Verboticism: Beautastrophe

'Look! A pretty rainbow...'

DEFINITION: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

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Beautastrophe

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: byoot-as-tro-fee

Sentence: Despite the fact that the tornado tore down their house and killed their neighbors, Gavin let the beautastrophe shine through as he marveled at the way that the sun shined through the broken stained glass of the near-by church.

Etymology: beauty + catastrophe

Points: 506

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petaj - 2009-05-13: 05:33:00
at first sight i thought this must have been an aussie verbotomist - but maybe that would have been spelt bewtastrophe. Love it

libertybelle - 2009-05-13: 10:12:00
nope - 100% Jersey girl! thanks ;)