Verboticism: Iceburglary

'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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Htooeauno

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: aych too o no

Sentence: When the polar icxe caps started melting, everyone, including hydromatists ran around yelling, "htooeauno!

Etymology: H2O - symbol for water & Eau (French for water) & Oh No! (exclamation of disbelief)

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Subterrainingon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sub-ter-RAIN-ing-on

Sentence: By trying to harvest ice from the arctic and antarctic ice caps to sell as crushed ice to bars around the world, the ice magnates created massive melting resulting in globaldownpours of biblical proportions, with subterraningon, the gradual submergence of nations around the globe, being the result.

Etymology: blend of prefix 'sub' (under), 'terrain' (land expanse) 'rain' and 'on'. Play on the word subterranean....'below the surface of the earth'.

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COMMENTS:

-funny! - splendiction, 2009-03-16: 20:14:00

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Tipanic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tīpanik

Sentence: Every report of global warming sends Gloria into a tizzy. She feels like a passenger on the Tipanic except that there may not be an iceberg to run into.

Etymology: Titanic (a British passenger liner, the largest ship in the world when it was built and supposedly unsinkable, that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives) + panic (sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety)

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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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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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Ohnoah

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: ooo - no - ah

Sentence: Ohnoah, Solomen yelled, the polar ice caps are melting. I better start building an Ark.

Etymology: Oh and Noah plus Oh No!!

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COMMENTS:

Oh! So Noahtable! Puntastic, clever, delightful. Super create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:22:00

Good one! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:24:00

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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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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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Decapitoolate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dee-cap-it-oo-layt

Sentence: After many years of taking this planet for granted, the polar ice caps are melting at a tremendous rate it has come to the point where it is decapitoolate and nothing can be done to stop it.

Etymology: Decapit- to destroy the cap + Too late- un out of time = Decapitoolate

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COMMENTS:

Clever! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:06:00

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Suburgia

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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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Aquament

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ah-kwa-ment

Sentence: Hilda was relieved she didn't need plastic surgery to aquament her apartment.

Etymology: aqua + augment

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