Verboticism: Viralysis

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DEFINITION: n. A pile of used and discarded tissues; may constitute a bio-hazard. v. To drop a used tissue on to the floor beside your bed or chair, because you are so sick you can barely move.

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Infloorendsza

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/flor/ends/za

Sentence: Josh had learned in his meditation class to let go of problems and let them float away so he put the teaching into practice used infloorendsza to rid himself of his germs carefully wrapped up in tissues.

Etymology: influenza + floor + ends + za (which is sort of like ya)

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COMMENTS:

petaj Sick! And it suggests that some kind of growth (flora) has taken over. - petaj, 2008-03-10: 09:55:00

Snot so bad! Song for the day, Booger Woogie Bugle Boy! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 18:25:00

Good word. The eyes have it, parhaps more the noses! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-10: 21:10:00

LOve the way you embedded floor and ends in influenza ... clever blending ... fits the definition. Outstanding word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-10: 23:00:00

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Phlegoon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: flegoōn

Sentence: Friends wanted to help Jason but were held back by the phlegoon of tissues that had developed on the floor around his sickbed. Jason’s best bud thinks sea of discarded tissues is a bit crazy. He calls it one flu over the cuckoo mess.

Etymology: phlegm (the thick viscous substance secreted by the mucous membranes)+ lagoon (a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef)

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Infloorendsza

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/flor/ends/za

Sentence: Josh had learned in his meditation class to let go of problems and let them float away so he put the teaching into practice used infloorendsza to rid himself of his germs carefully wrapped up in tissues.

Etymology: influenza + floor + ends + za (which is sort of like ya)

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COMMENTS:

Serendipsliptissue-ous! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-02: 07:49:00

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Snotsam

Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: snot-sam

Sentence: Bill was astonished by the amount of snotsam that could accumulate in just one night.

Etymology: snot: the stuff you put on a tissue flotsam: wreckage which can wash ashore

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COMMENTS:

HA! Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 06:52:00

Perfect! - ErWenn, 2008-03-10: 09:47:00

petaj you can really pick em. - petaj, 2008-03-10: 09:52:00

excellent - galwaywegian, 2008-03-10: 11:03:00

Great creation! - Jamagra, 2008-03-10: 13:12:00

kashman you should feel floating yourself after picking this great one :) - kashman, 2008-03-10: 13:13:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-10: 16:56:00

Yep, you picked a winner! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-10: 18:30:00

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Tissueissue

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TISS-yew-iss-yew

Sentence: Lyndon was feeling rotten all over from the bug he was fighting and though he realized he had a potentially dangerous tissuissue with the growing pile of infectious kleenex he felt too lousy to make the necessary effort to deal with it.

Etymology: Blend of tissue and issue

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Phlegmbankment

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: flem-bank-mint

Sentence: Judging from the phlegmbankment surrounding the couch, it was a safe bet that Nigel was out of commission for the day.

Etymology: Phlegmbankment -n. Compound of phlegm + embankment.

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Biohazmat

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīōhazmat

Sentence: Paul was so sick that he didn't even care that his attempt to contain his tissues had gone hopelessly astray. Between the sofa where he was curled up and the waste paper basket was a trail of used tissues — a mucous menace — a phlegm flow — a biohazmat. After 3 days the mass had started to congeal into a two-dimensional piñata from hell.

Etymology: Biohazard (a risk to human health or the environment arising from biological work) + hazmat (Hazardous materials and items) + mat (a small rug)

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COMMENTS:

Haz my vote... - Nosila, 2009-01-02: 18:03:00

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Mucascade

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: myu kas KAYD

Sentence: Vy Russ had had the flu for the past three days, and the tissues that she had been dropping in the little trash basket next to the couch had accumulated and begun to overflow. She was so tired and dizzy that she didn't even feel like emptying the basket when she went to the bathroom, so it had become a mucascade of snot rags tumbling, avalanche-like, to the floor. Too bad she lived alone. Or maybe, good thing she lived alone and no one else had to be subjected to it....

Etymology: mucus + cascade

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COMMENTS:

Snot bad... - Nosila, 2010-05-20: 00:06:00

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Tishubation

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Tish you bay shun

Sentence: With red eyes, and an ever-flowing nose, Colter stumbled into work despite his head cold. He blew the day, and he blew work he needed to do, because he was too busy blowing his nose. His desk was covered with used tissues. Weak and unsteady, leaving his pile of tishubations, and weaving a trail of tishubations, he stumbled home.

Etymology: TITUBATION, TISSUE. TITUBATION - an unsteady or stumbling gait or a head tremor, often caused by a disorder in the cerebellum, a head disorder ... in this case a head disorder caused by the infected, mucous-filled sinuses from a cold. TISSUE - paper hankie, a square of absorbent paper used mainly to wipe areas of the face, especially the mucus flowing from the nose.

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COMMENTS:

Been there...done that - Nosila, 2009-01-02: 18:07:00

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Snoxic

earlnewton

Created by: earlnewton

Pronunciation: SNOCKS-ick

Sentence: Surrounded by three tissue boxes worth of his own fluids, Peter's room was becoming snoxic.

Etymology: derived from snot + toxic

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