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'My other car is a hybrid'

DEFINITION: n. A person who pretends to be green because they think global warming is hot. v. To name-drop green status symbols in a shallow attempt to attract comely green people.

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Grasskisser

Created by: Jabberwocky

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Sentence: He was such a grasskisser that he put his pesticide bottles in the bottom of the recycle bin and covered them with soy milk cartons

Etymology: grass + ass kisser

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Specoseduction

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: speek-oh-sed-uk-shun

Sentence: his mastery of specoseduction turned his rivals green with envy

Etymology: speak + eco + seduction

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Greengadfly

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: green/gad/fly

Sentence: He knew he had met his match when he encountered the leaf-lorn "Greengadfly" as he pitched his woo in the curbside recycle bin.

Etymology: although the origin of the word dates back to the time when a "fly bit the cattle", today in our politically-correct environment it is more closely associated with vagarious, vanity-conscious vegans

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Enviromench

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: en-VI-ro-mench

Sentence: When he winked when he told me he'd like to show me his Prius, I knew he was an enviromench.

Etymology: Environment + Mench

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Opporgreenistic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: op - per - green - is - tik

Sentence: Simon showed opporgreenistic behavior by mentioning all of his "green" habits around attractive women that he thought to be ecologically motivated. He would tell half-truths and green lies just to impress them.

Etymology: opportunistic (taking advantage of situations that arise; said of people who will take advantage of situations to advance their own interests, without regard for principles), green

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Ingreentiate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-green-chee-ate

Sentence: Armand tried to ingreentiate himself with the hot bunny hugger who moved in next door by wearing a Save-the-Whales t-shirt to the neighborhood block party.

Etymology: ingratiate: pander to; suck up to + green

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COMMENTS:

like it - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-14: 12:18:00

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Ecotunist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ek/oh/toon/nist

Sentence: Many multinational corporations are merely ecotunists in an attempt to score points with young environmentalists.

Etymology: ecological + opportunist

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Ecoflirt

Created by: Paloma

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Sentence: Reusable tote bags are a must for anyone who wants to ecoflirt at the grocery store.

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Greenwannabee

Created by: queeny

Pronunciation: green wanna be

Sentence: the dude is SUCH a greenwannabee, posing like he knows how to recycle, pleaze

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Greeneer

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: grēnēn

Sentence: Bruce tried his best to look eco-friendly. The Green Now club had some of the nicest-looking co-eds on campus. Sally saw through his greeneer the first time he attended a club meeting, driving up in his H2. It didn't help his cause that he brought a round of coffee for each of the members in styrofoam cups.

Etymology: green (eco-friendly) + veneer (an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something's true nature or feelings)

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COMMENTS:

subtle - nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-14: 12:17:00

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Comments:

- 2006-11-13: 07:11:00
How true. Green is the new status symbol. Every frigging celebrity is now wrapped in a fig leaf.

queeny - 2006-11-13: 14:11:00
love this word enviromench . hey, you guys behind the curtain, I want to change my vote.

- 2006-11-13: 14:11:00
Great sentence deadpanwalking: "When he winked when he told me he'd like to show me his Prius, I knew he was an enviromench."

- 2006-11-13: 14:11:00
And this one is funny too -- Even Larry David needs to give himself an ecoboost every now and then, as he so valiantly attempted when he tried to chase down his fellow Prius driver so he could greet him as a fellow Prius driver.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-14: 00:05:00
Today's definition was illustrated by Franke James. Thank you Franke. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-14: 10:35:00
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