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'Aaaaaaahh! It's alive!'

DEFINITION: n. The unexpected moment of horror when you realize that you're sharing your bathroom shower with thousands of rapidly replicating fungi, commonly known as orange slime. v. To be colonized by orange slime.

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Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: fun-gis-o-fo-beea

Sentence: Jenny was in complete fungusophobia watching the orange slime inch their way up the shower curtains and her own toes.

Etymology: fungi, fungus, phobia

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Created by: Cheeser


Sentence: Since it was clear that the fungi had been visible and growing for months, this only increased her feeling of sporendipity when she finally noticed them growing up the shower curtain.


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ewww reeek aahh

Sentence: the ewwreeeka moment in the shower usually occurs backwards; AAAh (standing under the shower), Reek (that strange smell you notice which makes you open your eyes), then the Ewww as you see the onward marching gunk!

Etymology: ewww , reek, eureka.


No no ewwwreeeka - I smell like a field of wildflowers - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-31: 10:47:00

ewwwtiful! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-31: 18:38:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jac/oozy

Sentence: Her bathtub which was had once been a place for quiet relaxation and meditation had been transformed into a jacoozie teaming with microscopic wildlife.

Etymology: jacuzzi + ooze


funny! - galwaywegian, 2007-10-31: 07:46:00

Or maybe, 'Jacooties'? - Tigger, 2007-11-06: 17:18:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spor ror

Sentence: When Marion stepped into her shower at the Bates Motel, she was in for a fright. Instead filming a horror movie, she was actually in a sporror movie. The Agent orange slime was so alive, the shock killed her. The mildew actually mildid her in...

Etymology: Spore (fungi;a small usually single-celled reproductive body produced by many plants and some protozoans and that develops into a new individua) & Horror (something that inspires intense fear and aversion)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SHH-nopp-yew-lazz-umm

Sentence: Claire's first weekend at her boyfriend's apartment went well enough- until she attempted to shower. Comfortably wrapped in a plush monogrammed guest towel and armed with high-end pseudoscintillating hydrating bogusflavinoid SHAMpoo, as well as a small beaker of realpoo, Claire got one sexy foot into the shower and was stopped cold by a severe SCHNOPULASM. She choked down her revulsion like a shot of Southern Comfort and backed away in disgust, repelled by the matured colony of living pestilence she had almost touched. Supressing her gag reflex, she opened the window and gasped for air until her SCHNOPULASM receded enough for logic to regain a toehold on her cosmetic saturated brain. Claire quickly doused the entire shower stall with a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and fled from the deadly vapours for the relative safety of the bedroom and her industrial-sized bottle of generic booze. As Claire's brain slipped quietly into a comforting bath of ethyl alcohol, her SCHNOPULASM began to recede, but she knew that it just wouldn't work. If alcohol hadn't killed HER by now, what chance did it have against the hybrid orange slime just a few deadly feet away?

Etymology: No etymology. SCHNOPULASM is entirely fictitous and based upon the silliness of it's sound.


metrohumanx SEVENTY BILLION to buy up BAD stuff so that people can get more credit to live beyond their means? Seems like a good idea. DOUBLE YOUR I.Q. OR NO MONEY BACK ? Duh.....okay. Sounds good to me. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 11:58:00

metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 11:59:00

metrohumanx Rats! The link- it no fits..... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 11:59:00

metrohumanx I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the defense budget and the Russians and crime in the street. All I know is first you['ve] got to get mad. You've got to say: 'I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more. I'm a human being, goddammit. My life has value. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 12:01:00

zxvasdf A garden that is overgrown needs more nutrient, and not getting that, it dies off the rest and leaves only the strong. Your life has value, yes, but in the big picture, it is a cog. I predict a massive die off real soon, be it by a human hand or the indifferent shrug of mother nature. - zxvasdf, 2008-09-29: 12:51:00

metrohumanx I concur, zxvasdf. The Garden is a good one. First we have fall and winter. Then we have spring and summer again.I anticipate the great purge you speak of, for I, too know it is inevitable. I do not fear death, but I am enjoying as much life as has been alotted to me. The partial becomes complete; the crooked, straight; the empty, full; the worn out, new. He whose (desires) are few gets them; he whose (desires) are many goes astray. Ars Longa Vita Brevis :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 16:35:00

unforunately this is going to hurt everyone - when I forget to water only the weeds survive - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-29: 16:37:00

metrohumanx Weeds are only plants growing where YOU don't want them to. I don't really mean to expand the "grey area" to it's natural limit (if there is one), or to "push the envelope" of comments but i just have to say that it's great to see so many CREATIVE sentences employed with tame abandon. A fortnight ago there was a dearth of microstories posted here, and that's what i really look forward to reading as the midnight hour creeps slowly nearer each evening. VERBOTOMISTS- I salute you! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 17:04:00

metrohumanx This is more like blogging than the blog itself. And I don't even know what a blog looks like. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-29: 17:14:00

It takes guts to invent a word right out of thin air. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:41:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kuhn-ta-mil-doo-ney-shuhn

Sentence: She was weary about having friends stay overnight for fear they would want to use her shower the next day. The contamildewnation that had taken over her bathroom was that bad. Little colonies had formed and were beginning to have battles with each other in her tub. So far, orange was defeating pink.

Etymology: contamination + mildew (a nation of mould and mildew)

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: spore-na-men-tal

Sentence: Lucy was pleased when her mother-in-law complimented the lovely spornamental in her bathroom until she realized that the old bat was talking about the slime on the shower curtain.

Etymology: spore: one cell reproductive body produced by nonflowering plants and fungi + ornamental: a plant that serves as ornamentation

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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Spore-o-MELT-down

Sentence: Stacy started the water, hung her robe on a hook, pulled the shower curtain aside to step into the tub, and let out a paint-peeling shriek when the shimmering pinkish ooze she discovered in there caused her to have a 4-alarm sporomeltdown.

Etymology: Spore: an organism that reproduces itself with wild abandon + Meltdown: to lose one's mind in a satisfyingly complete way.


metrohumanx VIVID imagery, Kyoti. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:29:00


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Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Durr-ugh-hum-bel-eh-side

Sentence: Hot durahumbellicide! I have never seen that big of a butt move so incredibly fast to kill that many pests within a 30 second time range. I also like a word that I created called POLYSHOCKTITIAN.

Etymology: DURA ~ hard lasting HUM ~ earth BELLI ~ war CIDE ~ to kill, cut down, rid of

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:40:00
Today we have a special "scary" definition just for Halloween. It was suggested by purpleartichokes, who not only sent in a photo of bathroom suffering from such an infestation (It is not hers!), but who also offered to model for today's comic. Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy's first birthday! We are having a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we'll chat. Go to Talk to you then! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-10-31: 04:57:00
James - thanks for hiding my cellulite! And that shower curtain... sure glad it's not MINE!

Jabberwocky - 2007-10-31: 13:55:00
busted Purple - those signature artichokes are a dead giveaway

purpleartichokes - 2007-10-31: 14:37:00
Oh well... found out. And they do clash with the orange slime. Guess I should decorate in Tangerines.

iluvenglish - 2007-11-01: 05:30:00
its EXCELLENT.... keep it up, galwaywegian...

lumina - 2008-09-30: 05:10:00
Great word! FUNNY sentence!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James