Verboticism: Craterape

'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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Pilforudderapplicrapt

metrohumanx

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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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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Confiscreate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-fis-create

Sentence: Lorraine was aghast when she first saw her boyfriend's apartment and found that it was totally furnished with confiscreated milk crates. She wondered, "Should I be concerned that he's a klepto, or content that he's a creative cratecrafter?"

Etymology: Confiscate: steal;seize + create: build, compose

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terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:29:00

Great word, mrsk...he stole her heart, so why wouldn't he steal anything else??? - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:36:00

nice blending, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-04: 09:01:00

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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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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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Dairegret

artr

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

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

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Gocartons

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: go cart ons

Sentence: Con Taynor filched milk crates from the supermarkrate where he unloaded delivery trucks. He fabricrated appealing boox cases from the stolen milk crates and sold them at bargain rates. However, Con did not get rich until he put a seat, wheels, and an engine on one of those plastic milk crates, and made them into gocartons!

Etymology: To FABRICATE from CRATES = FABRICRATE. BOOKS in BOXES = a BOOX case. GO-CART made from a milk CARTON = GOCARTON. --- It was hard not to make fabricrate the chosen verbotomy, but there were/are already enough with crate in the etymology, so I went with gocarton.

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so many terrifc verbotomys today - excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 12:33:00

Excellent word, silvery...gocarton, gocarton, gocarton, go...sounds like a Beach Boys Anthem! - Nosila, 2009-04-04: 00:10:00

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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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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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Crativity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kray tiviteeee

Sentence: His crativity was never really understood in his lifetime. It was a tragic case.

Etymology: creativity, crate

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