Verboticism: Theathaw

'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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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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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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Capqua

Created by: Annette

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The capqua flow is even larger than anticipated.

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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Eaumygod

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: oh maye god

Sentence: "Eaumygod! Water disaster!" Icebergs wreck flotilla in Monaco! full story inside

Etymology: eau as in water! oh my God

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luv that first head line! Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-16: 17:24:00

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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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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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