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'Look! A pretty rainbow...'

DEFINITION: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

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Aesthetslick

Top verboticism of the day created by petaj

Pronunciation: ess-thet-slick

Sentence: While the workers toiled cleaning up the oil covered beach, several aesthetslicks tried to stop them from clearing the shiny, rainbow-hued slicks that washed up with the surf.

Etymology: aesthetic (pertaining to beauty) + slick (as in oil)

Created by: petaj.

Comments:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:56:00

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(Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Aestheticlysm: /es-thet-i-cliz-m/ Georgina walked through the door with her hair bedraggled and clothes dripping. It was a relief to escape the torrential downpour, but her spirits were escalated by the joyous greeting from her boyfriend. He rhapsodised over the colour of her hair spangled with glittery droplets and the way her curvy outline was emphasised by the wet clothing. His aestheticlysm blinded him to the mascara dripping down her cheeks and the mud splattered over her shoes and ankles. Etymology: aesthetic (beauty) + cataclysm (catastrophe) Created by: petaj.

Comments:

Welcome back, Petaj! - Nosila, 2010-11-23: 07:30:00

Thank you Nosila. Thought I'd drop in. - petaj, 2010-11-24: 07:03:00

Sanqueen: /Sang Queen/ As he hung suspended by his seat belt, John was again amazed by Judy's ability to see the silver lining in every cloud. He was just hoping the oil pool wouldn't catch fire, but Judy once again was the sanqueen, marveling at the beauty in the chaos. Etymology: From Sanguine: cheerfully optimistic. Queen: The most sanguine of them all. Created by: emdeejay.

Comments:

Sangenuinely appropriate and perfect for the cartoon :) - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:06:00

Discomboptimist: /Diss-com-bop-tim-ist/ His head still spinning from the accident, David was astonished to hear Sarah pull sepulchritude from their situation and admire the pretty rainbow in the spilled oil. He thought at first she must have a head injury and be delirious but then remembered the annoying pollyannarchy she displayed under stress which made her a relentless discomboptimist. He wasn't sure yet if it was charmingly childlike awe or a quixotic escape from reality, but that pretty rainbow better not come any closer or he would discombandon her! Etymology: Discombobulate - cause disarray, disturb/ance, disrupt; Optimist - always look on the bright side of life! Dee-dum, deedum deedum deedum! Created by: dochanne.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-12: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-14: 11:24:00
Metro, You're amazing! I really enjoy your definitions! I hope my word "Iridescentdisaster" does justice of your artistic visions. :) Great cartoon too "Verbotoartist"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-23: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

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