Verboticism: Hydraulicreep

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Glowarm

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: GLO warm

Sentence: Tom tucked his daughter into bed with the Gloworm he had given her from his childhood. He had been watching something on TV just before that about global warming. Later in his confused dreams there was an oversized Glowarm doll made of ice, walking around like a King Kong character melting all over and raising the water levels in the city. Tom’s dream of his glowarm situation reminded him that he should be more environmentally conscious.

Etymology: GLOBAL WARMING: GLOWORM:

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metrohumanx A heartwarming yet disturbing story. I try to be environmentally couscous. but it's hard. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:59:00

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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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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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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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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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Aaaaarghmaggeddon

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aaaaa ma ged on

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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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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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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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