Verboticism: Craterape

'The seat broke, so I made a new one...'

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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Decorcrate

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: deh-cohr-kr8

Sentence: From her cell at the local jail, as she waited for the first visit from her lawyer, Diane could envision the creative possibilites for the tiny room, the very reason for her arrest. Oh, the injustice of it all! Yes, she had been taking plastic milk crates from the back of supermarkets, she would plead, but they were for use on the HGTV show she had proposed six months before. She had no idea why she hadn't heard from the television producers. Her ideas were so eco-friendly and Decorcrating with Diane seemed like such a good name for a show.

Etymology: A blend of DECOR/DECORATE, meaning ornamentation, adorn, array, embellish + CRATE

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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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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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Cratedenza

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: crate/den/za

Sentence: Sam built a beautiful cratedenza in the dining room and filled it with antique glass.

Etymology: crate + credenza

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mrskellyscl nice one - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-03: 11:10:00

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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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Ilemilkrate

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: ill-em-ilk-rate

Sentence: Oh my lord! That guy's is blatantly misusing milk crates! A serious case of ilemilkrate, this is the big scoop!

Etymology: ILlEgal, MILK, cRATE.

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Milkcrateratorator

Created by: amylynn242

Pronunciation: Milk-crater-ator-ator

Sentence: The seat i was sitting on cracked so i got my handy dandy milkcrateratorator. It looks like a milk crate only it it electric and whips you bottem for you. it's the PERFECT thing to replace your toilet seat!

Etymology: Milk-crater-ator-ator

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Creativemess

Created by: dj1919

Pronunciation: kree-ey-tiv-mess

Sentence: It was a good idea when i got the creativemess out to replace the toilet. it cleans up ANY messes in the toilet. Just place the fizz in the toilet and CLEAN AWAY! Creativemess comes in 6 packs. But Before you get your toilet wand out, go to the store and buy, creativemess! It'll do the cleanin' for ya'll!

Etymology: creative: –adjective 1. having the quality or power of creating. 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. 3. originative; productive (usually fol. by of). 4. Facetious. using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping. mess: noun. 1. a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess. 2. a person or thing that is dirty, untidy, or disordered. 3. a state of embarrassing confusion: My affairs are in a mess. 4. an unpleasant or difficult situation: She got into a mess driving without a license. 5. a dirty or untidy mass, litter, or jumble: a mess of papers. 6. a group regularly taking their meals together. 7. the meal so taken. 8. mess hall. 9. Naval. messroom. 10. a quantity of food sufficient for a dish or a single occasion: to pick a mess of sweet corn for dinner. 11. a sloppy or unappetizing preparation of food. 12. a dish or quantity of soft or liquid food: to cook up a nice mess of pottage. 13. a person whose life or affairs are in a state of confusion, esp. a person with a confused or disorganized moral or psychological outlook. –verb (used with object) 14. to make dirty or untidy (often fol. by up): Don't mess the room. 15. to make a mess or muddle of (affairs, responsibilities, etc.) (often fol. by up): They messed the deal. 16. to supply with meals, as military personnel. 17. to treat roughly; beat up (usually followed by up): The gang messed him up. –verb (used without object) 18. to eat in company, esp. as a member of a mess. 19. to make a dirty or untidy mess. —Verb phrases20. mess around or about, a. Informal. to busy oneself without purpose or plan; work aimlessly or halfheartedly; putter. b. Informal. to waste time; loaf. c. Informal. to meddle or interfere. d. Informal. to involve or associate oneself, esp. for immoral or unethical purposes: His wife accused him of messing around with gamblers. e. Slang. to trifle sexually; philander. 21. mess in or with, to intervene officiously; meddle: You'll get no thanks for messing in the affairs of others. 22. mess up, a. to make dirty, untidy, or disordered. b. to make muddled, confused, etc.; make a mess of; spoil; botch. c. to perform poorly; bungle: She messed up on the final exam.

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LOVE IT! - dj1919, 2009-04-03: 21:54:00

Welcome! You may have set a new record for the longest etymology! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:05:00

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Grandlarcendairy

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: grand + larsen + dary

Sentence: Ruben got put in the slammer for 2 years for grandlarcendairy when he was finally caught stealing 100 milk crates from the Dean's Dairy Company.

Etymology: Grand Larceny and Dairy

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fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:33:00

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Gocartons

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: go cart ons

Sentence: Con Taynor filched milk crates from the supermarkrate where he unloaded delivery trucks. He fabricrated appealing boox cases from the stolen milk crates and sold them at bargain rates. However, Con did not get rich until he put a seat, wheels, and an engine on one of those plastic milk crates, and made them into gocartons!

Etymology: To FABRICATE from CRATES = FABRICRATE. BOOKS in BOXES = a BOOX case. GO-CART made from a milk CARTON = GOCARTON. --- It was hard not to make fabricrate the chosen verbotomy, but there were/are already enough with crate in the etymology, so I went with gocarton.

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so many terrifc verbotomys today - excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:33:00

Excellent word, silvery...gocarton, gocarton, gocarton, go...sounds like a Beach Boys Anthem! - Nosila, 2009-04-04: 00:10:00

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