Verboticism: Planetosis

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Epidemicorb

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: epee-dem-i-korb

Sentence: Pandora was doubled over with epidemicorb syndrome. She had totally freaked out because the Earth was infested by a population bent on self-destruction

Etymology: epidemic (widespread sickness) + dem (from greek for population demos) + orb (sphere, planet shaped)

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Pandora...she always did think outside the box! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:32:00

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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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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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Morbitorbit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor bit or bit

Sentence: When Glak and Fribor entered Earth's atmosphere, they knew they were going into a morbitorbit. They had been to this planet, third from the Sun, before, but eons ago. When they saw it again, it was like viewing the rusted and decaying snagrom of a kleronbeen. A yellowy haze (not yet identified on their gastronomogeiger)hung over the sphere. Then they started giggling to themselves. "Jokes on you, Earthlings! You feel guilty, but really there is a sign near the Milky Way, pointing to Earth as a sanitary refuse and toxic dump for the Universe. All us aliens picked your planet because we could hide our trash in plain sight here! Your are not alone and the trash is out there!"

Etymology: Morbid (caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology;suggesting the horror of death and decay; suggesting an unhealthy state) & Orbit (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another)

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metrohumanx Glak and Fribor saw the snagrom- hope they don't induce a pogrom! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:20:00

Never thought about earth as being part of Universe-alley. Your sentence truly makes us realate to the definition in a Bigger Way! All parts of your verbotomy are so great, they are Out Of This World! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:56:00

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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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Gaiaaaaaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aaaaaaaa

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Etymology: gaia aaaaargh

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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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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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