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Permanettle

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: per-ma-net-tle

Sentence: (no offense to Dr. Suess & Fox in Socks) This is the story of Annette L. Snettle who loved to garden, but hated nettle: Have you ever heard of a permanettle battle? Well, when Annette L. battles nettles where the nettles like to settle and they settle in a kettle where Annette L. planted petals; they call this Annette L. Snettle permanettle settle metal kettle petal battle.

Etymology: permanent: forever, eternal + nettle (n): a nasty weed with stinging hairs that cause a skin reation + nettle(v): to vex or irritate

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - readerwriter, 2009-04-20: 09:31:00

Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 10:01:00

We are nettle lone! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:17:00

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Damndelion

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: dam-de-lye-on

Sentence: Trevor spent the better part of the day treating the golf course for various weeks. All was going well until he reached the green at the 15th hole. He tried everything in his arsenal to kill the bright yellow flowers only to come back to find them standing as tall as ever. Finally, he decided to put on his gloves and yank the weed out by its roots. The joke was on him though - the next morning he found that the damndelion had fought back and brought an army of yellow crusaders to invade the green. Trevor looked upon the field of yellow and exclaimed "Damndelions!!".

Etymology: Damn + dandelion

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COMMENTS:

beauty! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-20: 11:26:00

Damn Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 17:40:00

metrohumanx YELLOW CRUSADERS! Great imagery. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-20: 20:16:00

If I said I din't like it, I'd be delion! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:12:00

artr Wish I'd thought of it! Great word! - artr, 2009-04-21: 05:06:00

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Kudzurrection

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kood-zoo-rek-shuhn

Sentence: It's Spring. It must be kudzurrection time. Kim spends all Summer trying to kill or, at least, curtail these pesky weeds only to have them sprout anew when April comes around. Aaaaaaahhhhhh!

Etymology: Kudzu (fast-growing Chinese and Japanese climbing vine) + resurrection (the act of rising from the dead)

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Deeterminate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee ter min ayt

Sentence: When Stella realized that the dandelions were not so dandy and the crabgrass was very crabby,she decided to act. Because these weeds allowed pesky bugs to dwell, she decided to deeterminate their existance. Sure for the first few weeks,it was a Garden of Eden, but then all the weeds and bugs returned, like bad boomerangs.

Etymology: DEET (anagram for diethyl(meta)toluamidef, a bug/weed killer) & Terminate (to kill, end) and WordPlay on Determine (shape or influence)

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Immortaweed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: imôrtawēd

Sentence: Randy is a fanatic about his lawn. He is constantly on guard against any encroachment by anything other than his beloved bluegrass. He has been known to vacuum his grass to remove possible stray seeds that might have blown into his yard. That is what has him so upset about the the appearance of an a dandelion in the middle of his yard. He sprang into action, first trying to dig it out. It came back. He then tried herbicide. It thrived. This pest is proving to be an immortaweed even exhibiting herbal resurrection. Randy is weighing the use of dynamite.

Etymology: immortal (living forever; never dying or decaying) + weed (a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants)

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Defolihaternal

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: dee-fole-ee-HATE-err-null

Sentence: His lawn was a crop, so smooth and compliant- but marred by a dandelion so defiant! He doused it with poison and dug up the roots- tried stomping it out with his hobnail boots. His hatred it grew- and became quite diurnal- It doomed him to try to DEFOLIATERNAL. In dreams it would flourish, in truth it’s quite sad- That one odd little weed made a sane man go mad.

Etymology: DEFOLIate+HATe+etERNAL=DEFOLIHATERNAL.....DEFOLIATE:to deprive of leaves especially prematurely; Late Latin defoliatus, past participle of defoliare, from Latin de- + folium leaf[1791].....HATE: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury, extreme dislike or antipathy; Middle English, from Old English hete; akin to Old High German haz hate, Greek kēdos care.....ETERNAL: perpetual, having infinite duration, everlasting; Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus eternal, from aevum age, eternity.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx DIURNAL: recurring every day; Middle English, from Latin diurnalis. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-20: 00:51:00

A fun rhyme with verbotomy whose ending might be said to be an earn-all! (ernal). - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 09:59:00

LOL! You crack me up Metro!!! Great one! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-20: 18:10:00

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Inweedstructable

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: in-weed-struck-tab-ul

Sentence: She didn't care if she using the most toxic weed killer around and that it was polluting the water or potentially harming the neighbourhood cats or dogs, as long as all the inweedstructables in her garden were dead, she was happy.

Etymology: indestructable + weed

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Vegemutation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: vej eh mew ta shun

Sentence: Oh no, Genevieve screamed!! She felt that the nightmare had continued as she looked out the window and saw the vegemutation that had spawned overnight. The weeds and vegetation she had sprayed, dug out, pulled or otherwise attempted to eradicate had seemingly turned into larger, denser and more omininous revisions of themselves....

Etymology: vegetation (all the plant life in a particular region or period,the process of growth in plants)+ mutation ((change to adadpt to new conditions;a sudden variation (the offspring differing from its parents in some well-marked character or characters) as distinguished from a gradual variation in which the new characters become fully developed only in the course of many generations))

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Terrorific! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 10:02:00

It's like Revenge of the Trifids! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:15:00

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Sasquash

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: SAS kwosh

Sentence: Cala had spent many weeks the previous year getting rid of all the different kinds of squash that had grown in her garden. She had made pickles, disguised it in zucchini bread, roasted pumpkin seeds, and cut 20 jack-o-lanterns. She had even simply put some of it in bags which she then dropped off on random doorsteps on her way to work, knowing that her own neighbors would recognize her handiwork. And now it had all returned full force in a spectacularly scary regrowth, with even bigger plants than last year, like Sasquash. Calabashed her head against the wall with the frustration. "Oh my gourd!" she now cried. "It's just not cutecumber any more. It's spaghetting worse every year!" Butternutty ways will have her replanting next summer.

Etymology: Sasquatch + squash

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COMMENTS:

Love it! Your puns are like mine...not for the marrow-minded! - Nosila, 2010-11-02: 22:21:00

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Audreytwonacious

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: Aw-dree-twoo-nay-shuhs

Sentence: Lil Seymour cried out for her husband's help. They were coming after her, those audreytwonacious dandylions, elephant ears, tigerlilies, zebra grass and spider plants!

Etymology: Using AUDREY II, the man-eating plant of "Little Shop of Horrors" fame + TENACIOUS, meaning holding firmly, stubbornly. Sometimes also spelled AudreyIInacious

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-20: 21:25:00

It's cute and Oddry,too! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:20:00

I love your etymology and word very nice:) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 06:24:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-20: 00:24:00
Silvery is BRILLIANT :)~ Love the cartoon also :)

splendiction - 2009-04-20: 21:35:00
Yes I wish I had more than two votes to cast today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-20: 00:00:23
Thank you abrakadeborah and Silvery! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-02: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Henry! Get out here quick!'

DEFINITION: v. To try to kill a weed that just won't die. n. A weed that just keeps on coming back, no matter what you do to it.

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