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DEFINITION: v. To express your love of nature by covering your lawn with statues, ornaments and other plastic figurines. n. A home which is infested with gnomes, elves, plastic animals, and other lawn ornaments.

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Barb thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of Gnome, man, and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'.

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COMMENTS:

great....like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-17: 09:10:00

It doesn't get gnome better! Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:36:00

Yes this is a great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 16:07:00

There's no place like gnome! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:23:00

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Bricabracken

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: BRIK ah brak en

Sentence: Sue Veneer likes to bring home something "cute" for her yard from every place she travels. Since her collection represents places from Alaska to Zimbabwe, there is no rhyme nor reason to how things are placed. She also favors "the wild look," which features a lot of bushes and ground cover, requiring a minimum of upkeep. Sue's yard is probably the only place in the world where a polar bear towers over a zebra, both standing in a patch of English ivy. Her neighbors find it unusual and call it "the bric-a-bracken," but consider it much more tolerable than the previous owner's yard, which most of them remember all too well even though it was almost fifteen years ago. That one featured, um, "vintage," cars in various states of repair, many up on blocks.

Etymology: bric-a-brac (knick-knacks, curios, novelty decorations) + bracken (dense or scrubby shrubbery or undergrowth)

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Hootingallery

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: hoot ing gal ur ee

Sentence: Fey Array bought every whimsical and fanciful, other worldly and unwordly, lawn knick-knack, and bit of bric-a-brac, of mythical and mystical, gnomes, elves, fairies, grrr-animals, and even a few alien indiscernibles. She then rigged them, so they would talk and sing, grunt and groan, squeek and squawk, and even moan. Her yard was not only a bijouterie, it was a hootery. Her loud cacaphony of embellishments, (some say it was an emhellishment) not only stunnged the eyes, it also blasted the ears .... until the day, old man Remington went shooting in her hootingallery!

Etymology: HOOT, HOOTING, GALLERY. Yes hootingallery is a pun of SHOOTING GALLERY. Hoot - any things (or anyone) that are highly amusing and funny. Hooting - shouting and laughing sounds that are usually quite loud. Gallery - has many meanings but the one that applies here is: a place where objects are exhibited. /// FEY ARRAY - is a word play on Faye Wray who starred in the original King Kong film. Fey means mystical. Array - a collection of objects arranged for viewing. /// bijou - ornamental objects and trinkets. Thus a bijouterie is the place where these are. (I thought bijouterie was a real word but didn't find it in Encarta's online dictionary and was too tired/lazy to look in other dictionaries.) /// In my Fictionary, a hootery is any collection of items that are a hoot or make hooting noises. /// Emhellishment is a verbotomy of embellishment and hell. /// Stunnged is a verbotomy of stunned and stung. /// Thank goodness this long etymology is doneg! (done/dung)

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Tackyahtized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Tak-e-ah-tized

Sentence: Wilhelmina Walmartia tackyahtized her lawn with figurines of Gnomes,Pixies,Dolls and Faries. She had collected so many figurines that there wasn't any grass in her yard anymore. The neighbors would often hear Wilhelmina talking to the figurines as if they were her own children. They thought it a bit strange when she was found sleeping under a mushroom cuddled up to a Gnome.

Etymology: Tacky: Lacking style or good taste; tawdry. ahtized: To go into a hypnotic state of mind to be tacky.

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Kitschen

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: k itch in

Sentence: The food in her kitschen was great, it was the little plaques all over the place with heart warming phrases that were hard to stomach.

Etymology: kitchen, kitsch

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Gnomicile

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gnome-i-cile

Sentence: Jeanette loved her garden, all the little plastic bunnies, gnomes and flamingos. As soon as it warmed up in spring, she was putting together her gnomicile for everyone to enjoy.

Etymology: gnome -- diminutive beings responsible for guarding the earth. domicile -- permanent home

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COMMENTS:

Great etymology. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:37:00

Yes gnomicile is perfect! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:54:00

Gnomes are so gneat....and gnatural. - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:13:00

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Fairylawned

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fair - ee - laund

Sentence: Genevieve visited craft shows, garden centers and garage sales and couldn't stop bringing them home... She had totally fairylawned her yard. Sneezy, Breezy, Hopeless and Doc stood guard over her vast grounds in which neighborhood kids had begun to frolic, while their parents prayed for the big bad wolf to pay a visit....

Etymology: Fairy, Lawn, Fairyland

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Clever, appealing and fun! Winsome Word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:35:00

Enchanting! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:22:00

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Junkaments

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Junk-a-ments

Sentence: Trailoretta just loved decorating her yard with all types of "junkaments" She would keep adding more and more plastic ornaments and figurines until, she barely had enough room to get to her mobile home doorsteps. Often the neighbors would peer out of their curtains...watching Trailoretta kneeling down to pet and talk to her gnomes and elf collection.(She apparently thought the the mushrooms, elves and gnomes had magical powers.)

Etymology: Junk:Rubbish,debris, crap (slang) trashy,clutter. Ornaments:Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment (in this case an over embellishment of plastic junk.)

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COMMENTS:

Oh how well, your word describes some of these! Good blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:41:00

Trailoretta is a Trailer Park Girl for sure...and some mushrooms do have magical powers! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:25:00

Thank you both very much I really enjoy each others comments and your sentences! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-20: 18:18:00

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Lucy thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of 'Gnome', (One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures) 'man' (human), and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'

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Hmmmmm - Mustang, 2013-08-15: 06:42:00

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Lucy thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of 'Gnome', (One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures) 'man' (human), and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'

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Hmmmmm - Mustang, 2013-08-15: 06:42:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-01: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James