Verboticism: Crativity

'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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COMMENTS:

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

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Larcendairy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lärsəndərē

Sentence: When Jill went off to college she didn\'t go through the trauma that some of her friends did buying furniture and everything else that students need. She concentrated on her wardrobe and left the furniture to the larcendairy method. Bookshelves, computer desk & chair, even her bedframe was courtesy of the local convenience store.

Etymology: larceny (theft of personal property) + dairy (containing or made from milk)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illisitupon

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: illicit-a-pon

Sentence: Lily's crativity resulted in a booming business for illisitupons. They were not very comfortable and left an awful pattern on legs and bottoms, but they had become so fashionable that she was running a thriving online shop. Only trouble, was she had to keep changing hosts and addresses to avoid prosecution by the dairy co.

Etymology: illicit (illegal) + sit upon

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-03: 08:46:00

moovelous - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:36:00

Bully for her! - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:38:00

Definitely one of the butt-er (better) sentences! Your word is Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:09:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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