Verboticism: Decorcrating

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Lactocartanoia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: laktōkärtōnoiə

Sentence: Emily's boyfriend has a wonderful wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling bookcase made entirely of milk cartons. Emily had lactocartonoia. She is convinced that, at any moment, the dairy police are going to break down her door and drag her off to jail. She is also terrified that she might accidentally remove a tag from a pillow or mattress.

Etymology: lacto (of or relating to milk) + carton (a light box or container, typically one made of waxed cardboard or plastic ) + paranoia (a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution)

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COMMENTS:

I think the pillow tags are the worse. I know they scare me. - wayoffcenter, 2009-04-03: 07:33:00

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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