Verboticism: Hydroflobia

'The ice caps are melting!'

DEFINITION: v. To increase the world's liquid water supply (and dramatically raise the level of our oceans) by accidentally melting the polar ice caps. n. The rising seas and associated flooding due to melting ice caps.

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Suburgia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: səbərgēə

Sentence: Life would never be the same in Frostberg. Yes, global warming had kicked in and the polar ice cap was breaking up. That just meant that suburbia was now suburgia with a full-fledged iceberg parked in the recently-developed harbor. Residents can go boating in the morning and ice climbing in the afternoon. Old-man Johnson had tried to start up a snow cone stand but most didn't care for the salty treats.

Etymology: suburbia (the suburbs or their inhabitants viewed collectively) + berg (a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier or ice sheet and carried out to sea)

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Hydroflobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hy dro flo bee ya

Sentence: You will know we are suffering from hydroflobia when polar bears and penguins start arriving on one's doorstep, together!

Etymology: Hydro (relating to water) & Flow (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression) & Phobia (fear of something)

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metrohumanx Nice triple, N! ...but i expected more Nosila filla! Well done. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-16: 01:50:00

loveit! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-16: 05:04:00

Gets high marks here! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:22:00

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Seaprising

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: seep + rising

Sentence: The effects of global warming have had seaprising consequences as coastal areas start to become much soggier. Water is seeping into places it was not meant to be and the water table is definitely rising.

Etymology: Sea, seep, Surprising, rising

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Super sentence, etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:30:00

Really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:58:00

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Polarthawgraphy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pole ar thaw gra fee

Sentence: When Jill entered university to study polarthawgraphy, she was confused. She first thought polar ice caps were drinks. She thought placing freezers over the poles would ensure they did not melt away, as she was afraid Santa would drown at the North Pole...

Etymology: Polar (ice caps) & Thaw (melt) & Graphy (suffix indicating an art or descriptive science)

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Tipanic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tīpanik

Sentence: Every report of global warming sends Gloria into a tizzy. She feels like a passenger on the Tipanic except that there may not be an iceberg to run into.

Etymology: Titanic (a British passenger liner, the largest ship in the world when it was built and supposedly unsinkable, that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives) + panic (sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety)

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Byebyepolar

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: biii biii poh lar

Sentence: They said gore was mad, but he proved to be byebyepolar.

Etymology: bipolar, bye bye polar bears

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karenanne Very clever! "bye bye polar bears" - sniff :( - karenanne, 2010-09-27: 15:21:00

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Flaw

Created by: johaquila

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Don't tell me you flawed again! Does this mean we'll have to build another ark?

Etymology: Portmanteau of flood and thaw.

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Aaaaarghmaggeddon

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aaaaa ma ged on

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Seaswelling

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: see swell ing

Sentence: Perhaps the world's egosystem has been wounded, and that is why it's head and bottom are shrinking and its seaswelling.

Etymology: SEAS, SWELLING, WELLING. SEAS - the earth's large expanses of water. SWELLING - increase in size usually as a result of injury. WELLING - a place where water emerges, whether naturally or the result of man causing it.

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I love your sentence. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:36:00

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Globalwarning

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: glow ball warn ing

Sentence: Globalwarning of rapid carbon release from the earth should encourage measures such as a return to using renewable energy sources such as water power, wind power, even solar power. Certain industries and populations must reduce their carbon emissions, or we will continue to see ocean water levels rise, bizarre weather; and ultimately experience continued loss of animal and human life...leading to extinction.

Etymology: From the words "globalwarming" and "warning". A term that warns that our problem of globalwarming needs immediate attention and change over to using "green", earth-friendly energies. This is our globalwarning!

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Really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:37:00

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