Verboticism: Influmenza

'Don't get too close. It might be contagious...'

DEFINITION: n. A sick planet which has a cold, a fever, and some kind of weird infection. v. To be worried sick about the health of the planet, because you know the problem is really the people.

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Botoxic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bōtäksik

Sentence: Earth: Conditional critical. The bad news: The various poisons that humans have foisted on the planet have put it in a botoxic state. The good news: The surface of earth will be much smoother and less wrinkled once the pesky humans are gone and their annoying buildings and roads crumble and return to nature.

Etymology: botox (a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles) + toxic (of or relating to poison)

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Enferterra

Created by: sclarr14

Pronunciation: En-Fer-Ter-Ra

Sentence: *In an airplane* Hey! Look out the window! I can see the entire enferterra from up here!

Etymology: From the spanish root words enferma (sick) ans terra (planet)

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Envirusment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: en-VYE-rus-mehnt

Sentence: What had once been a pristine world, devoid of any kind of pollution or environmental upheavals has suddenly developed a severe envirusment, a world where every corner was feeling the effects of enviro sickness.

Etymology: Blend of environment and virus.

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COMMENTS:

good one Mustang - galwaywegian, 2009-04-22: 09:10:00

Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:15:00

Envirusment and embarrassment! Good one, mustang. - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:35:00

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Gaiaaaaaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aaaaaaaa

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Etymology: gaia aaaaargh

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Terrainfirma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ter-uh-in-furma

Sentence: Harry hates that the planet is in such dire straits but there aren't any real options but to continue to live on terrainfirma.

Etymology: terra firma (firm ground/earth) infirm (sick/weak)

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Algoritis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ahl gow rye tiss

Sentence: the only know cure for Algoritis is a globotomy

Etymology: Al Gore itis

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For overpopulation about going natural and using the Al Gore Rhythm Method? - readerwriter, 2009-04-22: 08:31:00

Both verbotomies are so timely and very witty! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:12:00

Owl Gore is a real hoot. Good word. - Mustang, 2009-04-22: 22:55:00

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Epidemicorb

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: epee-dem-i-korb

Sentence: Pandora was doubled over with epidemicorb syndrome. She had totally freaked out because the Earth was infested by a population bent on self-destruction

Etymology: epidemic (widespread sickness) + dem (from greek for population demos) + orb (sphere, planet shaped)

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Pandora...she always did think outside the box! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:32:00

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Panorbozoovex

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pan-ORB-oh-ZOO-vecks

Sentence: A plague of greed’s upon Our Sphere- It can be seen; it smells like fear. Plunder, harvest, strip her bare- Hurry now don’t miss your share! A malady some thought inspired… The Struggle now must NOT grow tired. No catalogue or even index- Defines the word..... PANORBOZOOVEX !!!

Etymology: PAN+ORB+(bozo)+ZOO+VEX= PANORBOZOOVEX.....PAN: (prefix)comes from Greek and means "all." It is similar to the prefix omni- only omni- comes from Latin.....ORB: a spherical body, especially Earth, a spherical celestial object; Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb.....BOZO: a foolish or incompetent person, a famous 20th century clown; origin unknown [ 1916 ].....ZOO: a place, situation, or group marked by crowding, confusion, or unrestrained behavior, a collection of living animals usually for public display; short for zoological garden [1847].....VEX: to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to; Middle English, from Anglo-French vexer, from Latin vexare to agitate, harry; probably akin to Latin vehere to convey [15th century]

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metrohumanx To the planetary barricades! Decentralize solar power! Revolution is NOT a dirty word! Ars Longa Vita Brevis! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:30:00

The worsening world ... in versening unfurled ... and yet your last line and verbotomix ... evoke a smile ... for your fourplex! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:31:00

You make it go from bad to verse, metro...like turning lemons into limoncello! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:36:00

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Celestill

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sell-est-ill

Sentence: Earth has a horrible case of celestill, with garbage mounds on every corner, factories polluting the air, and the ozone layer thinning every day. The only cure for celestill is recycling and implementation of renewable energies.

Etymology: celestial (of or pertaining to the universe) + still (lifeless, motionless) + ill (sickly)

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To not only state the problem, but also offer the cure, makes your sentence Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:59:00

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Homocreatoxic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ho-mo-crea-toxic

Sentence: The guide pointed out the window and announced to the group of tourists, "This is an example of a homocreatoxic planet." Sadly, it is systematically being destroyed by the dominant species who either does not recognize or isn't concerned by the signs of impending demise. This is the only planet we've seen thus far that has come to this particular form of extinction. Anthropologists say that it once was like a garden with fields, mountains, oceans and millions of diverse creatures. This is as close as we can get to the planet without risking contagion. Now, let's move on to Saturn's exquisite rings..."

Etymology: Homo: (Latin) man/mankind + Creation: (creationism)the world as it was created by a creator + Toxic: poisonous, often by chemical means

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Triple word play, very apt to the definition ... Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:24:00

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