Verboticism: Greenfleece

'If this snow flea dies...'

DEFINITION: n. An individual, or an organization, which profits by selling fear of imminent global destruction and/or eternal damnation. v. To profit from the prophecy of doom.

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Greenfleece

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: green-fleece (pretty obvious)

Sentence: The girl was from the Jackalopes Forever Foundation, which I found out later is nothing but a greenfleece.

Etymology: Greenpeace (environmental activist group) + fleece (to swindle out of money)

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Comments: Greenfleece

wordmeister - 2007-02-06: 00:26:00
Good word sodium! The question is, did you donate?

ErWenn - 2007-02-06: 01:13:00
Excellent! Even better as a verb, but it works as a noun too.

Alchemist - 2007-02-06: 08:27:00
cool! can I get a sticker?

chofu67 - 2007-02-06: 11:00:00
It just rolls off the tongue. It's worthy of adoption by the general populace.

Jabberwocky - 2007-02-06: 12:19:00
very funny

Osomatic - 2007-02-06: 13:53:00
Whoops! Dangit. I didn't mean to "join the group." Sorry, sodium, I'm not trying to snag your play!