Verboticism: Poxobagletoids

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lit-er-budz

Sentence: Spring is just about here. As people get outside for extended times they are greeted by the array of litterbuds festooning the trees. The local budwatchers club is out dutifully cataloging the varied species and genus. So far they've logged numerous grocery bags, a couple burger wrappers and a rare self-stick Christmas package bow.

Etymology: litter (objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish) + buds (a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage or rudimentary inflorescence) Play on litterbug

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: art/dee/calm/pose/ing

Sentence: There is a new avant-garbage exhibition in our neighbourhood called artdecomposing. Complementary face masks are being distributed.

Etymology: art deco + decomposing


Appreciating the elegance of this one... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:26:00

Double witticisms with a French Fullair! Reek Chic! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:51:00

Jabberwocky~ What a great mind you have :)"neighbourhood" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:40:00

The posting cut OFF!!! where I had also said, I am part French... - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:42:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jetsəmstrēm

Sentence: Roy was amazed at the array of polytinsel that had been deposited overnight by the jetsamstream. He recognized the logos of some of his favorite shops and brands. It was almost like a birdwatching session as he tried to identify each colorful ornament. If only they could stay this fresh and colorful but time and exposure to sunlight would soon alter his almost-decorative trees and bushes to debritrees and trashrubs.

Etymology: jetsam (unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore) + jetstream (a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pälēlēvz

Sentence: The trees in our area go through two stages of color change. The first when Fall arrives and Mother Nature paints the landscape with golds, oranges and reds, the second when the leaves fall to the ground and the colorful polyleaves become more visible.

Etymology: poly (polyester) + leaves (foliage)

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: polly-vi-nal-flora

Sentence: In the spring, the landscape and trees are dotted with the colorful, shiny sprouts of polyvinylflora. The government, however, is considering banning the use of PVF (polyvinylflora) as seasonal decorations.

Etymology: 1. poly: poly(mer)--a chemical compound found in plastic 2. vine: a plant having a long, slender stem that anchors itself by wrapping around a support, such as a branch 3:vinyl: a tough, shiny plastic 4. flora:plants considered as a group


Good one, mrsk - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:55:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with wilderness

Sentence: The thing that struck me most from my sojourn to the Himalayas, was the utter beauty of the wildermess - the smog dusted snow, the accretions of debris in the base camp and the sparkling PET bottles, like diamonds on the rocky scree.

Etymology: wilderness (pristine landscape untouched by humans - well, almost) + mess (garbage, or untidiness especially created by the human hand)


nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 09:45:00

meaningful pull, meaning readily apparent, fits the definition like a glove on a hand, great use of irony, and wildermess is so pervasive! Will use this word a lot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:22:00

Well worth waiting for! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 10:46:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

i like it! Very.....thoughtful! - amylynn242, 2009-04-03: 21:23:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter a chur

Sentence: The wayward plastic blooms clinging to the bare trees were a form of visual litterature for Kathy. She found the essay in messy,the use in refuse, the rash in trash and the bag in garbage. Waste not, want not became her battle cry. She would use the pen in aspen to describe her strew love...

Etymology: Litter (garbage,refuse) & Literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value;a picture painted with words)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: POX-o-BAG-let-oidz

Sentence: Winter’s death gives pause to wonder… Ecocharlatans all blunder- Our packaging we shed with haste… Inflictions on the human race... Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam upon the street… Festooned with airborne hemorrhoids- Our trees clutch POXOBAGLETOIDS !! As snow turns black with car exhaust… Our calloused souls grow thick with frost.

Etymology: POX+O+BAGLET+OIDS=POXOBAGLETOIDS.....POX:a disastrous evil; alteration of pocks, plural of pock [1530].....O: pseudomodernistic contraction meaning "OF", used frequently in commercial monikers such as "tons O fun" etc..... BAGLET: a diminutive version of a "BAG",something resembling a bag, usu. flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something, often made of paper, plastic or cloth; Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi Date: 13th century.....-OID: resembling, having the form or appearance of, something resembling a (specified) object or having a (specified) quality ; Noun suffix similar to "hemorrhoids", a 21st century affiction which often replaces "gout" as the complaint of the well-to-do...Latin -oïdes, from Greek -oeidēs, from -o- + eidos appearance, form :) -


Astute thoughts, verse, etymology, the whole verbotomy. Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:11:00

metrohumanx I may be schizophrenic, but at least we have each other. We thank you. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:15:00

metrohumanx Please don't confuse POXOBAGLETOIDS with poxobageltoids...a completely different animule. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:33:00

Or the deposits on the streets of those poxobeagletoids... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 05:56:00

YOU are amazing! :) "Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 05:23:00


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Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: beau-lit-er

Sentence: That's some beulitter!

Etymology: BEaUtiful, LITTER

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: litt er cling

Sentence: The gusts of wind blew loose garbage and debris from the ground in great swirling motions along the streets. The wind swirls were littercling the prickly shrubs, not yet budding, and trees, still dry and dormant. They continued littercling lamposts and swathing the city’s streets and surfaces. The litterclings revealed a decorative mix of discarded plastic remnants of garbage bags and other such permamatter.

Etymology: From litter and cling. It is the effect of wind depositing trash on prickly trees etc.

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