Verboticism: Hydroflobia

'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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Hydraulicreep

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: high-DRALL-ick-REAP

Sentence: “I can’t stand Venice” said Florence- as she revved up her gross SUV- she resisted downsizing- as the waters kept rising- her error was failing to sea! Denial and tears came in torrents- we were singing a CO2 dirge- our years of excess- caused a wet sloppy mess- now all we can do is submerge. For years some had tried to persuade us- That the problem was oil and coal- But a global guffaw- Caused the glaciers to thaw- Now HYDRAULICREEP’s out of control.

Etymology: HYDRAULIC+CREEP=HYDRAULICREEP..........HYDRAULIC: operated, moved, or effected by means of water, of or relating to water or other liquid in motion; Latin hydraulicus, from Greek hydraulikos, from hydraulis hydraulic organ, from hydr- + aulos reed instrument [1661].....CREEP: to enter or advance gradually so as to be almost unnoticed, to change shape permanently from prolonged stress or exposure to high temperatures, to go very slowly; Middle English crepen, from Old English crēopan; akin to Old Norse krjūpa to creep [before 12th century].

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metrohumanx Florence couldn't fathom why her beach house vanished or why the shore was miles inland, she disliked the ocean, but at least she could surfeit. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-16: 01:47:00

Good sentence! Good word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:28:00

Impressive word and sentence! So true: her home built too close to the shoreline - the denial or ignorance of globalwarming's effects - splendiction, 2009-03-16: 20:17:00

Good word there metrohumanx,You're a brilliant writer too :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-16: 22:56:00

metrohumanx My humble thanks. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 03:00:00

Really good! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:28:00

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Iceburglary

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ICE berg ler ee

Sentence: The government has had to impose sanctions against many of the big companies who are contributing most to pollution and CO2 levels, since they don't care if it causes global warming, melting of icebergs, and rising sea levels 50 years from now. Why should they care? None of those people will be around! Basically their actions (or inaction) should probably be termed an iceburglary. Although speculating on future oceanfront properties in the Adirondacks might not be a bad idea....

Etymology: iceberg + burglary

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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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Flaw

Created by: johaquila

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Don't tell me you flawed again! Does this mean we'll have to build another ark?

Etymology: Portmanteau of flood and thaw.

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Icebergwetus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eys berg wet us

Sentence: The rise in oceans due to polar meltdown was setting off bergler alarms in the world. Edna D. World, was so panicked that she told her friends she was suffering from a bad case of icebergwetus. She was in bad need of some glaciation therapy.

Etymology: Iceberg (a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier) Wet Us (get us soaked) and play on iceberg lettuce (lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head)

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Byebyepolar

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: biii biii poh lar

Sentence: They said gore was mad, but he proved to be byebyepolar.

Etymology: bipolar, bye bye polar bears

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karenanne Very clever! "bye bye polar bears" - sniff :( - karenanne, 2010-09-27: 15:21:00

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Seaprising

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: seep + rising

Sentence: The effects of global warming have had seaprising consequences as coastal areas start to become much soggier. Water is seeping into places it was not meant to be and the water table is definitely rising.

Etymology: Sea, seep, Surprising, rising

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Super sentence, etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:30:00

Really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:58:00

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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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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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Aaaaarghmaggeddon

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aaaaa ma ged on

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