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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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Hootingallery

Top verboticism of the day 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)

Created by: silveryaspen.

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Gnomemansland: /NO-manz-land/ 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' Created by: Nosila.

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

Shamitten: /shar-mit-ten/ Leslie was aghast when she pulled up in front of her friends' house. 'I knew Sarah had a gnome fetish, but this is total addiction! She's completely shamitten'. Etymology: Sham - bogus or false Smitten - strongly attracted to someone or something. Created by: fabdiva.

Tackyahtized: /Tak-e-ah-tized/ 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. Created by: abrakadeborah.

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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

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