and fish. Next was a terrace of teradactyls and T-Rex's. Above them were the gnomes and fairies, separated by a bridge (underneath were the trolls) which led to deer, swans and toadstools. Closest to her throne on the porch were statues of a little girl reading, a boy fishing, a mermaid, a trio of angels and Athena, a Greek goddess. The only disturbance to her sight were the two For Sale signs on her neighbors' lawns which never went away.

Etymology: Blending CORNY + ORNAMENTS

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COMMENTS:

Yes I agree! Less is more! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:55:00

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Gnomicile

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gnome-i-cile

Sentence: Jeanette loved her garden, all the little plastic bunnies, gnomes and flamingos. As soon as it warmed up in spring, she was putting together her gnomicile for everyone to enjoy.

Etymology: gnome -- diminutive beings responsible for guarding the earth. domicile -- permanent home

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COMMENTS:

Great etymology. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:37:00

Yes gnomicile is perfect! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:54:00

Gnomes are so gneat....and gnatural. - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:13:00

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Tchotchkepidemic

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: chawtch-key-epp-ih-dem-ick

Sentence: The toys that comprised the tchotchkepidemic on her lawn were defaced by the neighbourhood kids. To her horror they drew anatomically correct body parts on the gnomes and smurfs with black Sharpies.

Etymology: tchotchke (as in trinket or ornament) + epidemic (as in a rapid spread or increase in the occurrence of something)

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Lawnbegone

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: lawn-bee-gawn

Sentence: Do you see way too much green when you look out your window? Do your eyes water when you see blades of grass moving in the wind? Then pick up some LAWNBEGONE today! Just one spray of this magical potion will cause a slew ceramic gnomes, plastic flamingos, holiday decorations, flashing lights, and random political signs to pop up all over your lawn! No longer will you be subject to the horridly soft and sweet-smelling green stuff that pops up in your yard. LAWNBEGONE will make your wildest dreams come true. Pick up a bottle (or ten) today!

Etymology: Lawn: greenery that grows in your yard. Be: to exist. Gone: not here.

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COMMENTS:

REally good word! Your advertisement is very appealing, too! "Do your eyes water when you see blades of grass..."!!! ;) - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:05:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-01: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James