Verboticism: Snotzone

'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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Snortification

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /SNAWRT-tuh-fi-key-shun/

Sentence: After hacking, sneezing and snorting his way through four boxes of Kleenex over the last day and a half, Harry looked around to find himself surrounded by a snortification of used tissues. 'Typhoid Harry' was going to have to look for a weakness in the structure and find a way to break through the wall of Unkleenex rather quickly — another wave of nausea was coming on and he suspected he'd need a clear path to run to the toilet again.

Etymology: Snort - to breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils (from Middle English, snorten; probably related to "snore") + Fortification - defensive structure built around a stronghold (from Latin, fortis "strong")

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COMMENTS:

Perhaps he used the snortification to keep well wishers and do-gooders from cnstantly bothering him! - arrrteest, 2008-03-10: 22:01:00

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Cleanix

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Clee-nix

Sentence: Because she was usually fairly fastidious, Carla took measure of the cleanix surrounding her as a barometer of how sick she was. When she could no longer step off the couch without touching down on one of the slime nuggets, it was time to call the doctor.

Etymology: Kleenex, the popular tissue, altered to combine clean and nix, as in to put the kibosh on something.

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COMMENTS:

Nice etymology! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-07: 15:05:00

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Bleghthargy

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Created by: DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Pronunciation: Bleh-Thar-Gee

Sentence: Slpatch. The sound of hazmat level tissues colliding to floor was louder than he expected. "I'm sick." Duviidu cooed disfigured. "That is no reason to be lazy now." Snapped back Loran. Duviidu glanced over to her. "Uh, Its just bleghthargy you know? Like the name for the physical weakness accompanied with feeling sick?" She looked puzzled like a caterpillar on its turn during the weekly Shakespeare trivia night. "You're Bleghthargic? No You're just lazy."

Etymology: 1. Blegh: Indicating lack of motivation or used to describe that something is sickening. 2. Lethargy: Being lazy, sluggish or indifferent.

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Loogiellution

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /lu-gi-lu-shen/

Sentence: Just dusted off my copy of Galen’s “Physiologia” to figure out the right body fluid to use for this challenge. You know, come up with something phlegmo-hemo-uro-bilious… but “phlegm” is already taken by another player. Then my gaze fell on the old Penguin Classics copy of Aristotle with his four elements… but nothing geo-hydro-pneumo-flammable came to mind. Oh well… I guess, “LOOGIELUTION” is the best I can offer at the moment. Too bad that by now I’m too drunk to use it in a coherent sentence… Sad.

Etymology: LOOGIE (n.) (fr. mod. Eng. slang) – snot, phlegm, sputum, booger, “lung cookie;” LUTION (n.; fr. Lat. lutum) – mud, filth (e.g. "pollution").

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Kleenexudate

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: clean-ex-you-date

Sentence: Entombed in a layer of his own filthy Kleenexudate, Terry had to be under all that tissue paper and green snot somewhere. The question was who was brave enough to pick through to look for him?

Etymology: kleenex - tissue brand + exudate - fluid from body system, pus.

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They may need a terry-picker for that chore. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 18:26:00

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Amalgamucus

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ə-māl'gə myōō'kəs

Sentence: Barney was 15 and a profuse masturbator, but he had been off his oats with a bad cold for several days, and the unholy assemblage beside his bed was part sploogepile and part amalgamucus.

Etymology: amalgam, a mixture or combination; mucus, a viscous, slimy mixture, chiefly mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts, secreted by glands lining the nasal and other body cavities; main binder in boogers.

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Good word. Only one thing to say after that sentence though — Ick! :[ - Tigger, 2008-03-10: 23:18:00

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Tissidue

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TISH-i-dyoo

Sentence: You imprison me in the dark recesses of your bags and pockets until I'm ready to be used for your most basic needs. You wipe your filthy hands on me; you spit on me. You drown me in your fetid waste. You despise me, calling me a threat to your environment. You throw me away. But remember it was you who you made me what I am - tissidue - for there was a time when I was a tree.

Etymology: Blend of TISSUE & RESIDUE

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COMMENTS:

Tree mend us. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 10:46:00

how sad - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-10: 16:58:00

Your sentence reminds me of "The Giving Tree" — albeit a more bitter version... - Tigger, 2008-03-10: 23:24:00

Poignant, yet elementree...where's my tissue? - Nosila, 2008-03-11: 22:36:00

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Encompasnot

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: en-kuhm-puh-snot

Sentence: After he removed the encompasnot from the entire floor of his bedroom, he hesitated to dispose of it in the composter, perhaps it would contaminate the earth? Maybe grow into a big mucus tree of snot?

Etymology: encompass + snot

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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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Topplesnot

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: top'/el/snot

Sentence: "Be careful," she warned her guest, "I've had a nasty cold all weekend and I haven't cleaned up the topplesnots yet. There's one on the couch and one beside the la-z-boy, so watch your step."

Etymology: topple (to fall or tumble forward as from having too heavy of a top) + snot (mucus from the nasal passages)

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