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DEFINITION: v. To express your love of nature by covering your lawn with statues, ornaments and other plastic figurines. n. A home which is infested with gnomes, elves, plastic animals, and other lawn ornaments.

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Centrollpark

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sen trol park

Sentence: Ivy thought she was a cultivated, worldly person. When she and her sister, Holly, bought a house and started to decorate the large garden with trolls and other garden accessories, Ivy decided to call their home Centrollpark. She had a little sign painted to hang on the gate and her neighbours thought her English country garden decorated with the fairyland characters quite quaint. Eventually though their garden was over-run by gnomes, fairies, flamingos, leprechauns, toadstools, toads, windmills and wells. Then some of their friends started giving the girls plastic pigs in all sizes and colors to add to their motif. The pigs were everywhere. The fish pond became Swine Lake, their toolshed became a sty, the Flamingos became Hamingos and the walk, now a trotter, was a big boar. The plastic porcines threatened to hog every green space in the yard. Sadly the lovely Centrollpark had become Centrollpork!

Etymology: Central Park (A huge park in Manhattan) & Troll (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature, either a dwarf or a giant)

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COMMENTS:

hahaha, clever story and word. - mweinmann, 2009-04-17: 09:09:00

This is one to really extroll (extoll) over! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:27:00

LOL at the pigs theme! Well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:57:00

Ivy sounds like a troll-op - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:15:00

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Fairylawned

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fair - ee - laund

Sentence: Genevieve visited craft shows, garden centers and garage sales and couldn't stop bringing them home... She had totally fairylawned her yard. Sneezy, Breezy, Hopeless and Doc stood guard over her vast grounds in which neighborhood kids had begun to frolic, while their parents prayed for the big bad wolf to pay a visit....

Etymology: Fairy, Lawn, Fairyland

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COMMENTS:

Clever, appealing and fun! Winsome Word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:35:00

Enchanting! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:22:00

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Lucy thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of 'Gnome', (One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures) 'man' (human), and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'

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Hmmmmm - Mustang, 2013-08-15: 06:42:00

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Gnomania

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōmānēə

Sentence: Barbara was diagnosed with an acute case of gnomania, an obsessive-repulsive disorder characterized by the collection and display of dwarf-like creatures on her lawn, in her home, and office cubicle. Barb's family became concerned when she started wearing pointed caps, overalls and a fake beard. They had her committed when she started shopping around for a full-body tattoo.

Etymology: gnome (a legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground) + mania (mental illness marked by periods of great excitement, euphoria, delusions, and overactivity)

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Such expertise in your word & sentence - I admire it! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:03:00

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Shamitten

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: shar-mit-ten

Sentence: Leslie was aghast when she pulled up in front of her friends' house. 'I knew Sarah had a gnome fetish, but this is total addiction! She's completely shamitten'.

Etymology: Sham - bogus or false Smitten - strongly attracted to someone or something.

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Hootingallery

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: hoot ing gal ur ee

Sentence: Fey Array bought every whimsical and fanciful, other worldly and unwordly, lawn knick-knack, and bit of bric-a-brac, of mythical and mystical, gnomes, elves, fairies, grrr-animals, and even a few alien indiscernibles. She then rigged them, so they would talk and sing, grunt and groan, squeek and squawk, and even moan. Her yard was not only a bijouterie, it was a hootery. Her loud cacaphony of embellishments, (some say it was an emhellishment) not only stunnged the eyes, it also blasted the ears .... until the day, old man Remington went shooting in her hootingallery!

Etymology: HOOT, HOOTING, GALLERY. Yes hootingallery is a pun of SHOOTING GALLERY. Hoot - any things (or anyone) that are highly amusing and funny. Hooting - shouting and laughing sounds that are usually quite loud. Gallery - has many meanings but the one that applies here is: a place where objects are exhibited. /// FEY ARRAY - is a word play on Faye Wray who starred in the original King Kong film. Fey means mystical. Array - a collection of objects arranged for viewing. /// bijou - ornamental objects and trinkets. Thus a bijouterie is the place where these are. (I thought bijouterie was a real word but didn't find it in Encarta's online dictionary and was too tired/lazy to look in other dictionaries.) /// In my Fictionary, a hootery is any collection of items that are a hoot or make hooting noises. /// Emhellishment is a verbotomy of embellishment and hell. /// Stunnged is a verbotomy of stunned and stung. /// Thank goodness this long etymology is doneg! (done/dung)

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Gaudygnhome

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: gau dy gnome

Sentence: Their garden was slowly receding as it faced increased competition with the statuaries, gnomes, bird baths, and plastic pinwheels. In fact, many nearby residents began worrying their realestate was being devalued by the whole gaudygnhome and its dreadfully garish collections of lawn and garden accessories. The owner’s oldest, most favoured, gnomes had even begun to desintigrate into fragments of faintly painted terracotta.

Etymology: From GAUDY, GARDEN, GNOME and HOME. It means a home that is gaudy, or garish, due to its plethora of garden gnomes and such.

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Tchotchkepidemic

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: chawtch-key-epp-ih-dem-ick

Sentence: The toys that comprised the tchotchkepidemic on her lawn were defaced by the neighbourhood kids. To her horror they drew anatomically correct body parts on the gnomes and smurfs with black Sharpies.

Etymology: tchotchke (as in trinket or ornament) + epidemic (as in a rapid spread or increase in the occurrence of something)

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Uglawn

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: uhg-lawn

Sentence: Mindy just loves plastic gnomes, elves, mushrooms, flamingos, and deer. There are so many ornaments on her uglawn that you can hardly find a single blade of grass.

Etymology: ugly (unattractive) + lawn (cultivated area of green grass)

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Tackyahtized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Tak-e-ah-tized

Sentence: Wilhelmina Walmartia tackyahtized her lawn with figurines of Gnomes,Pixies,Dolls and Faries. She had collected so many figurines that there wasn't any grass in her yard anymore. The neighbors would often hear Wilhelmina talking to the figurines as if they were her own children. They thought it a bit strange when she was found sleeping under a mushroom cuddled up to a Gnome.

Etymology: Tacky: Lacking style or good taste; tawdry. ahtized: To go into a hypnotic state of mind to be tacky.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-01: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James