Verboticism: Milkcrateratorator

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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