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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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Canoppy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan oh peee

Sentence: The use of polypropylene has cahnged the canopy to a canoPPy, which is a sackrilage

Etymology: canopy, pp as in polypropylene

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COMMENTS:

a canoppy? That hors d'oeuvres is for the birds! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:35:00

the little kid in me related to the PP, and the adult in me to sackrilage! Your whole verbotomy works very well on many levels! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:58:00

It's ickollogical, isn't it? good word - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:53:00

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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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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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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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Pigmentstyinthesky

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PIG ment STY in the SKY

Sentence: My father was an avid bird watcher and an environmentalist. In spite of that he believed in science and technology and that they could make all our dreams come true; and we could have the best of everything that new discoveries and inventions could give us as well as preservation of the environment. As I look now up into the trees filled with garbage, far above a landscape decorated with the brightly coloured advertisement slogans of days gone by, they remind me of the vast array of bright coloured birds I once stood watching in awe. Now those bright colours make me think that my father’s pie in the sky dreams have become pigmentstyinthesky.

Etymology: PIE IN THE SKY + PIGMENT + PIGSTY: PIE IN THE SKY:a phrase that means a fanciful notion or ludicrous concept PIGMENT:Particles that are made of various natural and synthetic substances used to add color to solutions such as ink or paint PIGSTY: Slang A dirty or very untidy place

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Interesting simile! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:11:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:22:00

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Polyleaves

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pälēlēvz

Sentence: The trees in our area go through two stages of color change. The first when Fall arrives and Mother Nature paints the landscape with golds, oranges and reds, the second when the leaves fall to the ground and the colorful polyleaves become more visible.

Etymology: poly (polyester) + leaves (foliage)

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Rubbletrouble

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RUB-uhl-trub-uhl

Sentence: Once again after a very blustery March, Jim Bob and Daisy May 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' (difficulty)

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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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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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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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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