Verboticism: Seaswelling

'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

artr

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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Tipanic

artr

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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Ohnoah

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: ooo - no - ah

Sentence: Ohnoah, Solomen yelled, the polar ice caps are melting. I better start building an Ark.

Etymology: Oh and Noah plus Oh No!!

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COMMENTS:

Oh! So Noahtable! Puntastic, clever, delightful. Super create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:22:00

Good one! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:24:00

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Hydraulicreep

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: high-DRALL-ick-REAP

Sentence: “I can’t stand Venice” said Florence- as she revved up her gross SUV- she resisted downsizing- as the waters kept rising- her error was failing to sea! Denial and tears came in torrents- we were singing a CO2 dirge- our years of excess- caused a wet sloppy mess- now all we can do is submerge. For years some had tried to persuade us- That the problem was oil and coal- But a global guffaw- Caused the glaciers to thaw- Now HYDRAULICREEP’s out of control.

Etymology: HYDRAULIC+CREEP=HYDRAULICREEP..........HYDRAULIC: operated, moved, or effected by means of water, of or relating to water or other liquid in motion; Latin hydraulicus, from Greek hydraulikos, from hydraulis hydraulic organ, from hydr- + aulos reed instrument [1661].....CREEP: to enter or advance gradually so as to be almost unnoticed, to change shape permanently from prolonged stress or exposure to high temperatures, to go very slowly; Middle English crepen, from Old English crēopan; akin to Old Norse krjūpa to creep [before 12th century].

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Florence couldn't fathom why her beach house vanished or why the shore was miles inland, she disliked the ocean, but at least she could surfeit. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-16: 01:47:00

Good sentence! Good word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:28:00

Impressive word and sentence! So true: her home built too close to the shoreline - the denial or ignorance of globalwarming's effects - splendiction, 2009-03-16: 20:17:00

Good word there metrohumanx,You're a brilliant writer too :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-16: 22:56:00

metrohumanx My humble thanks. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 03:00:00

Really good! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:28:00

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Icebergwetus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eys berg wet us

Sentence: The rise in oceans due to polar meltdown was setting off bergler alarms in the world. Edna D. World, was so panicked that she told her friends she was suffering from a bad case of icebergwetus. She was in bad need of some glaciation therapy.

Etymology: Iceberg (a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier) Wet Us (get us soaked) and play on iceberg lettuce (lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head)

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Iceburglary

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ICE berg ler ee

Sentence: The government has had to impose sanctions against many of the big companies who are contributing most to pollution and CO2 levels, since they don't care if it causes global warming, melting of icebergs, and rising sea levels 50 years from now. Why should they care? None of those people will be around! Basically their actions (or inaction) should probably be termed an iceburglary. Although speculating on future oceanfront properties in the Adirondacks might not be a bad idea....

Etymology: iceberg + burglary

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Articmeltiflow

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Ar-tic-mel-ti-flow

Sentence: Eeeek! Marie-Jacques ran screaming out of her home in her bath towel in a panic from the "articmeltiflow" causing water to gush out of every plumbing fixture in her house! She was feeling the effects of global warming. She knew the temperatures in the Arctic region were rising twice as fast as they are elsewhere in the world and the Arctic ice is melting and causing an "articmeltiflow" so badly that is was bursting pipes and overflowing everywhere! Small wild animals were being forced out of their natural habitat floating into Marie-Jacques's home. It wasn't the "articmeltiflow" that she was so much afraid of, it was all the wild animals scurrying around to make a new home at Marie-Jacques's home!

Etymology: Artic;The Arctic (/ɑɹktɪk/, /ɑɹtɪk/) is the region around the Earth's North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean (which overlies the North Pole) and parts of Canada, Greenland (a territory of Denmark), Russia, the United States (Alaska), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Melt;the process of heating a solid substance to a liquid. tiflow;(slang);causing water to gush as you flush,brush or shower "Articmeltiflow" is causing all your plumbing to overflow and flooding you out of the house as small wild animals float inside and take over.

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Capqua

Created by: Annette

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The capqua flow is even larger than anticipated.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Good start...I like the word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:30:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Theathaw

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: theethaw

Sentence: Maybe it was his choice of words, maybe his lisp, but when Henry tried to warn people about global warming, his efforts fell on deaf ears. His proclamation to "beware the arctic theathaw" left people wondering why a teetertotter in the tundra could be any concern to them.

Etymology: thea (ocean) + thaw (to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt) play on seesaw with a lisp.

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