Verboticism: Boomeragweed

Boomeragweed

petaj

Created by: petaj

Definition: v. To try to kill a weed that just won't die. n. A weed that just keeps on coming back, no matter what you do to it.

Pronunciation: boo-ma-rag-weed

Sentence: Boomeragweeds had taken over the lawn despite every effort to eradiate them. The gardener had developed a very impressive physique from hacking at them with a hoe everytime they returned, but he had also contracted a strange cough from exposure to the cocktail of chemicals that had been sprayed in the preceding months.

Etymology: boomerang (keeps coming back when you throw one with practice) + ragweed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragweed )

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Comments: Boomeragweed

petaj - 2009-04-20: 06:23:00
LOL. I quite like that I had a typo. Was supposed to be eradicate. But trying to nuke the weeks is another option.

petaj - 2009-04-20: 06:23:00
typos, weeks should be weeds

silveryaspen - 2009-04-20: 17:39:00
Your booming great create strikes the right weedy chords here!

Nosila - 2009-04-20: 22:24:00
Boomeragweed...they always come back!