Vote for the best verboticism.

'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Plunderwear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pləndərwer

Sentence: Joan inherited some very nice jewelry from her mother. She cherished the memories that it evoked. Her husband only saw it as plunderwear, something to be cashed in at the slightest provocation.

Etymology: plunder (steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder) + underwear (clothing worn under other clothes, typically next to the skin)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

I wonder if this is one of Victoria's Secrets? - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:44:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Kitchenminting

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: kit chen mint ing

Sentence: His kitchenminting of gold jewelry into goldingots and other pieces of the stable currency, gold, was a response to the terrible stagflation in the economy. The plastic he used from credit cards, however, had no real “monetary” value. Melting credit cards in the kitchenminting process was symboilic of a return to really valuable forms of wealth, like gold. Tomorrow he would commence kitchenminting silverware into silver coinage.

Etymology: From kitchen (cooking area) and mint (where money is made). Kitchenmints derive gold into gold bars for the wealthy. Kitchenminting among the middleincomers is gaining in popularity; effected by the current economic downturn, families turn to liquifying assets like jewelry to purchase food, clothes, and other necessities.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Melting the coinage was quite an affliction- the words they were melted by one called Splemdiction! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:45:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Souvulcanization

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: SOO-VUL-CUN-I-ZAH-SHUN

Sentence: Jacob had a souvulcanization to smelt his wife's wedding ring and her bracelet into mush.

Etymology: Souvenir + Vulcanization

Vote For | Comments and Points

Meltrinketosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: mel-TREEN-kit-OH-sis

Sentence: Into the mailer we tossed them with glee- Granny’s old brooch with the fine filagree… Rings that were crafted when that was an art, Gifts they intended to mend broken hearts. Surely we'll harvest the fair market price- No one would cheat us- that wouldn’t be nice! MELTRINKETOSIS runs rampant today… Don’t weigh your heirlooms- just do as we say. Gold chains and memories melted away Returned as a buck so more bills we can pay. Silver's re-fashioned with minimal labor- Into a STUD for the nose of your neighbor.

Etymology: MELt+TRINKET+OSIS= MELTRINKETOSIS.....MELT: to become altered from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat; Middle English, from Old English meltan; akin to Old Norse melta to digest, Greek meldein to melt [12th century].....TRINKET: a small ornament (as a jewel or ring) often bequeathed by a loved one, perhaps fashioned by the lost-wax process; origin unknown [circa 1527].....-OSIS: suffix indicating an illness or medical condition, action, process, or condition; New Latin, from Greek -ōsis, from -ō- (stem of causative verbs in -oun) + -sis.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

metrohumanx WE BUY ANYTHING! Use the postage-paid "greed-pack" and we will return you MAXIMUM MONIES! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:11:00

metrohumanx If you vote for me, I'll put us back on the gold standard and i promise to put a chicken in every pot! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:32:00

A hit with me are your verse and verbotomy ... great golden oldies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:18:00

fantastic metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:16:00

Metalligent, metalphysical and metalmorphic! Cheers, metalrohumanx! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:22:00

YOU are "meltan my trinkets" Metrohumanx~ GOOD one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:49:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Sentimetallurgy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sen-ti-met-al-lur-gy

Sentence: Pam walked into the kitchen to find Robert busily smelting her precious heirlooms. When she asked what he was doing Robert replied, "You keep complaining that I have no job or ambition,so I've decided to get into sentimetallurgy. That way I can clean out this junk and make cash at the same time." "That's a great idea," Pam said as she reached for Robert's golf trophy.

Etymology: sentimental:romantic, nostalgic + metallurgy: the science of working with or heating elements to give them desired properties

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

funny little story - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:22:00

metrohumanx Great word AND story! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:32:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-loh-FO-bya

Sentence: Marshall had always been into recycling for environmental concerns but with the turndown in the economy he had become totally recyclophobic even going so far as to melt down family heirlooms, coin collections, and anything else he thought had even a remote chance of containing precious metals.

Etymology: Blend of 'recycle' (return metals etc to their natural state for reuse) and 'phobia' (phobic)(irrational fear)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Sentimetal

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sen-tuh-met-l

Sentence: Times are rough for Tim. He has liquidated a number of his assets just to make ends meet. Today, it's a sentimetal issue. He may be fond of his Olympic gold but it will pay the rent.

Etymology: sentimental (weakly emotional) + metal (any of a class of elementary substances, as gold, silver, or copper, all of which are crystalline when solid and many of which are characterized by opacity, ductility, conductivity, and a unique luster when freshly fractured.)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Heirloot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: air-lute

Sentence: Marty had some minor success heirlooting his mother's jewellery, but he was bamboozled how to make a profit out of the antique grandfather clock.

Etymology: heirloom (family treasure handed down from generation to generation) + loot (plunder)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Clever blend and pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:26:00

metrohumanx VEEY creative! Good one, petaj! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:31:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Rehashforgold

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: re-hash-4-goald

Sentence: Dylan was sure his rehashforgold would be overlooked by his mother; after all, they were only his Nana's favorite gold earrings that he scrapped to pay off his parking tickets.

Etymology: rehash - to retell or reminisce + cash for gold - shysters that assure you they will send you a fair price for the gold your are trustingly mail to them without prior agreement

Vote For | Comments and Points

Smeltiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smel tim ent

Sentence: Roy surptised Rachel by throwing all her inherited jewellery into a pot on the stove to extract the precious metals. His smeltiment towards her prized antiques quickly turned to confusion. Seems they made fakes in the old days, too and she ended up with a sentimelted blob in her good cooking pots and nothing to remember Grandma by...Roy turned out to be an alchemissed.

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentiment (tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-08: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:35:00
Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:37:00
Shoot - got into the wrong box by mistake.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:40:00
On second thought - that compliment is also very fitting for Metro's creating this definition and James' cartoon!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 23:59:00
I feel some guilt creating a def AND a word, but i really don't have anything premeditated... i'm just a verbosoldier in the verbototrenches - and i never vote for myself..... i'm not worthy. But i really love all you guys - you all raise the standard! And i really appreciate the factoid that thee are no spammers or hostile minds to contend with. we are indeed fortunate. The James Gang deserves some kind of cyber-medal... and you all do too! In Peace and Harmony and Conservation of our Precious bodily fluids.... I thank you all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 07:33:00
Thank you for the kind and funny words -- especially the ones made from your melted-down memories. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-21: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James