Verboticism: Nosemasses

'Oh-oh, I'm surrounded '

DEFINITION: n. A pile of used and discarded tissues; may constitute a bio-hazard. v. To drop a used tissue on to the floor beside your bed or chair, because you are so sick you can barely move.

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Kleenexsport

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kleen ex sport

Sentence: Lying in his sickbed, watching the Olympic Sports Channel all day, Ernie knew that he could win a gold medal for his country in the pathogen pentathlon: his nose runs, his eyes soar, his lip curls, his fever pitches and his body heats. He could do a slalom down the mountain of kleenexsport by the side of his bed. He would have to do a viral spiral to get to the bathroom before he had to luge again. Yes, his biohazard biathalon would end if he could only get some schuss time. His ailing body was truly an international competition: He put the "Germ" in Germany; the "chill" in Chile;the "I Ran" in Iran; the "Catarrh" in Qatar;and he had been feeling "Laos-y" all day!

Etymology: kleenex (a piece of soft absorbent paper usually two or more thin layers used as a disposable handkerchief) & export ( to transfer goods or to cause to spread) & sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

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COMMENTS:

petaj His Doctor gave him vitamin C and said get it India. He also put the malaise in Malaysia and the 'ails' in Wales. - petaj, 2008-03-10: 10:03:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-10: 13:27:00

Great read and word! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-10: 23:03:00

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Boogerton

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: buh-gur-tun

Sentence: When he was sick with the flu, John's room turned into a small boogerton. He had gotten so sick he could barely move; and even when he was better, he still couldn't move from all the dirty tissues on the floor.

Etymology: booger + ton (to make it seem like a small village or town)

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Feverdam

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: fee-vur-damm

Sentence: Rob's feverdam, cemented into place with rock-hard phlegmortar, completely interrupted the flow of traffic through the bedroom.

Etymology: fever + dam, ala beaver dam

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COMMENTS:

Funny sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 18:23:00

Good stuff. - ErWenn, 2008-03-11: 01:11:00

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Tissueissue

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tiss - yew - iss - yew

Sentence: Darrell realized he had a major somewhat dangerous tissuissue with the growing pile of soiled kleenex but he felt too lousy to make the necessary effort to rectify it.

Etymology: combination of tissue and issue

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 18:35:00

Rhymes are fun, fits the definition, it's a great one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-10: 23:02:00

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Mucascade

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: myu kas KAYD

Sentence: Vy Russ had had the flu for the past three days, and the tissues that she had been dropping in the little trash basket next to the couch had accumulated and begun to overflow. She was so tired and dizzy that she didn't even feel like emptying the basket when she went to the bathroom, so it had become a mucascade of snot rags tumbling, avalanche-like, to the floor. Too bad she lived alone. Or maybe, good thing she lived alone and no one else had to be subjected to it....

Etymology: mucus + cascade

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COMMENTS:

Snot bad... - Nosila, 2010-05-20: 00:06:00

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Phleghoard

Created by: pilar1347

Pronunciation: FLEG-ord

Sentence: n: John is so sick the phelghoard on his night-stand is taller than the lamp! v: I know Mary has a cold, but she's been phelghoarding all over our shared workspace.

Etymology: A combination of phelgm and hoard.

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Snotaclysm

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snot-a-kliz-uhm

Sentence: Hector's bout with the flu and the resulting tissue pile left his bedroom looking like a total snotaclysm.

Etymology: snot (mucus) + cataclysm (disaster)

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Viralysis

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: vi-RAL-a-sis

Sentence: Although Kevin was in danger of asphyxiation by tissue, his viralysis was total and he could do nothing more than drop another tissue onto the sodden snotscape.

Etymology: viral + paralysis

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COMMENTS:

kashman Brilliant...quite "snoty" analysis of the "paralysis" :) - kashman, 2008-03-10: 13:00:00

this word really grows on you - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-10: 16:57:00

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Snotzone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: snot-zone

Sentence: Seeing Bob lying there with a cesspool of snot rags beside him, Sue knew what she had to do. She quickly donned her self-contained breathing apparatus and fully encapsulated Level A suit, entered the snotzone, and began to gingerly pluck the mucousy mess from the floor.

Etymology: hot zone (in HAZMAT response, the area of contamination), snot

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle hee hee - you beat me to it! - libertybelle, 2008-03-10: 09:30:00

gross, but funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-10: 13:26:00

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Tissueissue

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TISS-yew-iss-yew

Sentence: Lyndon was feeling rotten all over from the bug he was fighting and though he realized he had a potentially dangerous tissuissue with the growing pile of infectious kleenex he felt too lousy to make the necessary effort to deal with it.

Etymology: Blend of tissue and issue

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