Verboticism: Unconservashuns

'Instead of replacing our old light bulbs...'

DEFINITION: n. An environmentally friendly program or product which does not live up to expectations. v. To try to save the planet by buying something green only to find out that it's just a load of bunk.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: un con serve vay shuns - my way to say cons which serve no good purpose (Oyvay!) deserve shuns

Sentence: To process grains, such as corn, into ethanol, to use as a substitue for the fossil fuel gasoline, takes a great deal of energy. That energy needed to distill it, usually comes from fossil fuels of oil or gas, using more oil or gas, than if you just put gasoline in your vehicle. Ethanol, is not so green, after all. Furthermore, it takes land away from the production of food. This fiasco is so disadvantagous and unproductive, it deserves to bite the dust. Like so many other green products, it saves nothing and is not our salvation. By refusing to purchase and use them, let us make such green flops and duds into unconservashuns.

Etymology: UN - meaning not. CONSERVATION - the word for preserving and protecting before the synonym green became more popular. SHUN - to avoid in every way because it is bad, not good.

Points: 1475

Comments: Unconservashuns

silveryaspen - 2009-03-20: 21:22:00
My word bothered me all day long ... and after much thought ... I finally fixed it!

kateinkorea - 2009-03-21: 00:44:00
Really good word and I love your sentence.

splendiction - 2009-03-21: 16:52:00
I agree

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-22: 22:45:00
Double ditto! Good word and sentence Silveryaspen :)