Verboticism: Influmenza

'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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Algoritis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ahl gow rye tiss

Sentence: the only know cure for Algoritis is a globotomy

Etymology: Al Gore itis

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COMMENTS:

For overpopulation about going natural and using the Al Gore Rhythm Method? - readerwriter, 2009-04-22: 08:31:00

Both verbotomies are so timely and very witty! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:12:00

Owl Gore is a real hoot. Good word. - Mustang, 2009-04-22: 22:55:00

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Deglobecay

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dee-globe-kay

Sentence: The rotting stench of Earth's deglobecay could be detected by foreign beings high up in the stratosphere. So much so that they created a Febreeze spray bottle the size of Pluto.

Etymology: decay (sick & rotting) + globe (planet)

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Homocreatoxic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ho-mo-crea-toxic

Sentence: The guide pointed out the window and announced to the group of tourists, "This is an example of a homocreatoxic planet." Sadly, it is systematically being destroyed by the dominant species who either does not recognize or isn't concerned by the signs of impending demise. This is the only planet we've seen thus far that has come to this particular form of extinction. Anthropologists say that it once was like a garden with fields, mountains, oceans and millions of diverse creatures. This is as close as we can get to the planet without risking contagion. Now, let's move on to Saturn's exquisite rings..."

Etymology: Homo: (Latin) man/mankind + Creation: (creationism)the world as it was created by a creator + Toxic: poisonous, often by chemical means

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Triple word play, very apt to the definition ... Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:24:00

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Terrafied

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: TAIR ah fide

Sentence: After all the gloom-and-doom forecasts (both true and hyped) about the state of the Earth, most of us are now terrafied. What is the AlGore-ithm for solving the problem of ecoterrorism and replacing it with ecoterraism? If we don't get a tranfusion of hemoglobe-in and gammaglobe-ulin, we're going to end up with the globetrots.

Etymology: terra (earth) + terrified

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Terrorfirma

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: tair-ah-fir-mah

Sentence: it was clear that this planet was in an advanced state of terrorfirma

Etymology: terror, terra firma

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COMMENTS:

Welcome Back! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-23: 01:38:00

nice to be back! - rikboyee, 2009-04-23: 18:30:00

Great word! - Nosila, 2009-04-25: 10:01:00

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Influmenza

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: in flu men zah

Sentence: The total world population, per the 2008 estimate by the United States Census International Programs Center is 6,679,493,900. As of February 2009, the world's population is estimated to be about 6.76 billion. Overcrowding and people pollutions are wreakening our planet. Terra caught a influmenza and is in a dangerous state of flux.

Etymology: INFLUENZA, MEN. Men - in the broader sense of the word, is often used to mean all people. Influenza - a widespread illness. Ergo: If the world has caught a wide spread illness from too many men, it suffers influmenza. /// Wreakening is a verbotomy of wreak and weakening. /// The last word flux, means not only a state of constant change, but archaically was a term for severe diarrhea ... something mankind needs to stop inflicting on our planet.

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Excellent verbot Silvery, stating both cause and problem! Neat facts too! - Biscotti, 2009-04-22: 10:56:00

So can we get a vaccine against influmenza,silvery...sign me up! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:34:00

Yes so true! Great word. - splendiction, 2009-04-22: 22:46:00

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-04-22: 22:56:00

Influmenza! Wonderful word and great info! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 22:58:00

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Terrainfirma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ter-uh-in-furma

Sentence: Harry hates that the planet is in such dire straits but there aren't any real options but to continue to live on terrainfirma.

Etymology: terra firma (firm ground/earth) infirm (sick/weak)

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Universillness

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: yoōnəvərsilnis

Sentence: The citizens of Mars have voted to study the science of moving their planet to another solar system to get away from the universillness called Earth.

Etymology: universe/universal (all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos) + illness (a disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind)

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Gaiaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aargh

Sentence: the planet went from gaia to gaiaaargh in about two decades.

Etymology: Gaia, aaargh

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Graveneworld

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:

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

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

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

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

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