Verboticism: Phlegmageddon

Phlegmageddon

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Definition: n. A pile of used and discarded tissues; may constitute a bio-hazard. v. To drop a used tissue on to the floor beside your bed or chair, because you are so sick you can barely move.

Pronunciation: flem-uh-GED-on

Sentence: So ill was Bob that he truly believed that he had died and been reincarnated as a nose. Despairingly he was a nose not of classic beauty such as a hepburn, but more in the mould of a durrante. And things didn't seem to be getting any better for him, for when the great Rhinobyl disaster struck, and not even a puff of air issued out of the quatrils of Nosetradamus, he started to believe the end was nigh. Fellow snoozles, konks, beaks and candlesticks gather around him, honkers heavenwards, looking for signuses, but the outlook remained grimaldi, things were, "C'est beaucoup." Indeed, he was sure, that a phlegmaggedon of tissumungous proportions was slowly enveloping him.

Etymology: PHlEGM: the thick mucus secreted in the respiratory passages and discharged through the mouth, esp. that occurring in the lungs and throat passages, as during a cold. 2. one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing sluggishness or apathy. ARMAGEDDON: the last and completely destructive battle. Any great and crucial conflict.

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Comments: Phlegmageddon

silveryaspen - 2009-01-02: 07:46:00
Great Sentence. Luv Jimmy Durante! Great way to start the new year ... with a great eponym!

Mustang - 2009-01-04: 06:09:00
Sounds like Bob was quite phlegmatic.

mweinmann - 2009-01-05: 16:33:00
Poor Bob, to be halluciphlegmatic and fighting the ultimate War of the Noses!