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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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Decorcrate

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: deh-cohr-kr8

Sentence: From her cell at the local jail, as she waited for the first visit from her lawyer, Diane could envision the creative possibilites for the tiny room, the very reason for her arrest. Oh, the injustice of it all! Yes, she had been taking plastic milk crates from the back of supermarkets, she would plead, but they were for use on the HGTV show she had proposed six months before. She had no idea why she hadn't heard from the television producers. Her ideas were so eco-friendly and Decorcrating with Diane seemed like such a good name for a show.

Etymology: A blend of DECOR/DECORATE, meaning ornamentation, adorn, array, embellish + CRATE

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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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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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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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Pilforudderapplicrapt

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PILL-fer-UDDer-APP-lick-RAPT

Sentence: He scoffed at warnings on the side… And built his carport ten CRATES wide. Dairy agents came one day- The lacto-squad took him away… A prairie compound ring’d with wire- Would be his home till he’d expire! To inmates now he must adapt… He’s PILFORUDDERAPPLICRAPT. Despondent now he seeks a noose- Life is not life without moo juice.

Etymology: PILfer+FOR+UDDER(other)+APPLIcation+CRap+APT= PILFORUDDERAPPLICRAPT..... PILFER: steal ; especially : to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again;Middle French pelfrer, from pelfre booty [1548].....FOR: preposition-used as a function word to indicate purpose; Middle English, from Old English; akin to Latin per through, prae before, pro before, for, ahead, Greek pro, Old English faran to go.....UDDER(other):a large pendulous organ consisting of two or more mammary glands enclosed in a common envelope and each provided with a single nipple;Middle English, from Old English ūder; akin to Old High German ūtar udder, Latin uber, Greek outhar, Sanskrit ūdhar.....OTHER(udder): disturbingly or threateningly different ;Middle English, from Old English ōther; akin to Old High German andar other, Sanskrit antara.....APPLICATION:a use to which something is put; Middle English applicacioun, from Latin application-, applicatio inclination, from applicare .....CRAP: Something clearly inferior; British dialect crap, craps residue from rendered fat, from Middle English crappe, perhaps from Old French crappe chaff, residue, from Medieval Latin crappa.....APT: unusually fitted or qualified; Middle English, from Latin aptus, literally, fastened, from past participle of apere to fasten; akin to Latin apisci to grasp, obtain, apud near, Hittite ḫap- to attach.

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COMMENTS:

Metro, my dear...Have you Welsh blood in you...at 20 letters long, your words oft times remind me the Welsh names like Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch This is the name of a town in North Wales. The name translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave" in Welsh, has long claimed the fame of having the longest name in the world. - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:45:00

metrohumanx Actually, i DO have a Welsh cousin...d'ya think that's a possibile metrolink? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-04: 00:27:00

metrohumanx First time i've seen a Hittite etymology. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-04: 00:29:00

LOL I'm French,Welsh,German,Irish :) We must be long cyllabalistic people Metro! LOL :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-04: 02:12:00

Breathing exercises are needed when you go for the long-'win'ded words! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:17:00

Yep that's for sure and often misunderstood :) You're Grrrrrrrrreat! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:53:00

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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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Illisitupon

petaj

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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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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Grandlarcendairy

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: grand + larsen + dary

Sentence: Ruben got put in the slammer for 2 years for grandlarcendairy when he was finally caught stealing 100 milk crates from the Dean's Dairy Company.

Etymology: Grand Larceny and Dairy

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fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:33:00

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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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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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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-03: 16:06:00
My fat-free pleasure...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-18: 00:26:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James