Verboticism: Overstalk

'Don't leave me out here! I'm not dead yet!'

DEFINITION: v., To put an unwanted houseplant, especially a seasonal or gift plant like a Poinsettia or Easter Lily, outdoors in hopes that it will die. n., An unwanted houseplant which has been left to nature.

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Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: oh-ver-stalk

Sentence: Melissa liked her plants and generally tried to take good care of them. But when she travelled or forgot to water them, only the ones who could switch to desert mode would survive. The rest became, in Melissa's mind, overstalk, and her neglect moved from benign to willful, as she started planning what the overstalk's pot would hold next.

Etymology: Alteration of "overstock" to incorporate stalk, as in a plant stem. Also intended to imply that you are over the stalk.

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Comments: Overstalk

Nosila - 2008-10-13: 20:21:00
cute...Maybe she should stalk to her plants to get them growing...

metrohumanx - 2008-10-14: 03:11:00
hahaha- "desert mode" optimistically deniable. Good one!