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DEFINITION: n. An environmentally friendly program or product which does not live up to expectations. v. To try to save the planet by buying something green only to find out that it's just a load of bunk.

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Gaiaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gai aaaaargh

Sentence: He began to doubt the gaiaaaargh theory around the time that he saw Mr. lovelock buying a ticket to the moon.

Etymology: gaia aaaargh

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Sneakosystem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sneek o sis tem

Sentence: When Gabby Tat decided to join the green movement, a slick salesman sold him an expensive earthworm farm, complete with millions of the wiggly creatures, to help renew the earth and rid the soil of impurities. Gabby bragged about his "farm"...which was in his urban backyard. A few days after he "planted" his livestock, he went out on a rainy day to check on the "herd". To his surprise, when he turned over the soil, he could find no worms. He then figured he'd bought a sneakosystem. Hundreds of robins had decided to visit his backyard and now he knew why!

Etymology: Sneak (someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions;make off with belongings of others) & Ecosystem (a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment)

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Gaiarbage

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy arb aj

Sentence: The ecologifest had an array of gaiarbage including a lot of AlGorubbish and several inconveniant fruits

Etymology: gaia garbage

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COMMENTS:

Four great verbotomies! Using gaia is brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:49:00

Awesome. Very appropriate word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:35:00

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Enviralmental

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /in-vi-rall-men-tull/

Sentence: Susanne was shocked to find that her hand-cranked radio contained over 32 grams of lead, an ounce of mercury in its power converter device, and the soul of an orphan boy. Her green intentions had been hand-converted into nature poison via this enviralmental piece of crap from Venture Industries.

Etymology: environmental - viron + viral

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word for so many things containing toxins. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 21:13:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-03-20: 21:33:00

Enviralmetally good word, banky! - Nosila, 2009-03-20: 23:09:00

Soul of an orphan boy? Yikes! Very good word combination. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:27:00

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Misgreened

Korinne

Created by: Korinne

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Clearly, I was misgreened when they said spiral energy saving bulbs would provide warm mood lighting for my dinner date.

Etymology: misled, misguided

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Bunkinjunked

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: bunk-in-junked

Sentence: Larry didn't notice that his bunkinjunked bargains...were just someone else's trash.

Etymology: Bunk - Empty talk; nonsense. In - Within the limits, bounds, or area of. Junked - Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form.

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Conservascam

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-ser-VAY-scam

Sentence: Willard had just made the first payment on the water recovery and power saver program he bought from the door to door salesman when he began to realize it was really a conservascam and the worst part was his wife, Wilma, sneering and reminding him she'd tried to steer him away from the slick talking salesman.

Etymology: Blend of conserve and scam, play on the word 'conservation'.

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:41:00

Great word! Like the sentence - splendiction, 2009-03-21: 16:47:00

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Whattage

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Wat + aj

Sentence: Although Donna pledged to help the "green" movement by buying products that were supposed to last longer, she found that she often had a whattage problem. Either the bulbs did not give her enough light or they were more environmentally unfriendly to dispose of then the ones she used before.

Etymology: What? and Wattage

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COMMENTS:

Fits right into the cartoon! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 21:12:00

Whatt Whit! - Nosila, 2009-03-20: 23:06:00

I like it. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:22:00

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Ecologyp

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ee-kol-o-jip

Sentence: Amanda was the suprise hit of the bio-kegger when she entered the wet tee shirt contest wearing her new ecofriendly, organically recycled Kleenex t-shirt she purchased through the Ecologyp company.

Etymology: ecology -- the study of the relationship of organisms and the environment. gyp-- to swindle

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COMMENTS:

Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:57:00

Funny! It rolls right off the tongue! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2009-03-23: 16:01:00

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Benefake

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: \ˈbe-nə-ˈfāk\

Sentence: Fredrick recently spent a fortune on remodeling his house to be more “green” for the environment. Everything went well, until the power reserving lamps he had bought, started to burn through the light bulbs like candy. Fredrick realized that most of the remodeling was done on impulse, and he didn’t take into consideration that these environmental friendly appliances could be benefake. Soon, his wife began to notice the problems around the house too; when she sat down to read a book, the newly changed light bulb blew. Fredrick’s wife warned him about overspending without researching first, before he began the remodeling. Fredrick refused to admit that she was right, and insisted that reusing blown bulbs would save power.

Etymology: Benefit (Something that promotes well-being) + fake (Something that is not what it purports to be)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 15:06:00
Your great definition, readerwriter, and your clever cartoon, James sure inspired a spate of great creates!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:55:00
I thought I had bright idea, but it was bit dark... ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-24: 16:28:00
I thought your clever use of color and shading to express darkness visually in your cartoon was brilliant! I know that's an oxymoron, but I couldn't figure out another way to say it!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-04: 00:42:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James