Verboticism: Polarthawgraphy

'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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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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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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Subterrainingon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sub-ter-RAIN-ing-on

Sentence: By trying to harvest ice from the arctic and antarctic ice caps to sell as crushed ice to bars around the world, the ice magnates created massive melting resulting in globaldownpours of biblical proportions, with subterraningon, the gradual submergence of nations around the globe, being the result.

Etymology: blend of prefix 'sub' (under), 'terrain' (land expanse) 'rain' and 'on'. Play on the word subterranean....'below the surface of the earth'.

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-funny! - splendiction, 2009-03-16: 20:14:00

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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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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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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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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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Aquageddon(ner)

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: ah-kwa-ged-dun

Sentence: Arks became all the rage after I singlehandedly spurred the melting of the polar ice caps.

Etymology: Aqua-water geddon-suffix associated with apocalypse

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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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Flaw

Created by: johaquila

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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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