Verboticism: Enferterra

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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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Terrafied

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: TAIR ah fide

Sentence: After all the gloom-and-doom forecasts (both true and hyped) about the state of the Earth, most of us are now terrafied. What is the AlGore-ithm for solving the problem of ecoterrorism and replacing it with ecoterraism? If we don't get a tranfusion of hemoglobe-in and gammaglobe-ulin, we're going to end up with the globetrots.

Etymology: terra (earth) + terrified

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Astrohnomist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: asss trooooh noooooh missst

Sentence: She followed the screams through the physics department till she came to the door with the plaque which read "Prof. C. Licken, astrohnomist"

Etymology: astronomist, oh no,

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Planetosis

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Wow, look at all the flotsam in the oceans. I think earth is suffering from some pretty bad planetosis.

Etymology: Combines the words "planet" with the last two syllables of "halitosis"

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Terrabulavatory

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: tair-rah-bulla-vat-ory

Sentence: As the last gasp of air was inhaled, it finally dawned on a selfish population that terrabulavatory was a fait accompli.

Etymology: terra - earth. terrible - extremely bad. lavatory - toilet.

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Geodorous

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gee-oh-dohr-us

Sentence: The planet below had always looked so peaceful from their own planet. They had been studying it for eons. They hoped it was hollow and contained the crystals they needed for energy. If an Earthperson had been able to see them, they would have thought the bulbous protubrances on the heads of Dork and Fork were eyes, but they were not: they were nostrils. And, oh, what a stench Dork and Fork inhaled as they drew closer to Earth's atmosphere. It was negatively geodorous! They would have to turn around. What had happened since the last time they had visited in 6,000BC when there were very few Earthpeople to be seen? Dork and Fork were convinced it was the Earthpeople's heads that were really hollow. But, perhaps, the stench was only a geocentrick by Earth people? As soon as they arrived home they would have geophysickals to make sure they were fine.

Etymology: using GEODE, meaning a hollow spheroidal rock filled with crystals + ODOROUS, meaning the quality of stimulating the sense of smell

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COMMENTS:

Exsmellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:23:00

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Graveneworld

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: grave new world

Sentence: Capitalizing on their own freedoms, the earth’s inhabitants forgot to take care of their earth: her ground, air and water. The Graveneworld, as she came to be, suffered an imbalance which made her earth feverishly warm in areas and in other areas, cruelly cold or stormy. Oceans of earth were infected with their oil spills, chemicals, nuclear stubs. Earth’s inhabitants needed to take better care of her.

Etymology: GRAVE (destructive) NEW World: gets its meaning from some ideas in A. Huxley's Brave New World, such as the destructive effects of some "progress" like industrialization on nature.

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COMMENTS:

Greetings, Earthlings...take heed from splendiction's good advice! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:30:00

(oops! your word isn't in your sentence) Nevertheless, it is a Great Word Play! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:33:00

powerful image and such a great word it sticks in the memory ... will use your word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:37:00

thanks a. I fixed the sentence so that it contains the word. - splendiction, 2009-04-22: 22:44:00

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Gaialing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaya ling

Sentence: The approaching aliens took one look at the smog, lack of ozone layer and drying polar caps and oceans and decided planet Earth was gaialing. They decided to abort their landing procedures and flee home.

Etymology: Gaia: (Greek Goddess of the Earth; also the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions (as the temperature of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so as to be suitable for life; also: this system regarded as a single organism) & Ailing (Ill,prone to sickness)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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