Verboticism: Rhizomemania

'Henry! Get out here quick!'

DEFINITION: v. To try to kill a weed that just won't die. n. A weed that just keeps on coming back, no matter what you do to it.

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: rhi-zome-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Harrietta and Henry would landscape and work all weekend long on their lawn... pulling,shoveling,whacking fiercely attacking weeds like a "rhizomemania" on a killing mission! Henry sprayed as she prayed gouging and digging with a razor edged spade. Thinking they had finally gotten rid of all of the weeds...Only to find out the next weekend all the weeds had come back! Harrietta had an attack of "rhizomemania" as she crawled in the grass jerking weeds from all over the yard! They had multiplied, Henry, she shouted! "stop what you are planting please and hurry real fast JUST LOOK the weeds are growing faster than we can pull them up they are taking over our yard!" So, Henry came running with the weed eater in tow, to appease poor ol' Harrietta. She was hysterical and just could not understand how these bothersome weeds grew so fast? Little did she know...Henry returned to his planting in the back yard planting variegated ivy,kudzu and bamboo which he thought was ideal for around the pool...

Etymology: Rhizome:A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots. Mania:An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire; a craze;madness

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Comments: Rhizomemania

metrohumanx - 2009-04-20: 01:06:00
I love the word "rhizome".Run with it, baby!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-20: 10:00:00
Unique etymology!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-20: 18:03:00
Thank you dears xoxo Deb :)

Nosila - 2009-04-20: 22:10:00
I think you meant Wry-zomemania! I'm rooting for you!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 05:34:00
Wry thank you Nosila! for rooting for my twisted rhizomemaniaical rhapsody :)