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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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Ornafestation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôrnəfestāshən

Sentence: Maybe it is a form of separation anxiety or some sort of guilty pleasure but every time Bob needs to leave town on business, Louise feels the need to add to the ornafestation in the front yard. This time during a trip to Kansas she went for the full tacky-pack — the burro with cart complete with gnome driver and 8 dozen plastic flowers. Bob has learned to walk to and from his car looking only at his shoes and enough walkway to keep from tripping.

Etymology: ornament (a thing used to adorn something but usually having no practical purpose) + (insects or animals in large numbers, typically so as to cause damage or disease)

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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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Centrollpark

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sen trol park

Sentence: Ivy thought she was a cultivated, worldly person. When she and her sister, Holly, bought a house and started to decorate the large garden with trolls and other garden accessories, Ivy decided to call their home Centrollpark. She had a little sign painted to hang on the gate and her neighbours thought her English country garden decorated with the fairyland characters quite quaint. Eventually though their garden was over-run by gnomes, fairies, flamingos, leprechauns, toadstools, toads, windmills and wells. Then some of their friends started giving the girls plastic pigs in all sizes and colors to add to their motif. The pigs were everywhere. The fish pond became Swine Lake, their toolshed became a sty, the Flamingos became Hamingos and the walk, now a trotter, was a big boar. The plastic porcines threatened to hog every green space in the yard. Sadly the lovely Centrollpark had become Centrollpork!

Etymology: Central Park (A huge park in Manhattan) & Troll (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature, either a dwarf or a giant)

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COMMENTS:

hahaha, clever story and word. - mweinmann, 2009-04-17: 09:09:00

This is one to really extroll (extoll) over! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:27:00

LOL at the pigs theme! Well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:57:00

Ivy sounds like a troll-op - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:15:00

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Ignomeramous

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ig nohm ray muss

Sentence: She was a total ignomeramous, given to elf harm when feeling grumpy, bashful or dopey.

Etymology: ingoramous gnome

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Gnomensland

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no mens land

Sentence: Mary Contrary's home was a gaudy fairy tale house surrounded by a front and backyard covered by every known garden ornament. She had over 200 garden gnomes, no two alike and each had a name. Her home was a gnomensland, as no sane man would be caught dead in this fairyland setting. Even her dog was embarrassed to be seen there...he was sure all these creatures came alive at night and they probably did!

Etymology: Gnome (elf or fairy) & No Mens Land (devoid of men) & WordPlay on No-Mans-Land (an area not suitable or used for occupation or habitation;

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Shamitten

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: shar-mit-ten

Sentence: Leslie was aghast when she pulled up in front of her friends' house. 'I knew Sarah had a gnome fetish, but this is total addiction! She's completely shamitten'.

Etymology: Sham - bogus or false Smitten - strongly attracted to someone or something.

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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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Lawnbegone

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: lawn-bee-gawn

Sentence: Do you see way too much green when you look out your window? Do your eyes water when you see blades of grass moving in the wind? Then pick up some LAWNBEGONE today! Just one spray of this magical potion will cause a slew ceramic gnomes, plastic flamingos, holiday decorations, flashing lights, and random political signs to pop up all over your lawn! No longer will you be subject to the horridly soft and sweet-smelling green stuff that pops up in your yard. LAWNBEGONE will make your wildest dreams come true. Pick up a bottle (or ten) today!

Etymology: Lawn: greenery that grows in your yard. Be: to exist. Gone: not here.

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REally good word! Your advertisement is very appealing, too! "Do your eyes water when you see blades of grass..."!!! ;) - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:05:00

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Dwarficulture

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dw-orf-kulcha

Sentence: Minnie by name, mini by nature, she loved trolling through the flea markets looking for tyre swans, ceramic animals and her favourite concrete gnomes to add to the dwarficulture in her back yard.

Etymology: dwarf + horticulture

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COMMENTS:

Clever start to your great sentence and for your great verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:31:00

Excellent word! Dwarficulture captures well the selection of "dwarf" and disney gnomes out there! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:02:00

Great gnomenclature - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:18:00

Gnomaste...great word! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:26:00

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Comments:

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