Verboticism: Paperpetuate

'Is that toilet paper on your clothesline?'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively wash and excessively reuse "disposable items", like paper cups, plastic utensils or kleenex tissues. n. An obsessive compulsion to reuse disposable items, often combined with a disposal inhibition.

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Paperpetuate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: pa/per/pech'/oo/ate

Sentence: As a student of Our Lady Of Paperpetual Plates Convent School for Girls, Mary Clare found it very difficult to waste anything. The good sisters had instilled in their young charges the importance of being careful stewards of all God's creation. Generations of girls had taken this message to heart so sincerely, some of the school's paper plates were actually older than Mother Superior.

Etymology: paper + perpetuate

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