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'Don't get too close. It might be contagious...'

DEFINITION: n. A sick planet which has a cold, a fever, and some kind of weird infection. v. To be worried sick about the health of the planet, because you know the problem is really the people.

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Tubearthculosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: toob erth kul os is

Sentence: The aliens avoided our planet once they determined it had developed tubearthculosis. It was the only explanation for the poor air quality and inability of most Earthlings to breathe properly.

Etymology: Tuberculosis (infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages) and makes breathing very difficult) & Earth (our Planet)

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Deglobecay

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dee-globe-kay

Sentence: The rotting stench of Earth's deglobecay could be detected by foreign beings high up in the stratosphere. So much so that they created a Febreeze spray bottle the size of Pluto.

Etymology: decay (sick & rotting) + globe (planet)

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Gaialing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaya ling

Sentence: The approaching aliens took one look at the smog, lack of ozone layer and drying polar caps and oceans and decided planet Earth was gaialing. They decided to abort their landing procedures and flee home.

Etymology: Gaia: (Greek Goddess of the Earth; also the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions (as the temperature of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so as to be suitable for life; also: this system regarded as a single organism) & Ailing (Ill,prone to sickness)

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Panorbozoovex

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pan-ORB-oh-ZOO-vecks

Sentence: A plague of greed’s upon Our Sphere- It can be seen; it smells like fear. Plunder, harvest, strip her bare- Hurry now don’t miss your share! A malady some thought inspired… The Struggle now must NOT grow tired. No catalogue or even index- Defines the word..... PANORBOZOOVEX !!!

Etymology: PAN+ORB+(bozo)+ZOO+VEX= PANORBOZOOVEX.....PAN: (prefix)comes from Greek and means "all." It is similar to the prefix omni- only omni- comes from Latin.....ORB: a spherical body, especially Earth, a spherical celestial object; Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb.....BOZO: a foolish or incompetent person, a famous 20th century clown; origin unknown [ 1916 ].....ZOO: a place, situation, or group marked by crowding, confusion, or unrestrained behavior, a collection of living animals usually for public display; short for zoological garden [1847].....VEX: to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to; Middle English, from Anglo-French vexer, from Latin vexare to agitate, harry; probably akin to Latin vehere to convey [15th century]

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx To the planetary barricades! Decentralize solar power! Revolution is NOT a dirty word! Ars Longa Vita Brevis! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:30:00

The worsening world ... in versening unfurled ... and yet your last line and verbotomix ... evoke a smile ... for your fourplex! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 11:31:00

You make it go from bad to verse, metro...like turning lemons into limoncello! - Nosila, 2009-04-22: 22:36:00

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Planetosis

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Wow, look at all the flotsam in the oceans. I think earth is suffering from some pretty bad planetosis.

Etymology: Combines the words "planet" with the last two syllables of "halitosis"

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Astrohnomist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: asss trooooh noooooh missst

Sentence: She followed the screams through the physics department till she came to the door with the plaque which read "Prof. C. Licken, astrohnomist"

Etymology: astronomist, oh no,

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Urachoonus

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: U R ACHEW NUS

Sentence: It looks like a nice place to visit, but the Urachoonus is getting to the breaking point down there.

Etymology: Uranus + A Sneeze

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Terrainfirma

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ter-uh-in-furma

Sentence: Harry hates that the planet is in such dire straits but there aren't any real options but to continue to live on terrainfirma.

Etymology: terra firma (firm ground/earth) infirm (sick/weak)

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Celestill

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sell-est-ill

Sentence: Earth has a horrible case of celestill, with garbage mounds on every corner, factories polluting the air, and the ozone layer thinning every day. The only cure for celestill is recycling and implementation of renewable energies.

Etymology: celestial (of or pertaining to the universe) + still (lifeless, motionless) + ill (sickly)

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To not only state the problem, but also offer the cure, makes your sentence Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 01:59:00

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Terrabulavatory

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: tair-rah-bulla-vat-ory

Sentence: As the last gasp of air was inhaled, it finally dawned on a selfish population that terrabulavatory was a fait accompli.

Etymology: terra - earth. terrible - extremely bad. lavatory - toilet.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-22: 00:01:01
Today's definition was inspired by Earth Day. And the way things are going, maybe we do need some extraterrestrial help... ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 02:09:00
This is another great fresh definition and very clever cartoon!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 02:13:00
Since players are located, not only all over the 4 time zones in North America, but the time zones, of Europe, Asia, and even Austrailia ... verbotomies are posted all during the 24 hour period after a new definition is posted. For example, when it is midnight ESDT, where I am the is 10:00 p.m. MSDT. I certainly do like to be in bed earlier than midnight, even thought tonight I won't be!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 06:17:00
James, we certainly need more done to regulate people somehow to quit building MORE and use empty buldings and incentives to clean up our world! It's so sad to me to watch what the greed of people and uncaring of what they are doing to our planet for our children to have to deal with when we're long gone...food for thought on this one! :) I enjoyed today's verbotomies a LOT! Thank YOU!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 07:27:00
OOOPS James, I see a typo...(buldings) buildings* It's late and I was bored and commenting on a LOT pages,voting and making definitions...I guess I better get some rest finally! Having too much FUN!!!! lol :) I LOVE this site and the people!

readerwriter - 2009-04-22: 08:34:00
Me,too, Abrakadeborah...and Down Under because they are one day ahead, they get to play Verbotomy on Sunday!

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-04-22: 10:21:00
It's a bit disheartening at times when I get up at 5:00 a.m. to see the definition and not only are there several words posted, but folks have already voted before we on the east coast have had our coffee.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-22: 22:46:00
Sorry mrskellysci ... but it's such a fun way to end my day! Hope you find it a fun way to begin yours! My biggest joy comes from reading everyone's creations, and feeling enriched and refreshed by that as I begin my day. I do wait until the last hour or two before I vote, so I can give consideration to as many verbotomies as possible ... but occasionally there is one so appealing and great, it's hard to wait! It's just nice to think that every is having the time of their lives while whenever they are here. Sure is nice that this open to all time zones all over the world!

splendiction - 2009-04-22: 22:52:00
Happy Earth Day to all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-23: 00:27:00
Yes it is earth day at Verbotomy, and we have people playing from all sides of the planet, which is great! Thank you to everyone! ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-04-23: 04:17:00
Maybe we are all adding new meaning to the word Bi-Polar????