Verboticism: Wildermess

'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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Wildermess

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with wilderness

Sentence: The thing that struck me most from my sojourn to the Himalayas, was the utter beauty of the wildermess - the smog dusted snow, the accretions of debris in the base camp and the sparkling PET bottles, like diamonds on the rocky scree.

Etymology: wilderness (pristine landscape untouched by humans - well, almost) + mess (garbage, or untidiness especially created by the human hand)

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Comments: Wildermess

galwaywegian - 2009-04-02: 09:45:00
nice

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 10:22:00
meaningful pull, meaning readily apparent, fits the definition like a glove on a hand, great use of irony, and wildermess is so pervasive! Will use this word a lot!

readerwriter - 2009-04-02: 10:46:00
Well worth waiting for!

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-02: 18:23:00
good one

amylynn242 - 2009-04-03: 21:23:00
i like it! Very.....thoughtful!