Verboticism: Garbingers

'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gahr-bihn-gherz

Sentence: Once it had warmed up, Grandpa Bill loved taking little Olive out for walks or drives. He could point out all the garbingers of Spring clothing the countryside: the Cokasis, the PigglyWigglias, the Walmarthias, the Safewaysias, and in more exclusive areas, the rare TraderJoenums and Rodeodrendums.

Etymology: GARB, meaning clothing + GARBAGE, meaning refuse + HARBINGER, meaning a precursor or herald

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Comments: Garbingers

mrskellyscl - 2009-04-02: 06:14:00

petaj - 2009-04-02: 06:45:00
I always admire the brilliant pink of the supre carriandras

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 10:02:00
Exceptional flowairy prose!

galwaywegian - 2009-04-02: 14:18:00
good one rw

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-02: 18:21:00