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'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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Jetsamstream

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jetsəmstrēm

Sentence: Roy was amazed at the array of polytinsel that had been deposited overnight by the jetsamstream. He recognized the logos of some of his favorite shops and brands. It was almost like a birdwatching session as he tried to identify each colorful ornament. If only they could stay this fresh and colorful but time and exposure to sunlight would soon alter his almost-decorative trees and bushes to debritrees and trashrubs.

Etymology: jetsam (unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore) + jetstream (a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth)

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Garbingers

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gahr-bihn-gherz

Sentence: Once it had warmed up, Grandpa Bill loved taking little Olive out for walks or drives. He could point out all the garbingers of Spring clothing the countryside: the Cokasis, the PigglyWigglias, the Walmarthias, the Safewaysias, and in more exclusive areas, the rare TraderJoenums and Rodeodrendums.

Etymology: GARB, meaning clothing + GARBAGE, meaning refuse + HARBINGER, meaning a precursor or herald

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mrskellyscl Hysterical. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-02: 06:14:00

petaj I always admire the brilliant pink of the supre carriandras - petaj, 2009-04-02: 06:45:00

Exceptional flowairy prose! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:02:00

good one rw - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 14:18:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:21:00

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Beulitter

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: beau-lit-er

Sentence: That's some beulitter!

Etymology: BEaUtiful, LITTER

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Garbbloomage

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Gar-bloom-age

Sentence: Angel and her father Jimmy often walked the nature trail in their neighborhood on sunny days and often they would see the many colors of the brightly colored "garbbloomage" up in the trees. Jimmy felt total discust and told Angel, "those were not real flower blooms and that the wind had swept the the neighbor Mr.Careless Slobster's garbage into the trees!"

Etymology: Gar;First three letters of of garbage. Bloom;Something resembling the flower of a plant. Age;Last three letters of the word garbage.

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COMMENTS:

your word makes garbage sound beautiful - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 05:56:00

metrohumanx I just LOVE "garbloomage"! (The word, not the phenomenon.) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 01:18:00

Thank you both very much :) It makes it all worth while! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:14:00

Absolutely love this word! :) - ChickenWhistle, 2015-01-16: 11:29:00

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Paraplasticproliferation

Created by: btotheeck

Pronunciation: pä rä′ plas′tik prō lif′ə rā shun

Sentence: Trees found in gusty, populated areas are often affected by paraplasticproliferation, when several colored growths appear on particularly windy days. These features are believed to be airborne parasites which attach themselves to bare branches. If left untreated, onlookers may experience eyesore.

Etymology: para- as from a parachute, plastic- the composition of these parasites, proliferation- to grow by multiplying new parts, as by budding, in quick succession

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Brilliant! You have my vote! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:46:00

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Mariahcarryall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mar rye ah kerree awl

Sentence: Ben & Elizabeth knew that spring was just around the corner. Sure most of the snow had gone, the air was a bit warmer, robins were returning and gophers still hadn't learned to avoid the road. But the main reason they knew was because their trees were littered by mariahcarryall. Every color of plastic bag was hung like an ornament on most branches. Paper cups from every fast food outlet for miles around decorated the gutters, jammed themselves on the fence and added to the colorful springtime signal. When they spotted this each spring, the musical couple (they played in the wind section) would gale-ly sing their rites of spring song, with much gust-o: "Away out here they got a name for wind and rain and fire. The Rain is Mess, The fires Grow and they call the wind Mariahcarryall. Mariah blows the trash around, and sends the roll-up-the-rim cups a flyin', Mariah makes the trees abound, with poly messes of every kind!"

Etymology: Mariah (from "Paint Your Wagon", Lerner & Loewe...a song named" They call the wind Mariah" also recorded by the Kingston Trio) & Mariah Carey (popular singer, whose mother named her after the wind in the above song) & Carry (take away, be conveyed over a distance) & All (everything) & Carryall (something large that carries a lot of things)

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metrohumanx Nice construction...I thought you might be jealous of MC's tree-trunk thigs...until i read further. Good one, guardian of the nose! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:04:00

Great song for this day/definition. I really liked your revised rendition. Windsome! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:14:00

like the way your mind works woman! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 03:37:00

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Litterature

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter a chur

Sentence: The wayward plastic blooms clinging to the bare trees were a form of visual litterature for Kathy. She found the essay in messy,the use in refuse, the rash in trash and the bag in garbage. Waste not, want not became her battle cry. She would use the pen in aspen to describe her strew love...

Etymology: Litter (garbage,refuse) & Literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value;a picture painted with words)

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Branchsacs

Created by: midiman55

Pronunciation:

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Forestfliers

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: for - rest - fli - urs

Sentence: Remember to pick up your trash, especially plastic bags and paper....because only you can prevent forest fliers....

Etymology: Forest and Fliers

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Super Duper! Luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 17:23:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:21:00

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Rubbletrouble

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RUB-uhl-trub-uhl

Sentence: Once again after a very blustery March, Bubba and Mary Sue Ellen were beset with rubbletrouble and would have to call in professionals to remove all the trash and debris that decorated the soon to be budding trees in their yard.

Etymology: Blend of 'rubble' (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up) and 'trouble'

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metrohumanx STOMPING good fusion, Mustango! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:06:00

nice play on double trouble, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:24:00

makes me think of Scooby Do - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James