Verboticism: Hoardiculture

'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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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 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: Hoardiculture

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

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

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