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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kleptocrappycratecreation

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: klep-tow-crap-pee-crate-cree-ay-shun

Sentence: Leon was always going behind the local stores and sneaking away with anything he thought would be useful to help him craft into or repair broken household items. However, his wife Alison wasn't at all impressed with Leon's "Kleptocrappycratecreation" of the broken plastic crap-pee crate toilet seat Leon created, because it was not only tacky...it pinched her behind and her feet couldn't touch the floor!

Etymology: Klepto;(Slang) A person who has a compulsion to steal; a kleptomaniac. Crappy;Inferior; worthless. Also a play on the word crappy as "crap-pee"

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:34:00

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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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Crative

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kray tiv

Sentence: thinking too far outside the box inevitably leads to a bad case of crativity

Etymology: crate creative

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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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