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'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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Hoardiculture

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hord a kul chur

Sentence: "I think you are taking that commercial way too literally, Rita", said her neighbour, Bev. "When they said not to squeeze the Charmin, they did not mean when you washed it and hung it out on the line". Rita said, "You just don't understand the basics of hoardiculture, Bev." "People have to justify their carbon footprint by saving everything they can..the forests, the whales, the water, the environment and Mother Nature, too." Bev replied, "But, Rita, is it really wise to re-use toilet paper with brownish streaks on it? I mean doesn't that spread disease and isn't it just plain hard to stop germs from spreading?" "Oh, Bev, I call it it hoardiculture, you call it hardiculture...as she gazed fondly over to her mailbox, proudly showing her name: "R. Swipe!"

Etymology: Hoard (to save up or never dispose of anything) & culture (a particular society at a particular time and place or the product of cultivating micro-organisms) & horticulture (the cultivation of living organisms)

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COMMENTS:

great word -seems as if it should already been one! - pieceof314, 2008-04-18: 08:21:00

Love it! Fits perfectly! - arrrteest, 2008-04-18: 16:22:00

Great word! Wish I'd thought of it first. - Mustang, 2008-04-18: 18:59:00

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Recyclivity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re - syke - LIV - uh - ty

Sentence: Belinda's propensity for saving and recycling any all all manner of disposable materials had evolved into full blown, out of control recyclivity.

Etymology: Blend of recycle and proclivity (habitual inclination or tendency)

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COMMENTS:

We should all have a proclivity for recyclivity, especially with Earth Day coming on Apr.22 ... good one, Mustang! - Nosila, 2008-04-18: 01:21:00

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Repsycholist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: re/sahy/koh/list

Sentence: Janice was our neighbourhood repsycholist who not only reclaimed kleenex from the street gutter for her children to use, but also cigarette butts for her husband.

Etymology: recyclist + psycho

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Nosila, 2008-04-19: 00:38:00

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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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Papermiser

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: paper+miser

Sentence: Don't be such a papermiser, just throw those old disposable cups out.

Etymology: paper+miser

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Trashcycle

Created by: Raquelle

Pronunciation: trash sahy kul

Sentence: "Is that toilet paper on your clothesline?" "Of course, we trashcycle everything in this household."

Etymology: Trash, from refuse or rubbish but also meaning foolish or pointless; and Cycle, as in round / series (i.e. recycle)

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Tossaphobia

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: toss uh foh bee uh

Sentence: Debbie stared up at the clothesline and started adding it all up: the hanging toilet paper, the compost piles, the stacks of newspapers and half-opened junk mail in the family and living rooms, the baskets of trash and used personal items organized by type in the backyard and the garage, and the old clothes in the hallways and spare bedroom, the basement full of broken, loose and dismantled electronic equipment. When pressed about the sheer oddity of the picture, Nancy just shrugged her shoulders and said, "I just can t bare to throw theses things out becuase we can reuse them." Debbie thought these folks suffered from tossaphobia, the inability to throw anything away.

Etymology: Toss - to throw away and phobia - fear of

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COMMENTS:

Good one...an obsessive/compulsive thingy. - Nosila, 2008-04-19: 00:37:00

I like this one... it's the genetic hoarder's disease! - Raquelle, 2008-04-19: 03:21:00

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Hypercyclophilia

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: hi-per-siek-lo-fil-ee-uh

Sentence: Rosemary looked on with surprised doubt. She knew her friend Nancy was an artist, and thus automatically ignored some of her many idiosyncrasies, but this was too much for her to process: The toilet paper on the clothesline, the mound of used teabags on the counter, the dishwasher full of plastic spoons and forks, and the cabinet full of used paper plates. After some discussion, she found out some more items from the hypercyclophillia T.M.I. files -- what she did on her early to light flow days, dental floss, and her newborn's baby wipes.

Etymology: hyper, over and beyond + cyclo, from recycle + philia, love of

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I'm afraid to ask what they did for family planning! - pieceof314, 2008-04-18: 08:57:00

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Repsychophobe

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Re-sykofowb

Sentence: Being a seasoned repsychophobe, Fred drove his wife mad by insisting that the teabags had to be dried out by the fire ready for next time, but she drew the line when he suggested they start wearing recycled false teeth.

Etymology: Recycle + Psycho + Phobia = Repsychophobe

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Psychotic AND phobic. Works well. - Mustang, 2008-04-18: 19:00:00

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Repsyclo

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ri-sai-klō

Sentence: Genie found out at Rita's birthday party that Rita is a repsyclo when the paper cups that Rita just brought out from a badly crumpled plastic bag all have multiple old lipstick marks on them!

Etymology: From 'recycle' and 'psycho'.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by stache. Thank you stache. ~ James