Verboticism: Terrainfirma

'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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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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Geodorous

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gee-oh-dohr-us

Sentence: The planet below had always looked so peaceful from their own planet. They had been studying it for eons. They hoped it was hollow and contained the crystals they needed for energy. If an Earthperson had been able to see them, they would have thought the bulbous protubrances on the heads of Dork and Fork were eyes, but they were not: they were nostrils. And, oh, what a stench Dork and Fork inhaled as they drew closer to Earth's atmosphere. It was negatively geodorous! They would have to turn around. What had happened since the last time they had visited in 6,000BC when there were very few Earthpeople to be seen? Dork and Fork were convinced it was the Earthpeople's heads that were really hollow. But, perhaps, the stench was only a geocentrick by Earth people? As soon as they arrived home they would have geophysickals to make sure they were fine.

Etymology: using GEODE, meaning a hollow spheroidal rock filled with crystals + ODOROUS, meaning the quality of stimulating the sense of smell

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Exsmellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:23:00

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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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Terrabulavatory

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: tair-rah-bulla-vat-ory

Sentence: As the last gasp of air was inhaled, it finally dawned on a selfish population that terrabulavatory was a fait accompli.

Etymology: terra - earth. terrible - extremely bad. lavatory - toilet.

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Celestill

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sell-est-ill

Sentence: Earth has a horrible case of celestill, with garbage mounds on every corner, factories polluting the air, and the ozone layer thinning every day. The only cure for celestill is recycling and implementation of renewable energies.

Etymology: celestial (of or pertaining to the universe) + still (lifeless, motionless) + ill (sickly)

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To not only state the problem, but also offer the cure, makes your sentence Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:59:00

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Tubearthculosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: toob erth kul os is

Sentence: The aliens avoided our planet once they determined it had developed tubearthculosis. It was the only explanation for the poor air quality and inability of most Earthlings to breathe properly.

Etymology: Tuberculosis (infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages) and makes breathing very difficult) & Earth (our Planet)

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Planetosis

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

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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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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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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Gaiaaaaaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aaaaaaaa

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Etymology: gaia aaaaargh

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