Verboticism: Crateblanche

'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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Crateblanche

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Crateblanche

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: crat - blan - sh

Sentence: David went around acting as if he had crateblanche to steal and use milk crates. He blatently used them as furniture, totes and even in the artwork that he exibited in craft fairs.

Etymology: Crate and Play on Carte Blanche (complete authority to act)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:30:00

funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:02:00

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Confiscreate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-fis-create

Sentence: Lorraine was aghast when she first saw her boyfriend's apartment and found that it was totally furnished with confiscreated milk crates. She wondered, "Should I be concerned that he's a klepto, or content that he's a creative cratecrafter?"

Etymology: Confiscate: steal;seize + create: build, compose

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COMMENTS:

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:29:00

Great word, mrsk...he stole her heart, so why wouldn't he steal anything else??? - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:36:00

nice blending, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:01:00

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Milkcratetivity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: milk cray tet tiv ity

Sentence: His artisitic name was EggNog Au Lait and he was famous for his milkcratetivity. He was not from here...some said he was from the Milky Way. He had designed many pieces of furniture and other art from the lowly plastic milk crate. Every opportunity he stole them from retail and wholesale places, backyards and dumps. When their owners awoke to find them missing, they realized they were evaporated milk crates. The main reason Eggnog was gathering these plastic gems was that he badly wanted to win a world's record. Yes, he was going to create a life-size model of the Eiffel Tower entirely out of milk crates. He finally had enough and started erecting his structure. While he labored on it, a big time promoter offered to pay him for it when he had completed the job, so that he could display it outside his French Restaurant, which lay in a pasture....(which served French fries, French Dip & French Toast). When the structure was complete it was moved to the country, where people could see that the Tower was made from pasturized milk crates. Eggnog skimmed extra money from the project. When the promoter asked him what his profit margin was on milk crate designs, he said, "Oh, just 2%".

Etymology: Milk Crate (Milk crates are square or rectangular interlocking boxes made out of heavy-duty plastic that are used to transport milk and other products from dairies to retail establishments. These crates are often stolen for either personal use or for the plastic that they are made out of) & Creativity (the ability to create)

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COMMENTS:

heehee - galwaywegian, 2009-04-03: 05:19:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:35:00

you milked the story for all it was worth! Your whole verbotomy is Cream of the crop! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:11:00

metrohumanx Blood-curdlingly punny! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 01:20:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Lactoseintollerance

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: lack-tos-in-tol-er-anse

Sentence: Vicky was apalled at Jims lactoseintollerance, when he used a milk crate as a substitute for a port-o-potty.

Etymology: Lactose (like milk) + intollerance (to not put up with)

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Dairycycling

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: day reee siy kling

Sentence: His dairycycling was proof that there was no use crying over spilt milk

Etymology: dairy recycling

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COMMENTS:

very witty - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:31:00

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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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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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Lactoshui

Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Lack-toe-schway

Sentence: I really like what you've done with the place Margaret as the room has a real lactoshui feel to it that balances everything out.

Etymology: From Latin lac = milk and from Chinese for 'wind water' and popular design techniques = Feng Shui

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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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