Verboticism: Dumpfound

'You can't put paper towels in the paper recycling!!'

DEFINITION: n. Anxiety created by an inability to understand or follow the regulations for recycling, composting and garbage collection. v. To feel confused and conflicted because you produce too much garbage and don't know how to get rid of it.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: DUHUMP-found

Sentence: "What if we should stack it higher than we did last week?" Roxie observed; "we are already somewhat short of space." "I don't think he would have left us this size bin if he thought that was going to happen," said Bob; "he knows all about these things. He's a cagey fellow, Mr Dregnought; how he came to find out about those paint tins, batteries and our entire plastic record collection of Tiny Tim's greatest hits were in there, is beyond my telling." Perhaps it was a drossoverreaction, but they didn't feel comfortable as they saw their taboo of trash, like a tsunami, rising higher and higher, and began to feel dumpfounded, and considered that, after all, it might have been better to have tried to dispose of their gargantua of garbage some other way.

Etymology: Blend of Dump & dumbfound

Points: 1559

Comments: Dumpfound

silveryaspen - 2009-01-15: 12:36:00
Great sentence. Clever word!

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-15: 13:22:00
great word

Nosila - 2009-01-15: 23:59:00
Talk trash to us...great word!

mweinmann - 2009-01-16: 10:08:00
Great word... I was all excited because I had created dumpfounded and then I checked and saw you already had this one!!!!