Verboticism: Residurate

'I wonder who keeps leaving these empties in the fridge'

DEFINITION: v. To leave a minute quantity of something in a bottle or container. n. A person who never finishes off the last bit of milk, mustard or whatever, because they want to leave the job of replacing it to someone else.

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Scrapulator

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Scrap you later

Sentence: Luke was one of those people who would actually create work for himself procrastinating over household chores. Finding a condiment vessel in his pantry that had any more than a scrap of contents was nigh on impossible. When Sally went looking for Vegemite and found not one but seven almost empty jars she exclaimed "Luke! When *will* you scrap all this detritus?" To which Luke replied "Oh, I'll do it later". And thus his nickname was born.

Etymology: The mindset of the scrapulator: eh, I'll scrap you later

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COMMENTS:

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:42:00

Also the detritus being 'scrap' and the person being one who scraps.. leaving them all over. - dochanne, 2009-05-15: 04:17:00

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Condimentalist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon di men tal ist

Sentence: It was only after they had moved in together that Sandra realized she was living with a condimentalist. Fred would use up the ketchup, mustard, relish and sauces in the fridge and then put the empty containers back until the naive Sandra would reach for them. Not only would she not know they had run out of something before she went for groceries, she would be forced to eat salads without dressings, fries without ketchup or hot dogs without the fixings. The only thing that cured him was when she placed empty beer bottles in the fridge on really hot days...wah, wah!

Etymology: Condiment (a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment)& Mentalist ((philosophy) a person who believes the doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness)

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Smidgentoad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smi jen tode

Sentence: Tony was a smidgentoad. He left bottles, cans and other food containers with just a smidgen of the goods in them. He was lazy and figured if he did that, he would never be responsible for cleaning out or buying replacements. His actions however had left just a smidgen of love left in his girlfriend Maria and she decided to throw him out with all those empty containers.

Etymology: Smidgen (a tiny or scarcely detectable amount)& Toad (ugly amphibian;derogatory term for a person) & WordPlay on Pigeon-Toed

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Allgonif

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation: All-gawn-if

Sentence: What allgonif didn't replace the toilet paper!?!?

Etymology: All gone: depleted, used up; gonif: yiddish noun meaning scoundrel

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Remnanticize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rem/nan/ti/size

Sentence: Sally couldn't bear to throw things out and would remnanticize about the contents as well as the bottles.

Etymology: remnant + romanticize

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COMMENTS:

OMGOSH it's must be a "Sally day" lol I came to vote on the word I liked and saw you named this one Sally while I named another one Sallynag! Great word there Jabber :)I was just catching up! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:29:00

Tell Sally to contact me--I have some great ideas for the creative use of bottles... - readerwriter, 2009-05-14: 10:39:00

Excellent. - Mustang, 2009-05-14: 23:42:00

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Specktraitor

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: spek - tray - tor

Sentence: When it comes to cleaning out the fridge and replacing old containers and bottles, Jerry is merely a specktraitor. He watches Betsy do this job herself because he is lazy and sometimes purposely leaves just a speck of something just so he won't have to replace it.

Etymology: speck (the tiniest amount, just barely noticeable; smaller than a pinch) spectator (One who observes), traitor (double-crosser)

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All specktraitors will be shot! - Nosila, 2009-05-14: 18:45:00

petaj they just love sitting back and watching someone else clean out the fridge - petaj, 2009-05-15: 05:38:00

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Siplitter

Created by: aljoseph

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Etymology: sip plus litter

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Slackovers

Created by: griffiegrrl

Pronunciation: Slack-overs

Sentence: Marie was mad that John left so many slackovers in the fridge for her to take care of.

Etymology: Slacking, Left-overs

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Good word :) You've got my vote! I LIKE it! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:57:00

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Leftoeuvre

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Created by: kasmin

Pronunciation: left-oh-wer

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Etymology: Derived from leftover and oeuvre. Leftover: Usually, leftovers. Food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, esp. when saved for later use; anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder. Oeuvre: the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.

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Remnut

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: rihm-nuht

Sentence: With great pride, her widower dad had always considered himself frugal--he paid his bills on time, he didn't buy anything on credit, he saved every nut and bolt from every house he ever lived in, he had re-soled shoes from the 1960's he might wear again. It carried over into the fridge which she cleaned when she felt brave enough. In that cold and usually dark place, she would find shriveled halves of tomatoes, mold-laden cheese, jars with one or two olives or pickles floating around, several containers with an inch of milk and unknown liquid remaining, heels of bread, packaged globs of what used to be spinach. She sighed at these remnants of meals past. Her dear old dad was a remnut! At least he was making good food choices.

Etymology: Using REMNANT, meaning a usually small part or trace remaining + NUT, meaning a foolish, eccentric or crazy person

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl I love words that are fun to say. - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-14: 14:30:00

like this word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-15: 08:50:00

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