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DEFINITION: n. An environmentally friendly program or product which does not live up to expectations. v. To try to save the planet by buying something green only to find out that it's just a load of bunk.

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Ecoillogy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eko ill lojee

Sentence: Captain Kirk announced that the Enterprise would now be using a new brand of toilet paper, one which was only one half ply and therefore reduced space detritus and saved money. Mr. Spock pondered this and tried out the new product for himself. It not only failed to do a thorough job, as it's limpness shredded easily, it would also not flush away for 3 or 4 flushes. Spock deduced that the new product failed to do the job satisfactorily, required more fluids to flush it and increased the ship's plumber's work four-fold. He told Kirk that his new product was based on ecoillogy. "Captain, this inferior product will force you to to go around Uranus in search of Klingons!"

Etymology: Ecology (The branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment;the environment as it relates to living organisms) & Illogic (invalid or incorrect reasoning)

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COMMENTS:

Funniest sentence of the whole bunch. The little stinkers in that last line really cracked me up with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-22: 16:23:00

Ecoillogy sure fits the definition. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-22: 16:24:00

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Gaiarbage

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guy arb aj

Sentence: The ecologifest had an array of gaiarbage including a lot of AlGorubbish and several inconveniant fruits

Etymology: gaia garbage

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COMMENTS:

Four great verbotomies! Using gaia is brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:49:00

Awesome. Very appropriate word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:35:00

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Gaiaaaargh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gai aaaaargh

Sentence: He began to doubt the gaiaaaargh theory around the time that he saw Mr. lovelock buying a ticket to the moon.

Etymology: gaia aaaargh

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Scamwow

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skæmwaʊ

Sentence: The late-night pitchman made the knockoff absorbent towel sound like the answer to almost all of Jerry's "being-green" concerns. He would never need to buy paper towels again saving hundreds of trees. He could scrub surfaces clean without using cleaning chemicals. It turned out to be a scamwow moment when he read the disclaimers on the packaging and found out that the warranty was limited to occasional use only (once a month) and that it was made from the hides of several endangered species.

Etymology: scam (a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme) + Shamwow (brand of absorbent towel sold via infomercial)

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Ecofarsology

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: eko fars ahl ogee

Sentence: Brian read about the new movement to save the planet. There were stickers on products that were "touted" as environmentally friendly. Some of them cost more but promised to either last longer or be more friendly to the environment. After using some of these products, Brian was wondering whether it was all a bunch of ecofarsology.

Etymology: Ecological and Farse

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 09:49:00

Terrific word. - Mustang, 2009-03-20: 21:34:00

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-21: 00:39:00

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Geothermalware

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: gee-o-therm-MAL-ware

Sentence: Filled with despair at the increasing size of his carbon footprint, Henry was demoralised when her recognized that his brand new, self-contained, domestic power station was in fact geothermalware.

Etymology: geothermal (power sourced from the heat of the earth) + malware (malicious software) + mal (bad) + ware (something bought)

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well done! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-20: 06:18:00

Great blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-20: 21:11:00

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Environmentalies

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: en-vire-oh-ment-al-eyes

Sentence: The program to reuse light bulbs was just a heap of environmentalies. People soon found that they got no light from burnt-out bulbs.

Etymology: environmentalize + lies

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Ecocentrick

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekōsentrik

Sentence: Megacorp announced that they were launching a green initiative. Every employee was issued a recycle bin and with a list of what could and could not be placed in these receptacles. They went so far as to suggest that employees could be fined if caught not following the program. All of this turned out to be an ecocentrick when it was discovered that the new bins were being dumped into the same dumpster as the regular trash.

Etymology: ecocentric (a point of view that recognizes the ecosphere, rather than the biosphere, as central in importance) + trick (a cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone)

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Conservascam

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-ser-VAY-scam

Sentence: Sherman had just made the first payment on the water recovery and power saver program he bought from the door to door salesman when he began to realize it was really a conservascam and the worst part was his wife, Wilma, sneering and reminding him she'd tried to steer him away from the slick talking salesman.

Etymology: Blend of 'conserve' (save) and 'scam' (con job)

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Ecorrobbery

Created by: BoltonAlan

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 15:06:00
Your great definition, readerwriter, and your clever cartoon, James sure inspired a spate of great creates!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:55:00
I thought I had bright idea, but it was bit dark... ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-24: 16:28:00
I thought your clever use of color and shading to express darkness visually in your cartoon was brilliant! I know that's an oxymoron, but I couldn't figure out another way to say it!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-04: 00:42:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James