Verboticism: Cratefuldread

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

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

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Cratefuldread

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: krayt full dred

Sentence: They lived on the creative edge. Milkmen and Dairies feared them and none were safe from their criminal activities. Although we now call it recycling, in those days they lived in cratefuldread of prosecution. They were the Dread Heads...

Etymology: Crateful (the quantity contained in a crate) & Dread (fearful expectation or anticipation; be afraid or scared of; be frightened of) & WordPLay on Grateful Dead (American Rock band fronted by Jerry Garcia in the 60's & 70's)

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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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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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Cratedenza

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: crate/den/za

Sentence: Sam built a beautiful cratedenza in the dining room and filled it with antique glass.

Etymology: crate + credenza

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mrskellyscl nice one - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-03: 11:10:00

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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

mrskellyscl

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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Ilemilkrate

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: ill-em-ilk-rate

Sentence: Oh my lord! That guy's is blatantly misusing milk crates! A serious case of ilemilkrate, this is the big scoop!

Etymology: ILlEgal, MILK, cRATE.

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Lactocartanoia

artr

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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