Verboticism: Crative

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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Archilactotect

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ark-eh-LAC-to-tekt

Sentence: Bertrand 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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COMMENTS:

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:30:00

Super! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:00:00

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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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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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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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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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very witty - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:31:00

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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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