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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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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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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Dairegret

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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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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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Illisitupon

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Larcendairy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lärsəndərē

Sentence: When Jill went off to college she didn\'t go through the trauma that some of her friends did buying furniture and everything else that students need. She concentrated on her wardrobe and left the furniture to the larcendairy method. Bookshelves, computer desk & chair, even her bedframe was courtesy of the local convenience store.

Etymology: larceny (theft of personal property) + dairy (containing or made from milk)

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Lactocartanoia

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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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COMMENTS:

I think the pillow tags are the worse. I know they scare me. - wayoffcenter, 2009-04-03: 07:33:00

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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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Crascandalate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: cruh-scan-all-ate

Sentence: Josh was arrested for crascandalating and theft with a deadly glass of milk.

Etymology: crate + scandal

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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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