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'Don't get too close. It might be contagious...'

DEFINITION: n. A sick planet which has a cold, a fever, and some kind of weird infection. v. To be worried sick about the health of the planet, because you know the problem is really the people.

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Morbitorbit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor bit or bit

Sentence: When Glak and Fribor entered Earth's atmosphere, they knew they were going into a morbitorbit. They had been to this planet, third from the Sun, before, but eons ago. When they saw it again, it was like viewing the rusted and decaying snagrom of a kleronbeen. A yellowy haze (not yet identified on their gastronomogeiger)hung over the sphere. Then they started giggling to themselves. "Jokes on you, Earthlings! You feel guilty, but really there is a sign near the Milky Way, pointing to Earth as a sanitary refuse and toxic dump for the Universe. All us aliens picked your planet because we could hide our trash in plain sight here! Your are not alone and the trash is out there!"

Etymology: Morbid (caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology;suggesting the horror of death and decay; suggesting an unhealthy state) & Orbit (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another)

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metrohumanx Glak and Fribor saw the snagrom- hope they don't induce a pogrom! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:20:00

Never thought about earth as being part of Universe-alley. Your sentence truly makes us realate to the definition in a Bigger Way! All parts of your verbotomy are so great, they are Out Of This World! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:56:00

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Envirusment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: en-VYE-rus-mehnt

Sentence: What had once been a pristine world, devoid of any kind of pollution or environmental upheavals has suddenly developed a severe envirusment, a world where every corner was feeling the effects of enviro sickness.

Etymology: Blend of 'environment' (The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings) and 'virus' ( the causative agent of an infectious disease)

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Influmenza

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: in flu men zah

Sentence: The total world population, per the 2008 estimate by the United States Census International Programs Center is 6,679,493,900. As of February 2009, the world's population is estimated to be about 6.76 billion. Overcrowding and people pollutions are wreakening our planet. Terra caught a influmenza and is in a dangerous state of flux.

Etymology: INFLUENZA, MEN. Men - in the broader sense of the word, is often used to mean all people. Influenza - a widespread illness. Ergo: If the world has caught a wide spread illness from too many men, it suffers influmenza. /// Wreakening is a verbotomy of wreak and weakening. /// The last word flux, means not only a state of constant change, but archaically was a term for severe diarrhea ... something mankind needs to stop inflicting on our planet.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent verbot Silvery, stating both cause and problem! Neat facts too! - Biscotti, 2009-04-22: 10:56:00

So can we get a vaccine against influmenza,silvery...sign me up! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:34:00

Yes so true! Great word. - splendiction, 2009-04-22: 22:46:00

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-04-22: 22:56:00

Influmenza! Wonderful word and great info! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 22:58:00

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Gaiaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy aargh

Sentence: the planet went from gaia to gaiaaargh in about two decades.

Etymology: Gaia, aaargh

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Graveneworld

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: grave new world

Sentence: Capitalizing on their own freedoms, the earth’s inhabitants forgot to take care of their earth: her ground, air and water. The Graveneworld, as she came to be, suffered an imbalance which made her earth feverishly warm in areas and in other areas, cruelly cold or stormy. Oceans of earth were infected with their oil spills, chemicals, nuclear stubs. Earth’s inhabitants needed to take better care of her.

Etymology: GRAVE (destructive) NEW World: gets its meaning from some ideas in A. Huxley's Brave New World, such as the destructive effects of some "progress" like industrialization on nature.

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COMMENTS:

Greetings, Earthlings...take heed from splendiction's good advice! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:30:00

(oops! your word isn't in your sentence) Nevertheless, it is a Great Word Play! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:33:00

powerful image and such a great word it sticks in the memory ... will use your word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:37:00

thanks a. I fixed the sentence so that it contains the word. - splendiction, 2009-04-22: 22:44:00

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Panorbozoovex

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pan-ORB-oh-ZOO-vecks

Sentence: A plague of greed’s upon Our Sphere- It can be seen; it smells like fear. Plunder, harvest, strip her bare- Hurry now don’t miss your share! A malady some thought inspired… The Struggle now must NOT grow tired. No catalogue or even index- Defines the word..... PANORBOZOOVEX !!!

