Verboticism: Bloomingales

'Don't leave me out here! I'm not dead yet!'

DEFINITION: v., To put an unwanted houseplant, especially a seasonal or gift plant like a Poinsettia or Easter Lily, outdoors in hopes that it will die. n., An unwanted houseplant which has been left to nature.

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Aplandonment

Created by: StarLizard

Pronunciation: a-plan-don-ment

Sentence: Bruno, not being able to look at the plant shrivel and finally die due to the lack of watering, resorted to aplandonment, knowing full well that he would forget the hideous Christmas cactus his mother had given him out there on the balcony.

Etymology: Mix of plant and abandonment.

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Florasaken

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: flora/say/ken

Sentence: Lily was alone and florasaken but at least she had a nice door to look at.

Etymology: flora + forsaken

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COMMENTS:

Perfect! - yellowbird, 2007-11-14: 10:28:00

A "lily of lagoona" would fix her up! Aussie slang for schooner, which is a tall beer glass or glass of beer. Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:24:00

Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 18:27:00

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Botanicice

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Boat-an-ic-ice

Sentence: That ugly plant has got to go - botanicice that thing and let's be done with it!

Etymology: Botanic (plants) + Ice (slang; murder, also play on cold weather) = Botanicice

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Bloomingales

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bloom/in/gales

Sentence: Chris carefully positioned all his Christmas plants in the shelter of the taller conifers hoping that Darwin's theory would prove correct and they might survive. It wasn't enough though to protect them from the blizzard and gale force winds and the little plants cried out to him "Why do you love us only at Christmas? We're not bred to bloomingales.

Etymology: bloom + gales + bloomingdales

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COMMENTS:

Bloomingales, a great place to chop...errr..shop - Mustang, 2008-10-13: 08:49:00

A plant is not just for christmas!! - TJayzz, 2008-10-13: 09:01:00

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Cropsicle

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: crop-sik-ul

Sentence: Although it was completely infested with spider mites, it took me days to decide to abandon all hope and set my cilantro plant outside to become yet another cropsicle.

Etymology: crop, popsicle

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COMMENTS:

so sad - but funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 09:35:00

What's even worse is the plant was on my desk, and I'd snip off a piece to munch on from time to time. Who knows how many miniature spiders are wriggling inside me. Perhaps I should swallow a fly. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 11:56:00

the eency weency spider climbed up the water spout... - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 15:18:00

From what I heard recently of some of the things some Australian footballers have allegely tried to swallow -as performance ennancers - I wouldn't be surprized if they've to swallow a horse! Cuteword! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:33:00

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Exfloriate

Created by: amcfarlane

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Sentence: Jack decided to exfloriate the grim-looking rubber plant his great aunt had purchased him for a house-warming present.

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Vegicide

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: vej-uh-sahyd

Sentence: Why did my sister give me a cactus for Christmas? She knows I have two dogs that get into everything. I’ll have to commit vegicide and put it outside for the rest of the winter. Then if she asks I can tell her it died.

Etymology: Vegetation: Latin vegetātiōn; Plant life. + Homicide: Latin homicīdium; A killing.

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COMMENTS:

Just tell her it's cactus! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:42:00

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Explantriate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eks-plan-TREE-ate

Sentence: When Bob threw the bothersome begonia from his balcony with tarpeian tenacity, he hoped that this floray had finally explantriated all his unwanted "fleur-de-loathe."

Etymology: 1. Explantriate: blend of plant & expatriate. 2. Tarpeian: after "Tarpeian Rock" a cliff in ancient Rome where criminals were executed by being thrown from the top of it. 3. Floray (flora & foray) 4. Fleur-de-loathe (very loosely based on Fleur-de-lis)

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 10:22:00

me likey - SpaceCadet, 2007-11-14: 12:14:00

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Inplanticide

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: in-PLAN-tih-syed

Sentence: The the rare variety of African violet that Alex had given his girlfriend was the victim of ruthless inplanticide.

Etymology: indoor + plant + infanticide (indicates helplessness)

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Nevraindoora

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say never then in after door and finally a .

Sentence: This plant is a Nevraindoora .

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