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'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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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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Zombeanstalk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zämbēnstôk

Sentence: Zack planted some beans that he was told were magic. Little did he know how true that was. Once planted they could not be stopped. After harvesting a few nasty tasting beans he decided to plant tomatoes so he turned over the soil and put in a few nice plants. The next day he found the uprooted ”mater” plants plastered against the shed as if flung by some unseen hand and the zombeanstalk standing in their place. Thus began a summer of battle to reclaim the garden. Pesticides, herbicides, even hoes and machetes were no match for this evil thing. Every assault just seemed to make it stronger. The onset of Winter finally brought Zack the relief he sought. He is now desperately trying to sell his house so that he can be gone by the Spring thaw.

Etymology: zombie (a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft) + beanstalk (the stem of a bean plant, proverbially fast growing and tall)

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love it! - galwaywegian, 2010-11-02: 16:06:00

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Clovercome

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klo ver kum

Sentence: Daisy's attempts to unsuccessfully remove the clover from her lawn made her realize that she was now clovercome.

Etymology: Clover (3 leaved plant that is hard to get rid of) & Overcome (rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or profusion of something)

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Eradicaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee-RAD-ehck-aynt

Sentence: Over the course of the growing season Livonia had tried all kinds of chemicals, digging, chopping, lawn mower, and with her latest effort of pouring charcoal starter fluid and lighting it, she was distressed to find that this too was one more eradicaint when she saw the plant flourishing a couple days later.

Etymology: Blend of 'eradicate' (eliminate, dispose of, wipe out) and 'aint' (is not)

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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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Boomeragweed

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: boo-ma-rag-weed

Sentence: Boomeragweeds had taken over the lawn despite every effort to eradiate them. The gardener had developed a very impressive physique from hacking at them with a hoe everytime they returned, but he had also contracted a strange cough from exposure to the cocktail of chemicals that had been sprayed in the preceding months.

Etymology: boomerang (keeps coming back when you throw one with practice) + ragweed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragweed )

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COMMENTS:

petaj LOL. I quite like that I had a typo. Was supposed to be eradicate. But trying to nuke the weeks is another option. - petaj, 2009-04-20: 06:23:00

petaj typos, weeks should be weeds - petaj, 2009-04-20: 06:23:00

Your booming great create strikes the right weedy chords here! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 17:39:00

Boomeragweed...they always come back! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:24:00

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Pestaside

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pest a syde

Sentence: No matter what she tried, Flora could not rid her yard of crab grass. It grew in her lawn. her flower beds, under trees and in between cracks in the cement. She had tried every chemical she could find to eliminate it.But nothing worked.In her mind, the pesticides just became pestasides, because the weeds came back somewhere else. She decided to use reverse psychology. If she planted crab grass on purpose, maybe her lawn and flowers would become the pests and grow in it's place! No wonder they called it crab grass...it makes you a crab trying to eliminate it!

Etymology: Pest (crab grass:grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest (nuisance) in lawns)& Aside (in a different direction)

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Unwhackable

Created by: mkaye

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After only a few months of neglect, my lawn is now filled with unwhackables.

Etymology: plant growth that is undeterred by a weed whacker

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Darennial

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: der en neeyal

Sentence: Michelle had always known that dandelions were darennials. They dared to grow everywhere and they did. No amount of herbicide or digging got rid of them totally. They grew in cracks in the concrete, in the grass and garden and anywhere else they wanted. These darennials, caused her dispairennials and were unfairennials. Michelle swore that if she actually planted them they were rebelennial enough not to grow where you wanted them. Obstinate and defiant, Michelle thought of them as swearennials. Well, if you can't beat them, join them. Michelle decided to harvest their leaves for salads, their roots for herbal laxatives and their flowers for wine and edible salads. Of course, wouldn't you know it...the year Michelle counted on the bumper crop to start her health food empire, nary a yellow bloom appeared. Somehow they had gotten wind they would be put to work and they disappeared...sounds like Michelle's brother, Michael, the King of the Benefits, the Dole-y Lama!

Etymology: Dare ( a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy) & Perennial (A plant lastin g 3 seasons or more and recurring again & again).

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metrohumanx Your creative mind blooms like an OH-PUN lotus blossom. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-20: 01:41:00

Excellennial! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 09:53:00

Thanks, metro...it'd due to an abundance of fertilizer! - Nosila, 2009-04-25: 22:09:00

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Surrhounded

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sir hound ed

Sentence: Giant Dandy Lions, roared with life, all around Poison Ivy, blocking her sun and drinking up all her water. nearly strangling her and every thing else! Her husband, O. D. Stickers, tried beating them back with his thorny limbs, and was everblasting them with Weed-Be-Gone. Alas and Alack, they just grew right back ... the li-on-and-ons remained kings of the jungle! Like hope springing eternally, Dandy Lions were springing back up ... infernally. O. D. Stickers and Poison Ivy would forever be surrhounded by Dandy Lions!

Etymology: SURROUND, HOUNDED. Surround - occupy the space all around. Hounded - pestered in a persistent, constant, ceaseless manner.

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COMMENTS:

Silvery realy good word! We're all FUNNY Poets very Entertaining! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-20: 18:13:00

It's like they are lion dancing, those Lion Kings! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:14:00

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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