Verboticism: Iceburglary

'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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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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Aquament

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ah-kwa-ment

Sentence: Hilda was relieved she didn't need plastic surgery to aquament her apartment.

Etymology: aqua + augment

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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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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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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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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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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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Decapitoolate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dee-cap-it-oo-layt

Sentence: After many years of taking this planet for granted, the polar ice caps are melting at a tremendous rate it has come to the point where it is decapitoolate and nothing can be done to stop it.

Etymology: Decapit- to destroy the cap + Too late- un out of time = Decapitoolate

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Clever! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:06:00

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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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Capqua

Created by: Annette

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The capqua flow is even larger than anticipated.

Etymology:

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

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