Verboticism: Pigmentstyinthesky

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tim-bur-trash

Sentence: After the long weekend party, the trailor trash left all kinds of timbertrash.

Etymology: timber (as in trees, wood) + trash (as in garbage)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mar rye ah kerree awl

Sentence: Ben & Elizabeth knew that spring was just around the corner. Sure most of the snow had gone, the air was a bit warmer, robins were returning and gophers still hadn't learned to avoid the road. But the main reason they knew was because their trees were littered by mariahcarryall. Every color of plastic bag was hung like an ornament on most branches. Paper cups from every fast food outlet for miles around decorated the gutters, jammed themselves on the fence and added to the colorful springtime signal. When they spotted this each spring, the musical couple (they played in the wind section) would gale-ly sing their rites of spring song, with much gust-o: "Away out here they got a name for wind and rain and fire. The Rain is Mess, The fires Grow and they call the wind Mariahcarryall. Mariah blows the trash around, and sends the roll-up-the-rim cups a flyin', Mariah makes the trees abound, with poly messes of every kind!"

Etymology: Mariah (from "Paint Your Wagon", Lerner & Loewe...a song named" They call the wind Mariah" also recorded by the Kingston Trio) & Mariah Carey (popular singer, whose mother named her after the wind in the above song) & Carry (take away, be conveyed over a distance) & All (everything) & Carryall (something large that carries a lot of things)


metrohumanx Nice construction...I thought you might be jealous of MC's tree-trunk thigs...until i read further. Good one, guardian of the nose! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:04:00

Great song for this day/definition. I really liked your revised rendition. Windsome! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:14:00

like the way your mind works woman! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 03:37:00


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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: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: ARR-bish

Sentence: "Oh, look at that delightful arbbish fluttering whimsically in Trevor's apple tree!"

Etymology: 'arb'- from 'arbre', the French for tree. 'bish' from 'rubbish', meaning garbage or worthless.

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sti + roh + flah + wurs

Sentence: I wakened to the sights and sounds of Spring this morning, with the many colorful birds singing their April melodies. The dew was fresh on the lawn and there was a breeze bringing warm, sweet air with it. I next heard the rustle of the trashtrees with their little baggie buds waving on the ends of their branches; accompanied by large white styroflowers which had bloomed everywhere. Ahhh, this would truly be a sight to remember....styrospring at its best.

Etymology: Styrofoam (light resilient foam of polystyrene)and Flowers

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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: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PIG ment STY in the SKY

Sentence: My father was an avid bird watcher and an environmentalist. In spite of that he believed in science and technology and that they could make all our dreams come true; and we could have the best of everything that new discoveries and inventions could give us as well as preservation of the environment. As I look now up into the trees filled with garbage, far above a landscape decorated with the brightly coloured advertisement slogans of days gone by, they remind me of the vast array of bright coloured birds I once stood watching in awe. Now those bright colours make me think that my father’s pie in the sky dreams have become pigmentstyinthesky.

Etymology: PIE IN THE SKY + PIGMENT + PIGSTY: PIE IN THE SKY:a phrase that means a fanciful notion or ludicrous concept PIGMENT:Particles that are made of various natural and synthetic substances used to add color to solutions such as ink or paint PIGSTY: Slang A dirty or very untidy place


Interesting simile! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:11:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:22:00


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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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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Gar-bloom-age

Sentence: Angel and her father Jimmy often walked the nature trail in their neighborhood on sunny days and often they would see the many colors of the brightly colored "garbbloomage" up in the trees. Jimmy felt total discust and told Angel, "those were not real flower blooms and that the wind had swept the the neighbor Mr.Careless Slobster's garbage into the trees!"

Etymology: Gar;First three letters of of garbage. Bloom;Something resembling the flower of a plant. Age;Last three letters of the word garbage.


your word makes garbage sound beautiful - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 05:56:00

metrohumanx I just LOVE "garbloomage"! (The word, not the phenomenon.) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 01:18:00

Thank you both very much :) It makes it all worth while! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:14:00

Absolutely love this word! :) - ChickenWhistle, 2015-01-16: 11:29:00


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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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