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Greenback

Top verboticism of the day created by fabdiva

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.

Pronunciation: gr-een-back

Sentence: As he opened yet another 'final demand for payment' letter, Patrick thought it ironic that greenbacks were taking possession of his front yard.

Etymology: Green - the colour between blue and yellow. Back - in return. Wordplay - slang for 'money'

Created by: fabdiva.

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Zombelion: /zawm-buh-ly-on/ After going so far as to dig a small crater in his front yard to get rid of that hideous weed, Adam decided this was war. He rented a bazooka and blasted the sucker half way to China. But nevertheless, he woke up next morning to an entire yard of walking dead zombelions. Not even the exterminator could rid him of this curse... Etymology: Zombie (living dead, never dies) + Dandelion (a common weed which never seems to go away either) Created by: Biscotti.

Comments:

Reminds me of "Day of The Triffids"- an old sci-fi movie about ambulatoty killer plants. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-20: 00:56:00

oh, very good. voodzu is another of this type. (voo doo + kudzu) - petaj, 2009-04-20: 05:25:00

Great word for weedy monsters that keep coming back from the dead! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 10:05:00

It's like Shaun of the Deadlylions! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:27:00

Surrhounded: /sir hound ed/ 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. Created by: silveryaspen.

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

Sasquash: /SAS kwosh/ 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 Created by: karenanne.

Comments:

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

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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

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