Verboticism: Planthateshun

'Don't leave me out here! I'm not dead yet!'

DEFINITION: v., To put an unwanted houseplant, especially a seasonal or gift plant like a Poinsettia or Easter Lily, outdoors in hopes that it will die. n., An unwanted houseplant which has been left to nature.

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: plant/hate/shun

Sentence: It was that time of year again. The tree was out in front of the house waiting for the garbage truck to take it to the "big forest in the sky." The trash bin was overflowing with Christmas wrappings and turkey bones. And up at the front door was the annual line of abandoned Poinsettas. Yes, they had "served their purpose" and now were nothing but planthateshuns. It's a sad life...

Etymology: plant + hate + shun

Points: 1148

Comments: Planthateshun

Nosila - 2008-10-13: 20:16:00
So sad...

Nosila - 2008-10-13: 20:17:00
Maybe we should start a floraphange for them??

lumina - 2008-10-13: 22:22:00
I's a short and sad life. Floraphanage? Great idea! I'd surely adopt! :)

metrohumanx - 2008-10-14: 03:14:00
Hilarious, with a smattering of sad truth.....Oh, floraphanage- i just got it. :)