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Flamingoed

verb; derivation
to have your lawn be filled with pink plastic flamingoes by various fundraiser groups
 
This word is formed from affixing "ed" to flamingo. Various fundraising organizations would go into rich neighborhoods and plant flamingoes in people's front yards. If the household donates money, then the flamingoes would be removed. This strategy pressures households into donating because having the flamingoes in your yard means that you have not yet donated money, and no one wants to seem ungenerous. When the house has been planted with flamingoes, we say that it has been "flamingoed".
Etymology : From Spanish Flamengo- affixed with "ed"
Source : Social Psychology class. Fall 2011
Last modified: 30 November 2011


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