Etymology: PAN+ORB+(bozo)+ZOO+VEX= PANORBOZOOVEX.....PAN: (prefix)comes from Greek and means "all." It is similar to the prefix omni- only omni- comes from Latin.....ORB: a spherical body, especially Earth, a spherical celestial object; Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb.....BOZO: a foolish or incompetent person, a famous 20th century clown; origin unknown [ 1916 ].....ZOO: a place, situation, or group marked by crowding, confusion, or unrestrained behavior, a collection of living animals usually for public display; short for zoological garden [1847].....VEX: to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to; Middle English, from Anglo-French vexer, from Latin vexare to agitate, harry; probably akin to Latin vehere to convey [15th century]

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metrohumanx To the planetary barricades! Decentralize solar power! Revolution is NOT a dirty word! Ars Longa Vita Brevis! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:30:00

The worsening world ... in versening unfurled ... and yet your last line and verbotomix ... evoke a smile ... for your fourplex! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:31:00

You make it go from bad to verse, metro...like turning lemons into limoncello! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:36:00

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Gaialing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaya ling

Sentence: The approaching aliens took one look at the smog, lack of ozone layer and drying polar caps and oceans and decided planet Earth was gaialing. They decided to abort their landing procedures and flee home.

Etymology: Gaia: (Greek Goddess of the Earth; also the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions (as the temperature of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so as to be suitable for life; also: this system regarded as a single organism) & Ailing (Ill,prone to sickness)

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Terrainfirma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ter-uh-in-furma

Sentence: Harry hates that the planet is in such dire straits but there aren't any real options but to continue to live on terrainfirma.

Etymology: terra firma (firm ground/earth) infirm (sick/weak)

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Epidemicorb

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: epee-dem-i-korb

Sentence: Pandora was doubled over with epidemicorb syndrome. She had totally freaked out because the Earth was infested by a population bent on self-destruction

Etymology: epidemic (widespread sickness) + dem (from greek for population demos) + orb (sphere, planet shaped)

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Pandora...she always did think outside the box! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:32:00

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Celestill

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sell-est-ill

Sentence: Earth has a horrible case of celestill, with garbage mounds on every corner, factories polluting the air, and the ozone layer thinning every day. The only cure for celestill is recycling and implementation of renewable energies.

Etymology: celestial (of or pertaining to the universe) + still (lifeless, motionless) + ill (sickly)

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To not only state the problem, but also offer the cure, makes your sentence Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:59:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-22: 00:01:01
Today's definition was inspired by Earth Day. And the way things are going, maybe we do need some extraterrestrial help... ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 02:09:00
This is another great fresh definition and very clever cartoon!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 02:13:00
Since players are located, not only all over the 4 time zones in North America, but the time zones, of Europe, Asia, and even Austrailia ... verbotomies are posted all during the 24 hour period after a new definition is posted. For example, when it is midnight ESDT, where I am the is 10:00 p.m. MSDT. I certainly do like to be in bed earlier than midnight, even thought tonight I won't be!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 06:17:00
James, we certainly need more done to regulate people somehow to quit building MORE and use empty buldings and incentives to clean up our world! It's so sad to me to watch what the greed of people and uncaring of what they are doing to our planet for our children to have to deal with when we're long gone...food for thought on this one! :) I enjoyed today's verbotomies a LOT! Thank YOU!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 07:27:00
OOOPS James, I see a typo...(buldings) buildings* It's late and I was bored and commenting on a LOT pages,voting and making definitions...I guess I better get some rest finally! Having too much FUN!!!! lol :) I LOVE this site and the people!

readerwriter - 2009-04-22: 08:34:00
Me,too, Abrakadeborah...and Down Under because they are one day ahead, they get to play Verbotomy on Sunday!

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-04-22: 10:21:00
It's a bit disheartening at times when I get up at 5:00 a.m. to see the definition and not only are there several words posted, but folks have already voted before we on the east coast have had our coffee.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 22:46:00
Sorry mrskellysci ... but it's such a fun way to end my day! Hope you find it a fun way to begin yours! My biggest joy comes from reading everyone's creations, and feeling enriched and refreshed by that as I begin my day. I do wait until the last hour or two before I vote, so I can give consideration to as many verbotomies as possible ... but occasionally there is one so appealing and great, it's hard to wait! It's just nice to think that every is having the time of their lives while whenever they are here. Sure is nice that this open to all time zones all over the world!

splendiction - 2009-04-22: 22:52:00
Happy Earth Day to all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-23: 00:27:00
Yes it is earth day at Verbotomy, and we have people playing from all sides of the planet, which is great! Thank you to everyone! ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-04-23: 04:17:00
Maybe we are all adding new meaning to the word Bi-Polar????