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'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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Wildermess

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with wilderness

Sentence: The thing that struck me most from my sojourn to the Himalayas, was the utter beauty of the wildermess - the smog dusted snow, the accretions of debris in the base camp and the sparkling PET bottles, like diamonds on the rocky scree.

Etymology: wilderness (pristine landscape untouched by humans - well, almost) + mess (garbage, or untidiness especially created by the human hand)

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 09:45:00

meaningful pull, meaning readily apparent, fits the definition like a glove on a hand, great use of irony, and wildermess is so pervasive! Will use this word a lot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:22:00

Well worth waiting for! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 10:46:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

i like it! Very.....thoughtful! - amylynn242, 2009-04-03: 21:23:00

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Superstitionalism

Created by: harleyquinade

Pronunciation:

Sentence: the of superstitions, the method, the patterns, the workings, their soul laid bare.

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Artdecomposing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: art/dee/calm/pose/ing

Sentence: There is a new avant-garbage exhibition in our neighbourhood called artdecomposing. Complementary face masks are being distributed.

Etymology: art deco + decomposing

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COMMENTS:

Appreciating the elegance of this one... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:26:00

Double witticisms with a French Fullair! Reek Chic! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:51:00

Jabberwocky~ What a great mind you have :)"neighbourhood" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:40:00

The posting cut OFF!!! where I had also said, I am part French... - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:42:00

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Jetsamstream

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jetsəmstrēm

Sentence: Roy was amazed at the array of polytinsel that had been deposited overnight by the jetsamstream. He recognized the logos of some of his favorite shops and brands. It was almost like a birdwatching session as he tried to identify each colorful ornament. If only they could stay this fresh and colorful but time and exposure to sunlight would soon alter his almost-decorative trees and bushes to debritrees and trashrubs.

Etymology: jetsam (unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore) + jetstream (a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth)

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Carriondynamics

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: carry un dy nah mix

Sentence: When in the sky, we spy, planes, birds, or butterfly, we take delight, at the sight, of their aerodynamics. But we turn quite bitter, when we see litter, plastics and scrap, going all-a-flap, they're ugly carriondynamics.

Etymology: CARRY, CARRION, AERODYNAMICS. Carry - lift and transport. Carrion - anything that is decaying and discarded. Aerodynamics - the forces involved when objects move through the air.

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COMMENTS:

Very strong and very complex word silveryaspen! Well said! - Biscotti, 2009-04-02: 01:55:00

metrohumanx VERRRRRY clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:25:00

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Polyleaves

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pälēlēvz

Sentence: The trees in our area go through two stages of color change. The first when Fall arrives and Mother Nature paints the landscape with golds, oranges and reds, the second when the leaves fall to the ground and the colorful polyleaves become more visible.

Etymology: poly (polyester) + leaves (foliage)

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Litterbuds

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lit-er-budz

Sentence: Spring is just about here. As people get outside for extended times they are greeted by the array of litterbuds festooning the trees. The local budwatchers club is out dutifully cataloging the varied species and genus. So far they've logged numerous grocery bags, a couple burger wrappers and a rare self-stick Christmas package bow.

Etymology: litter (objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish) + buds (a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage or rudimentary inflorescence) Play on litterbug

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Garbbloomage

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Gar-bloom-age

Sentence: Angel and her father Jimmy often walked the nature trail in their neighborhood on sunny days and often they would see the many colors of the brightly colored "garbbloomage" up in the trees. Jimmy felt total discust and told Angel, "those were not real flower blooms and that the wind had swept the the neighbor Mr.Careless Slobster's garbage into the trees!"

Etymology: Gar;First three letters of of garbage. Bloom;Something resembling the flower of a plant. Age;Last three letters of the word garbage.

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COMMENTS:

your word makes garbage sound beautiful - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 05:56:00

metrohumanx I just LOVE "garbloomage"! (The word, not the phenomenon.) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 01:18:00

Thank you both very much :) It makes it all worth while! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:14:00

Absolutely love this word! :) - ChickenWhistle, 2015-01-16: 11:29:00

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Styroflowers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sti + roh + flah + wurs

Sentence: I wakened to the sights and sounds of Spring this morning, with the many colorful birds singing their April melodies. The dew was fresh on the lawn and there was a breeze bringing warm, sweet air with it. I next heard the rustle of the trashtrees with their little baggie buds waving on the ends of their branches; accompanied by large white styroflowers which had bloomed everywhere. Ahhh, this would truly be a sight to remember....styrospring at its best.

Etymology: Styrofoam (light resilient foam of polystyrene)and Flowers

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Littercling

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: litt er cling

Sentence: The gusts of wind blew loose garbage and debris from the ground in great swirling motions along the streets. The wind swirls were littercling the prickly shrubs, not yet budding, and trees, still dry and dormant. They continued littercling lamposts and swathing the city’s streets and surfaces. The litterclings revealed a decorative mix of discarded plastic remnants of garbage bags and other such permamatter.

Etymology: From litter and cling. It is the effect of wind depositing trash on prickly trees etc.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James