Verboticism: Hydraulicreep

'The ice caps are melting!'

DEFINITION: v. To increase the world's liquid water supply (and dramatically raise the level of our oceans) by accidentally melting the polar ice caps. n. The rising seas and associated flooding due to melting ice caps.

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Bipolaricity

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: b'eye-poh-ler-ih-cih-tee

Sentence: Dr. Arky Bohta had created a safe haven in Savannah, Georgia, for sufferers of what he called Bipolaricity. Since the accidental onset and melting of the two polar icecaps the psychiatrist had been meticulously documenting the increasing mood swings and paranoia of his patients. His theory was that because the human body is more than 85% water the creeping and cruising of encroaching icebergs was the reason. However, on a hot and muggy summer's day, as two ice bergs from the South and North approached Key West and the Mason-Dixon line, he noted there was high and enthusiastic response during a group brainstorming session when one patient proposed brewing and bottling something called "BiPolar Ice Tea."

Etymology: Using BIPOLAR, the psychological term for severe mood disorders with the two (North and South) or bi (from L.) poles

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Aquageddon(ner)

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: ah-kwa-ged-dun

Sentence: Arks became all the rage after I singlehandedly spurred the melting of the polar ice caps.

Etymology: Aqua-water geddon-suffix associated with apocalypse

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Floeke

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flow - k

Sentence: It was a complete floeke that Noah had finished both the carpentry and the animal husbandry when the ice age was ended unexpectedly by the sudden impact of an armada of spaceships against the arctic ice cap. Was it an act of God, intelligent design, or a surreal blend of fact and fiction. In truth, Noah had no forewarning. He was a boatbuilder with a strange penchant for animals and a great deal of ambition. Coincidentallly about the same time he started construction, the lush who was Admiral started drinking rocket fuel "on the rocks", which resulted in him leading his flotilla of spaceships completely off course. Some twenty years later they crashed spectacularly into the Arctic Circle, en route to Betelgeuse, just as the pair of zebras clopped up the gangplank and the water lapped around the keel.

Etymology: floe (as in ice floe) + flow (as in water) + fluke (accident) + it sounds like a 4 letter exclamation

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COMMENTS:

Interesting tale, petaj! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 00:33:00

petaj surreal huh! - petaj, 2009-03-17: 04:51:00

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Articmeltiflow

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Ar-tic-mel-ti-flow

Sentence: Eeeek! Marie-Jacques ran screaming out of her home in her bath towel in a panic from the "articmeltiflow" causing water to gush out of every plumbing fixture in her house! She was feeling the effects of global warming. She knew the temperatures in the Arctic region were rising twice as fast as they are elsewhere in the world and the Arctic ice is melting and causing an "articmeltiflow" so badly that is was bursting pipes and overflowing everywhere! Small wild animals were being forced out of their natural habitat floating into Marie-Jacques's home. It wasn't the "articmeltiflow" that she was so much afraid of, it was all the wild animals scurrying around to make a new home at Marie-Jacques's home!

Etymology: Artic;The Arctic (/ɑɹktɪk/, /ɑɹtɪk/) is the region around the Earth's North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean (which overlies the North Pole) and parts of Canada, Greenland (a territory of Denmark), Russia, the United States (Alaska), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Melt;the process of heating a solid substance to a liquid. tiflow;(slang);causing water to gush as you flush,brush or shower "Articmeltiflow" is causing all your plumbing to overflow and flooding you out of the house as small wild animals float inside and take over.

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Glowarm

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: GLO warm

Sentence: Tom tucked his daughter into bed with the Gloworm he had given her from his childhood. He had been watching something on TV just before that about global warming. Later in his confused dreams there was an oversized Glowarm doll made of ice, walking around like a King Kong character melting all over and raising the water levels in the city. Tom’s dream of his glowarm situation reminded him that he should be more environmentally conscious.

Etymology: GLOBAL WARMING: GLOWORM:

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx A heartwarming yet disturbing story. I try to be environmentally couscous. but it's hard. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:59:00

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Hydroflobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hy dro flo bee ya

Sentence: You will know we are suffering from hydroflobia when polar bears and penguins start arriving on one's doorstep, together!

Etymology: Hydro (relating to water) & Flow (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression) & Phobia (fear of something)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Nice triple, N! ...but i expected more Nosila filla! Well done. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-16: 01:50:00

loveit! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-16: 05:04:00

Gets high marks here! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:22:00

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Theathaw

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: theethaw

Sentence: Maybe it was his choice of words, maybe his lisp, but when Henry tried to warn people about global warming, his efforts fell on deaf ears. His proclamation to "beware the arctic theathaw" left people wondering why a teetertotter in the tundra could be any concern to them.

Etymology: thea (ocean) + thaw (to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt) play on seesaw with a lisp.

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Suburgia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbərgēə

Sentence: Life would never be the same in Frostberg. Yes, global warming had kicked in and the polar ice cap was breaking up. That just meant that suburbia was now suburgia with a full-fledged iceberg parked in the recently-developed harbor. Residents can go boating in the morning and ice climbing in the afternoon. Old-man Johnson had tried to start up a snow cone stand but most didn't care for the salty treats.

Etymology: suburbia (the suburbs or their inhabitants viewed collectively) + berg (a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier or ice sheet and carried out to sea)

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Polarthawgraphy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pole ar thaw gra fee

Sentence: When Jill entered university to study polarthawgraphy, she was confused. She first thought polar ice caps were drinks. She thought placing freezers over the poles would ensure they did not melt away, as she was afraid Santa would drown at the North Pole...

Etymology: Polar (ice caps) & Thaw (melt) & Graphy (suffix indicating an art or descriptive science)

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Seaswelling

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: see swell ing

Sentence: Perhaps the world's egosystem has been wounded, and that is why it's head and bottom are shrinking and its seaswelling.

Etymology: SEAS, SWELLING, WELLING. SEAS - the earth's large expanses of water. SWELLING - increase in size usually as a result of injury. WELLING - a place where water emerges, whether naturally or the result of man causing it.

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I love your sentence. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:36:00

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