Verboticism: Galaxative

'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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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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Envirusment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: en-VYE-rus-mehnt

Sentence: What had once been a pristine world, devoid of any kind of pollution or environmental upheavals has suddenly developed a severe envirusment, a world where every corner was feeling the effects of enviro sickness.

Etymology: Blend of 'environment' (The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings) and 'virus' ( the causative agent of an infectious disease)

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Planetosis

Created by: Koekbroer

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Sentence: Wow, look at all the flotsam in the oceans. I think earth is suffering from some pretty bad planetosis.

Etymology: Combines the words "planet" with the last two syllables of "halitosis"

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Galaxative

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gal ax a tiv

Sentence: Old Mother Earth had been long been in a constipative state when it came to ridding her heavenly body of toxins. Some Earthlings feared that it was getting too late to give her a galaxative to rid herself of the cosmic damage inflicted by her inhabitants.

Etymology: Galaxy ((astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust) & Laxative (a mild cathartic;stimulating evacuation)

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stellar! - galwaywegian, 2010-11-04: 04:29:00

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Enferterra

Created by: sclarr14

Pronunciation: En-Fer-Ter-Ra

Sentence: *In an airplane* Hey! Look out the window! I can see the entire enferterra from up here!

Etymology: From the spanish root words enferma (sick) ans terra (planet)

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Botoxic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bōtäksik

Sentence: Earth: Conditional critical. The bad news: The various poisons that humans have foisted on the planet have put it in a botoxic state. The good news: The surface of earth will be much smoother and less wrinkled once the pesky humans are gone and their annoying buildings and roads crumble and return to nature.

Etymology: botox (a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles) + toxic (of or relating to poison)

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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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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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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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Astrohnomist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: asss trooooh noooooh missst

Sentence: She followed the screams through the physics department till she came to the door with the plaque which read "Prof. C. Licken, astrohnomist"

Etymology: astronomist, oh no,

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