Verboticism: Graveneworld

'Don't get too close. It might be contagious...'

DEFINITION: n. A sick planet which has a cold, a fever, and some kind of weird infection. v. To be worried sick about the health of the planet, because you know the problem is really the people.

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: grave new world

Sentence: Capitalizing on their own freedoms, the earth’s inhabitants forgot to take care of their earth: her ground, air and water. The Graveneworld, as she came to be, suffered an imbalance which made her earth feverishly warm in areas and in other areas, cruelly cold or stormy. Oceans of earth were infected with their oil spills, chemicals, nuclear stubs. Earth’s inhabitants needed to take better care of her.

Etymology: GRAVE (destructive) NEW World: gets its meaning from some ideas in A. Huxley's Brave New World, such as the destructive effects of some "progress" like industrialization on nature.

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Comments: Graveneworld

Nosila - 2009-04-22: 22:30:00
Greetings, Earthlings...take heed from splendiction's good advice!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 22:33:00
(oops! your word isn't in your sentence) Nevertheless, it is a Great Word Play!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 22:37:00
powerful image and such a great word it sticks in the memory ... will use your word!

splendiction - 2009-04-22: 22:44:00
thanks a. I fixed the sentence so that it contains the word.