Verboticism: Conglomergreats

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DEFINITION: n. A tool which has been re-purposed and is now being used (perhaps unsafely) to perform a completely different function. v. To use a tool for a different purpose than for which it was originally designed.

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Conglomergreats

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: cun glom er grates

Sentence: Alan Rench was out camping. He liked to rough it in the mountains. His sawtoothed blade doubled as his comb. His screw driver stirred his beans in the tin bucket, simmering over the campfire, as it hung by the tire iron, held aloft by his jack. His plate was one of his hubcaps. His pocket knife did triple duty, for he used it as his spoon and fork, too. He sang the old saw "I eat my beans with honey. I done it all my life. It makes 'em taste quite funny, but it keeps 'em on my knife." He also used his pocket knife to scrape his hubcap plate clean. Alan's multi-duty use of all his tools made them his conglomergreats!

Etymology: CONGLOMERATE - mix of many things. GREAT - large in number. So tools that be used for a mix of many things in a large number of ways are conglomergreats.

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Comments: Conglomergreats

silveryaspen - 2009-03-09: 01:11:00
It's a bit of a tongue twister, but if you can eat your beans off your knife, your tongue won't trip over it!

metrohumanx - 2009-03-09: 01:13:00
I'd LOVE to camp out with you!

metrohumanx - 2009-03-09: 02:18:00
Did you know you can cook flounder on your engine's manifold? It's VERY eco-efficient !

Nosila - 2009-03-09: 22:53:00
I'd only cook a fish on the manifold for the halibut! And ps, silvery, they should be called BEEns!