Verboticism: Beautastrophous

'Look! A pretty rainbow...'

DEFINITION: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

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Aesthetslick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ess-thet-slick

Sentence: While the workers toiled cleaning up the oil covered beach, several aesthetslicks tried to stop them from clearing the shiny, rainbow-hued slicks that washed up with the surf.

Etymology: aesthetic (pertaining to beauty) + slick (as in oil)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:56:00

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Splendorinthegas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: splendərinðəgas

Sentence: After accidentally backing the family car into the pool, Julie’s parents and siblings were worried about how they were going to get the car out. Not Julie. As the rising sun glinted on the water, she was only struck by the splendorinthegas.

Etymology: A play on Splendor in the Grass, (an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression, love, heartbreak and manic-depression)

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Cataclysmixedblessing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cat/ah/cliz/mixt/bless/ing

Sentence: As the tornado ripped the roof off the house and left in its stead a jagged roofline, Sally saw it as a cataclysmixedblessing. She would design a new roof with similar jagged edges and an open concept. It would be beautiful.

Etymology: cataclysmic + mixed blessing

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COMMENTS:

Talk about a Twister Sister! - Nosila, 2009-05-12: 18:15:00

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Stavine

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Sta-Vine

Sentence: Jim and Linda's water heater has a terrible leak. Upon moving for repairs Jim noticed an unusual water spot. Linda right behind him yelled and pointed, "Jesus!". Jim in shock, bowed his head and said "It's so stavine".

Etymology: Stain: A discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or chemically reacted with a material; a spot not easily removed. Divine : pertaining to a god, especially the Supreme Being.

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Spintrificate

Created by: RachelRocks

Pronunciation: (Spin-trif-i-cate)

Sentence: She spintrificated the hurricane's eye to see the bright sky beyond it.

Etymology: Spin: turn around Trif: adapt I: I cate: Choice

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Colorific

Created by: specks28

Pronunciation: Col-lar-if-fic

Sentence: The car crash looked like a colorific accident.

Etymology: Color- colorful ific- terrific

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Traumatopian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trou-muh-toh-pee-uhn

Sentence: Jane sees herself as a traumatopian, envisioning the best of any calamity. Some of her friends think she's on transcendental medication.

Etymology: trauma (a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident) + utopian (involving idealized perfection)

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Erratohyperbeautification

Created by: SydneyNFox

Pronunciation: EAR-AT-OH-HI-PER-BEE-YOU-TEE-FI-KAY-SHUN

Sentence: I fell in the street and got my leg run over. I may be hurt but I can't help but erratohyperbeautificating the situation, just look at that shiny penny!

Etymology: Erratic - (Latin: errare - to stray) Hyper - (English: - overactive) Beauty- (Latin: bellus - beautiful)

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Distagedy

Created by: beverly

Pronunciation: dist ajedy

Sentence: She is a very distagedy person at the worst times.

Etymology: dist= far, not near agedy= tragedy distracted during a tragedy

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Beautastrophous

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: Byou-tas-truh-fuss

Sentence: Not only was Linda ambidextrious, but she was beautastrophous as well. As we stared at the morning dew steaming off the burnt stumps of the forest fire, she exclaimed, "It's so beautiful."....

Etymology: 1) "Beau"-from beauty 2) "tastrophous" from castasrophe 3) "ous" indicating the presence of an ability as it pertains to a person. pertaining to a person's ability.

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COMMENTS:

Beautastrophy would be the word for the ability in general, but my word is as it is connected to a person. - logan260, 2012-04-27: 11:07:00

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