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Geothermalware

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: gee-o-therm-MAL-ware

Sentence: Filled with despair at the increasing size of his carbon footprint, Henry was demoralised when her recognized that his brand new, self-contained, domestic power station was in fact geothermalware.

Etymology: geothermal (power sourced from the heat of the earth) + malware (malicious software) + mal (bad) + ware (something bought)

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COMMENTS:

well done! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-20: 06:18:00

Great blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 21:11:00

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Ecoillogy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eko ill lojee

Sentence: Captain Kirk announced that the Enterprise would now be using a new brand of toilet paper, one which was only one half ply and therefore reduced space detritus and saved money. Mr. Spock pondered this and tried out the new product for himself. It not only failed to do a thorough job, as it's limpness shredded easily, it would also not flush away for 3 or 4 flushes. Spock deduced that the new product failed to do the job satisfactorily, required more fluids to flush it and increased the ship's plumber's work four-fold. He told Kirk that his new product was based on ecoillogy. "Captain, this inferior product will force you to to go around Uranus in search of Klingons!"

Etymology: Ecology (The branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment;the environment as it relates to living organisms) & Illogic (invalid or incorrect reasoning)

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COMMENTS:

Funniest sentence of the whole bunch. The little stinkers in that last line really cracked me up with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-22: 16:23:00

Ecoillogy sure fits the definition. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-22: 16:24:00

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Fakeology

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fayk ol ojee

Sentence: Joule and her husband Kilo Watt had always tried to be a "green" couple. When he brought home the really energy efficient lights that last forever, they did not realize that you could not see well enough to read. Whewn they bought low-octane fuel, it took them twice as long to get anywhere in their car and they used up three times the fuel to get their in the first place. Yep, this fakeology was not really working for them...

Etymology: Fake (Phony, not real, pretend)& Ecology (environmental relationships)

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Sneakosystem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sneek o sis tem

Sentence: When Gabby Tat decided to join the green movement, a slick salesman sold him an expensive earthworm farm, complete with millions of the wiggly creatures, to help renew the earth and rid the soil of impurities. Gabby bragged about his "farm"...which was in his urban backyard. A few days after he "planted" his livestock, he went out on a rainy day to check on the "herd". To his surprise, when he turned over the soil, he could find no worms. He then figured he'd bought a sneakosystem. Hundreds of robins had decided to visit his backyard and now he knew why!

Etymology: Sneak (someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions;make off with belongings of others) & Ecosystem (a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment)

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Scamwow

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skæmwaʊ

Sentence: The late-night pitchman made the knockoff absorbent towel sound like the answer to almost all of Jerry's "being-green" concerns. He would never need to buy paper towels again saving hundreds of trees. He could scrub surfaces clean without using cleaning chemicals. It turned out to be a scamwow moment when he read the disclaimers on the packaging and found out that the warranty was limited to occasional use only (once a month) and that it was made from the hides of several endangered species.

Etymology: scam (a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme) + Shamwow (brand of absorbent towel sold via infomercial)

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Gargreenbage

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gar-green-badge

Sentence: The recycled toilet paper idea turned out to be gargreenbage. The yellow and brown stains were difficult to ignore and were impossible to get rid of.

Etymology: green + garbage (as in crap)

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karenanne Ewwww... - karenanne, 2010-10-04: 14:58:00

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Benefake

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: \ˈbe-nə-ˈfāk\

Sentence: Fredrick recently spent a fortune on remodeling his house to be more “green” for the environment. Everything went well, until the power reserving lamps he had bought, started to burn through the light bulbs like candy. Fredrick realized that most of the remodeling was done on impulse, and he didn’t take into consideration that these environmental friendly appliances could be benefake. Soon, his wife began to notice the problems around the house too; when she sat down to read a book, the newly changed light bulb blew. Fredrick’s wife warned him about overspending without researching first, before he began the remodeling. Fredrick refused to admit that she was right, and insisted that reusing blown bulbs would save power.

Etymology: Benefit (Something that promotes well-being) + fake (Something that is not what it purports to be)

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Conservascam

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-ser-VAY-scam

Sentence: Willard had just made the first payment on the water recovery and power saver program he bought from the door to door salesman when he began to realize it was really a conservascam and the worst part was his wife, Wilma, sneering and reminding him she'd tried to steer him away from the slick talking salesman.

Etymology: Blend of conserve and scam, play on the word 'conservation'.

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:41:00

Great word! Like the sentence - splendiction, 2009-03-21: 16:47:00

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Scamwow

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skamwou

Sentence: Ed's exuberant concern for our planet makes him vulnerable to every scamwow eco-friendly product from every eco-huckster he comes into contact with. His closet contains a plethora of not-so-useful gadgets. Some of them should receive prizes for their inventiveness (if you could find the flimflam artist who sold it). Top prize might go to the product that is supposed to reduce or remove your "carbon footprint". It's a flipflop with sandpaper glued to the top.

Etymology: scam (a dishonest scheme; a fraud) + wow (expressing astonishment or admiration)

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Environmentalies

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: en-vire-oh-ment-al-eyes

Sentence: The program to reuse light bulbs was just a heap of environmentalies. People soon found that they got no light from burnt-out bulbs.

Etymology: environmentalize + lies

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