Verboticism: Planthenasia

'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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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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Surplantor

Created by: blackkittynili

Pronunciation: sur-plan-tor

Sentence: i left the surplantor outside so it dies.

Etymology: survivor-plant

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so cool - blackkittynili, 2007-11-14: 09:55:00

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Ostraponicaw

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: oss-trip-ONIC-awww

Sentence: Herb really loved Lilly, but he only tolerated her infatuation with plants. Lilly had a necrarium in the living room in which nothing greater than fungi would grow. In the kitchen, spiderplants threatened Herb's every move. Forest litter and detritus was accumulating under the end tables. Herb, not being especially gifted at conflict resolution, decided to convert one houseplant each night into an OSTRAPONICAW. He gave secret thanks to the Frost Giants who visited the doorstep and turned each rare succulent into a slimy mass of burst cells which no plant food spike could ever hope to revive. Poor Lilly. AWWWWWWWWWWW

Etymology: OSTRAcise+hydroPONIC+AWWWW= OSTRAPONICAW .....OSTRACISE:a method of temporary banishment without trial or special accusation ; exclusion by general consent from common privileges or social acceptance.....HYDROPONICS:the growing, however unsucessfully, of plants in nutrient solutions without an inert medium (as soil) to provide mechanical support.....AWWW: 21st century exclamation intended to express dismay or mock sympathy, often uttered at the demise of an unloved decorative companion.

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metrohumanx The BEST source for planty stuff: http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 01:38:00

metrohumanx OSTRAPONICS: The Not growing of plants on any viable medium. Plants which thrive on abuse are particularly suited to this merhod of floracide. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 01:42:00

how cruel - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-13: 14:08:00

metrohumanx Now that i look at OSTRAPONICAW, it sounds like an endangered sub-tropical bird. Oh well- there are no provisions for "taking back" a word, i guess. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:51:00

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Floracide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FLOR-eh-side

Sentence: In a seemingly heartless attempt to commit floracide on an unwanted hideous tropical houseplant she had gotten as a gift, Gracie left it outdoors on the patio during the harshest part of the winter.

Etymology: 'Flora' (Plants considered as a group) with the suffix 'cide' (from Latin meaning “killer,” “act of killing,” used in the formation of compound words)

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Planthenasia

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The peak seasons for planthenasia are right after Christmas and Easter, when seasonal gifts are often cast out.

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Exofoliacizing

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: eg-so-fo-fo-lee-ah-size-ing

Sentence: After living with the drooping easter lilly for a time, he decided it was time to exofoliacize his easter demon plant.

Etymology: exo (Out) + foliage (Plant) + Exorcize (Expel)

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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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Planthateshun

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: plant/hate/shun

Sentence: It was that time of year again. The tree was out in front of the house waiting for the garbage truck to take it to the "big forest in the sky." The trash bin was overflowing with Christmas wrappings and turkey bones. And up at the front door was the annual line of abandoned Poinsettas. Yes, they had "served their purpose" and now were nothing but planthateshuns. It's a sad life...

Etymology: plant + hate + shun

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COMMENTS:

So sad... - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:16:00

Maybe we should start a floraphange for them?? - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:17:00

I know...it's a short and sad life. Floraphanage? Great idea! I'd surely adopt! :) - lumina, 2008-10-13: 22:22:00

metrohumanx Hilarious, with a smattering of sad truth.....Oh, floraphanage- i just got it. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 03:14:00

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Aspidostracize

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ass pid oss tra size

Sentence: Marvin's Mother-In-Law, Lily, finally went home after her 3 week visit. It was the longest 3 weeks of Marvin's life, as his Mother-in-law was only to eager to point out Marvin's short-comings in fixing up their new place. His wife, Fern, thought it was sweet that her mother had given them a lovely houseplant as a house-warming gift. The Aspidistra was attractive with healthy green foliage, but it constantly reminded Marvin of Lily, so he decided to aspidostracize it in the hopes it would die of neglect outside. It not only survived on the front porch, it thrived and luckily the climate was suitable for it year round. Pretty soon the entire front flower bed was populated with it's baby plants, which also flourished. But every time Marvin came near the plants, he felt they were watching him. They had pistils and they knew how to use them and they were planning to plant him outside soon, too.

Etymology: Aspidistra (evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant...also known as Cast Iron Plant,Barroom Plant) & Ostracize (shun;banish;expel from a community or group)

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Botanicull

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bot-anee-cull

Sentence: Mary Gold's love of plants had got a bit out of hand just lately. Her husband came up with a plan to reduce the numbers, he decided it was time to botanicull them one by one. He started with the poinsettia that was bought for show last christmas, it had seen better days he thought to himself, so he took the pot down to the bottom of the garden and put it round the back of his shed, sure that his wife would not notice it had gone he left it out ready for the elements to do the rest.

Etymology: Botany(the study of plants) + Cull(to kill, reduce the numbers of) = Botanicull

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-13: 14:05:00

Maybe there is a botanineed for a botanicull afterall. - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:19:00

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