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DEFINITION: n. The creative, yet blatantly illegal use of plastic milk crates, and the latent fear of prosecution associated with this alleged crime. v. To create and build home furnishings using stolen milk crates.

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Craterape

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: CRATE rape

Sentence: I felt tricked into being involved in something vile. John, my roommate, had suggested that I carry my groceries home in a milk crate. “People do it all the time,” he had said. And he promised he would bring it back for me. But once we got home he got lazy about taking it back and instead decided to recreate the milk crate into a part of his new bookshelf. Feeling quite clever, he morphed it into something unrecognizable. His craterape was the last straw in our ongoing stressful existence under the same roof.

Etymology: CRATE + RAPE+ DATERAPE RAPE: to plunder (a place); despoil; to seize, take, or carry off by force

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terrific story - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:30:00

crate ending, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:03:00

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Nopointcryingoverspiltmilkismyattitude

Created by: Ratty

Pronunciation: no-point-crying-over-spilt-milk-is-my-attitude

Sentence: When Jenny 'murdered' thousands of poor, innocent milk bottles, just so she could build a whole house out of milk crates, she claimed "Well, nopointcryingoverspiltmilkismyattitude, so what do you expect?"

Etymology: The phrase "no point/use crying over spilt milk" which means no use making a fuss about nothing but more literally with "is my attitude" all turned into one word.

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Larcendairy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lärsəndərē

Sentence: When Jill went off to college she didn\'t go through the trauma that some of her friends did buying furniture and everything else that students need. She concentrated on her wardrobe and left the furniture to the larcendairy method. Bookshelves, computer desk & chair, even her bedframe was courtesy of the local convenience store.

Etymology: larceny (theft of personal property) + dairy (containing or made from milk)

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Decorcrating

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: de-core-crate-ing

Sentence: Everyone who stopped by my studio apartment felt the need to comment on my decorcrating. And you could always tell the recent visitors by the telltale grid imprints on their behinds after spending some time on my milk crate bar stools. These beauties were milk crates turned upside down and mounted on heavy duty orange construction cones. Very classy.

Etymology: Decor and decorating modified to include crate.

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Good word and you should be on HGTV! - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:30:00

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Crativity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kray tiviteeee

Sentence: His crativity was never really understood in his lifetime. It was a tragic case.

Etymology: creativity, crate

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Crascandalate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: cruh-scan-all-ate

Sentence: Josh was arrested for crascandalating and theft with a deadly glass of milk.

Etymology: crate + scandal

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Blactosemarket

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blak tose mar ket

Sentence: Eddy Jones likes living on the edge. He likes to think his middle name is Danger, but it is actually Howard. Eddy recycles milk crates and makes them into other objects and sells them. Anyday now he could be caught with crate freight, by the police who he calls Crate Watchers. He is working the blactosemarket very successfully. His latest project is coffins, air-conditioned ones. He markets them as The Crateful Dead.

Etymology: Black Market (an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls)& Lactose (a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk)

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Dairegret

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dair-ee-gret

Sentence: James knows that it is not legal to use milk cartons for his own purposes. He doesn't let his dairegret stop him from having a bookcase that covers an entire wall of his apartment made of these ubiquitous cubes.

Etymology: dairy (of or relating to the production of milk and milk products) + regret (o feel sorrow or remorse)

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Moomentum

Created by: HighWitness

Pronunciation: moo-meant-um

Sentence: The moomentum movement wasted uncountable amounts of milk cartons, but on the bright side, new homes were constructed and everyone ate more chicken!

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Archilactotect

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ark-eh-LAC-to-tekt

Sentence: Bert was a first class archilactotect and having unlimited access to serviceable milk crates he kept himself busy designing and creating many useful if somewhat questionable devices and structures.

Etymology: Blend of 'architect' (the deviser, maker, or creator of anything) and the prefix 'lacto' (a combining form meaning “milk,” used in the formation of compound words)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-03: 16:06:00
My fat-free pleasure...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-18: 00:26:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James