Verboticism: Iceburglary



Created by: karenanne

Definition: v. To increase the world's liquid water supply (and dramatically raise the level of our oceans) by accidentally melting the polar ice caps. n. The rising seas and associated flooding due to melting ice caps.

Pronunciation: ICE berg ler ee

Sentence: The government has had to impose sanctions against many of the big companies who are contributing most to pollution and CO2 levels, since they don't care if it causes global warming, melting of icebergs, and rising sea levels 50 years from now. Why should they care? None of those people will be around! Basically their actions (or inaction) should probably be termed an iceburglary. Although speculating on future oceanfront properties in the Adirondacks might not be a bad idea....

Etymology: iceberg + burglary

Points: 593

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