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'The ice caps are melting!'

DEFINITION: v. To increase the world's liquid water supply (and dramatically raise the level of our oceans) by accidentally melting the polar ice caps. n. The rising seas and associated flooding due to melting ice caps.

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Suburgia

Top verboticism of the day created by artr

Pronunciation: səbərgēə

Sentence: Life would never be the same in Frostberg. Yes, global warming had kicked in and the polar ice cap was breaking up. That just meant that suburbia was now suburgia with a full-fledged iceberg parked in the recently-developed harbor. Residents can go boating in the morning and ice climbing in the afternoon. Old-man Johnson had tried to start up a snow cone stand but most didn't care for the salty treats.

Etymology: suburbia (the suburbs or their inhabitants viewed collectively) + berg (a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier or ice sheet and carried out to sea)

Created by: artr.

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Decapitoolate: /Dee-cap-it-oo-layt/ After many years of taking this planet for granted, the polar ice caps are melting at a tremendous rate it has come to the point where it is decapitoolate and nothing can be done to stop it. Etymology: Decapit- to destroy the cap + Too late- un out of time = Decapitoolate Created by: TJayzz.

Comments:

Clever! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:06:00

Subterrainingon: /sub-ter-RAIN-ing-on/ By trying to harvest ice from the arctic and antarctic ice caps to sell as crushed ice to bars around the world, the ice magnates created massive melting resulting in globaldownpours of biblical proportions, with subterraningon, the gradual submergence of nations around the globe, being the result. Etymology: blend of prefix 'sub' (under), 'terrain' (land expanse) 'rain' and 'on'. Play on the word subterranean....'below the surface of the earth'. Created by: Mustang.

Comments:

-funny! - splendiction, 2009-03-16: 20:14:00

Glowarm: /GLO warm/ Tom tucked his daughter into bed with the Gloworm he had given her from his childhood. He had been watching something on TV just before that about global warming. Later in his confused dreams there was an oversized Glowarm doll made of ice, walking around like a King Kong character melting all over and raising the water levels in the city. Tom’s dream of his glowarm situation reminded him that he should be more environmentally conscious. Etymology: GLOBAL WARMING: GLOWORM: Created by: kateinkorea.

Comments:

A heartwarming yet disturbing story. I try to be environmentally couscous. but it's hard. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:59:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-16: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-16: 17:55:00
Everyone did such great creating today! Every sentence and verbotomy was a delight to read!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-27: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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