Verboticism: Poxobagletoids

'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: POX-o-BAG-let-oidz

Sentence: Winter’s death gives pause to wonder… Ecocharlatans all blunder- Our packaging we shed with haste… Inflictions on the human race... Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam upon the street… Festooned with airborne hemorrhoids- Our trees clutch POXOBAGLETOIDS !! As snow turns black with car exhaust… Our calloused souls grow thick with frost.

Etymology: POX+O+BAGLET+OIDS=POXOBAGLETOIDS.....POX:a disastrous evil; alteration of pocks, plural of pock [1530].....O: pseudomodernistic contraction meaning "OF", used frequently in commercial monikers such as "tons O fun" etc..... BAGLET: a diminutive version of a "BAG",something resembling a bag, usu. flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something, often made of paper, plastic or cloth; Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi Date: 13th century.....-OID: resembling, having the form or appearance of, something resembling a (specified) object or having a (specified) quality ; Noun suffix similar to "hemorrhoids", a 21st century affiction which often replaces "gout" as the complaint of the well-to-do...Latin -oïdes, from Greek -oeidēs, from -o- + eidos appearance, form :) -

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Comments: Poxobagletoids

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 02:11:00
Astute thoughts, verse, etymology, the whole verbotomy. Outstanding!

metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:15:00
I may be schizophrenic, but at least we have each other. We thank you.

metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:33:00
Please don't confuse POXOBAGLETOIDS with poxobageltoids...a completely different animule.

readerwriter - 2009-04-02: 05:56:00
Or the deposits on the streets of those poxobeagletoids...

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 05:23:00
YOU are amazing! :) "Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam"