Verboticism: Craterape

Craterape

Created by: kateinkorea

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.

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: Craterape

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

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