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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sen trol park

Sentence: Ivy thought she was a cultivated, worldly person. When she and her sister, Holly, bought a house and started to decorate the large garden with trolls and other garden accessories, Ivy decided to call their home Centrollpark. She had a little sign painted to hang on the gate and her neighbours thought her English country garden decorated with the fairyland characters quite quaint. Eventually though their garden was over-run by gnomes, fairies, flamingos, leprechauns, toadstools, toads, windmills and wells. Then some of their friends started giving the girls plastic pigs in all sizes and colors to add to their motif. The pigs were everywhere. The fish pond became Swine Lake, their toolshed became a sty, the Flamingos became Hamingos and the walk, now a trotter, was a big boar. The plastic porcines threatened to hog every green space in the yard. Sadly the lovely Centrollpark had become Centrollpork!

Etymology: Central Park (A huge park in Manhattan) & Troll (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature, either a dwarf or a giant)


hahaha, clever story and word. - mweinmann, 2009-04-17: 09:09:00

This is one to really extroll (extoll) over! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:27:00

LOL at the pigs theme! Well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:57:00

Ivy sounds like a troll-op - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:15:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: hoot ing gal ur ee

Sentence: Fey Array bought every whimsical and fanciful, other worldly and unwordly, lawn knick-knack, and bit of bric-a-brac, of mythical and mystical, gnomes, elves, fairies, grrr-animals, and even a few alien indiscernibles. She then rigged them, so they would talk and sing, grunt and groan, squeek and squawk, and even moan. Her yard was not only a bijouterie, it was a hootery. Her loud cacaphony of embellishments, (some say it was an emhellishment) not only stunnged the eyes, it also blasted the ears .... until the day, old man Remington went shooting in her hootingallery!

Etymology: HOOT, HOOTING, GALLERY. Yes hootingallery is a pun of SHOOTING GALLERY. Hoot - any things (or anyone) that are highly amusing and funny. Hooting - shouting and laughing sounds that are usually quite loud. Gallery - has many meanings but the one that applies here is: a place where objects are exhibited. /// FEY ARRAY - is a word play on Faye Wray who starred in the original King Kong film. Fey means mystical. Array - a collection of objects arranged for viewing. /// bijou - ornamental objects and trinkets. Thus a bijouterie is the place where these are. (I thought bijouterie was a real word but didn't find it in Encarta's online dictionary and was too tired/lazy to look in other dictionaries.) /// In my Fictionary, a hootery is any collection of items that are a hoot or make hooting noises. /// Emhellishment is a verbotomy of embellishment and hell. /// Stunnged is a verbotomy of stunned and stung. /// Thank goodness this long etymology is doneg! (done/dung)

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: gau dy gnome

Sentence: Their garden was slowly receding as it faced increased competition with the statuaries, gnomes, bird baths, and plastic pinwheels. In fact, many nearby residents began worrying their realestate was being devalued by the whole gaudygnhome and its dreadfully garish collections of lawn and garden accessories. The owner’s oldest, most favoured, gnomes had even begun to desintigrate into fragments of faintly painted terracotta.

Etymology: From GAUDY, GARDEN, GNOME and HOME. It means a home that is gaudy, or garish, due to its plethora of garden gnomes and such.

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: BRIK ah brak en

Sentence: Sue Veneer likes to bring home something "cute" for her yard from every place she travels. Since her collection represents places from Alaska to Zimbabwe, there is no rhyme nor reason to how things are placed. She also favors "the wild look," which features a lot of bushes and ground cover, requiring a minimum of upkeep. Sue's yard is probably the only place in the world where a polar bear towers over a zebra, both standing in a patch of English ivy. Her neighbors find it unusual and call it "the bric-a-bracken," but consider it much more tolerable than the previous owner's yard, which most of them remember all too well even though it was almost fifteen years ago. That one featured, um, "vintage," cars in various states of repair, many up on blocks.

Etymology: bric-a-brac (knick-knacks, curios, novelty decorations) + bracken (dense or scrubby shrubbery or undergrowth)

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Tak-e-ah-tized

Sentence: Wilhelmina Walmartia tackyahtized her lawn with figurines of Gnomes,Pixies,Dolls and Faries. She had collected so many figurines that there wasn't any grass in her yard anymore. The neighbors would often hear Wilhelmina talking to the figurines as if they were her own children. They thought it a bit strange when she was found sleeping under a mushroom cuddled up to a Gnome.

Etymology: Tacky: Lacking style or good taste; tawdry. ahtized: To go into a hypnotic state of mind to be tacky.

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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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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Junk-a-ments

Sentence: Trailoretta just loved decorating her yard with all types of "junkaments" She would keep adding more and more plastic ornaments and figurines until, she barely had enough room to get to her mobile home doorsteps. Often the neighbors would peer out of their curtains...watching Trailoretta kneeling down to pet and talk to her gnomes and elf collection.(She apparently thought the the mushrooms, elves and gnomes had magical powers.)

Etymology: Junk:Rubbish,debris, crap (slang) trashy,clutter. Ornaments:Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment (in this case an over embellishment of plastic junk.)


Oh how well, your word describes some of these! Good blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:41:00

Trailoretta is a Trailer Park Girl for sure...and some mushrooms do have magical powers! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:25:00

Thank you both very much I really enjoy each others comments and your sentences! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-20: 18:18:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: k itch in

Sentence: The food in her kitschen was great, it was the little plaques all over the place with heart warming phrases that were hard to stomach.

Etymology: kitchen, kitsch

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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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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


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


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Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

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Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James