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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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Kitschen

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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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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Gnomeandgarden

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nome and gar den

Sentence: Gnomera (her Gnome-de-Plume) had a beautiful home in Gnome, Alaska. She decorated it outside tastefully with flowers, lights and plenty of gnomes. So many in fact that her neighbours called it Gnomeandgarden. The neighbourhood decided to gnominate her for the annual HGTV show, Gnome for the Holidays. She quickly got busy and decorated with even more gnomes, enough that many people felt her theme "No place like Gnome" was a little too much like gnomerology. Sadly a big blizzard blew in and the TV Crew were unable to fly in to film the segment. "They should have called it "Gnome Alone", instead" she pined.

Etymology: Gnome (a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure;garden figures made to resemble gnomes) & Home & Garden (magazine,website and TV channel devoted to do-it-yourself and home makeovers)

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Centrollpark

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Gnomania

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

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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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Gnomemansland

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Barb 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, man, and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'.

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great....like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-17: 09:10:00

It doesn't get gnome better! Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:36:00

Yes this is a great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 16:07:00

There's no place like gnome! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:23:00

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

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Tackyahtized

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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Bricabracken

karenanne

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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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