Verboticism: Trashcombobulation

'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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Garbanguish

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gahr-ang-gwish

Sentence: It's Wednesday night again and you know what that means, garbanguish. Phil and Marcia have done their usual lousy job of sorting their trash for recycling. Now they are sure to be humiliated if the neighbors see their trashcan overflowing with garbage. So, to show how environmentally-conscious they are, Phil prepares a tiny trashcan to put out on the curb and stuffs a huge contractor-weight lawn bag with the rest, secrets it into the trunk of his car and flings it into the dumpster at the back of the parking lot at work the next morning.

Etymology: garbage (discarded animal and vegetable matter, as from a kitchen; refuse) + anguish (excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain)

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Greenatoryangst

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: green-a-tor-ee-angst

Sentence: It was Brother Chad's turn to take out the recycling. It was a chore that he tried to get done before Brother Conrad came back from his evening prayers because he knew that there would be no refuge for improperly sorting the refuse. It was Conrad's contention that Chad refused to refer to the reference chart he put up on the refectory refrigerator on how to properly identify and sort the ungodly amount of consumer waste generated at the monastary. Brother Raphael often had to referee and run interference for poor Brother Chad becuase he recognized his constant confusion and greenatoryangst when it came to sorting the recycling.

Etymology: green (environmental)+atory (from obligatory) + angst (anxiety, fear)

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COMMENTS:

Really resourceful recounting of rather raunchy recycling rituals! Raves! - spotthecat1, 2008-03-25: 04:37:00

Very nicely done alliteration! Your etymology has originality and is meaning full. Great creates! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:44:00

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Repsychled

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēsīkəld

Sentence: Friday is coming again and Mrs. Green is freaking out. Sure, she read all the regulations about what to throw out and what can be put in the sacred blue bin but she is completely repsychled out. It doesn't help that the rules have been changed several times in the past year. With her mother scheduled to come for a visit, she has vowed to stop hiding her trash in the guest room.

Etymology: recycle (convert (waste) into reusable material) + psyched out (intimidated)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent!! - Mustang, 2009-01-16: 01:24:00

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Recychosis

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: re-sigh-coh-sis

Sentence: i looked at my used tea bag and then at the different bins and went into a state of recychosis

Etymology: recycle, psychosis

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-25: 12:18:00

Like the way it conveys the anxiety in the definition. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 12:41:00

Excellent blending! - Tigger, 2008-03-25: 23:23:00

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Whosawmabinladen

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hoo saw ma bin lay den

Sentence: her whosawmabinladen complex was so strong thatshe used to buy organic vegetables just to put in the composting bin.

Etymology: who saw my bin laden, Osama....

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COMMENTS:

Bwaaaah hahahahaha. Love it. Thanks! - Jamagra, 2008-03-25: 08:01:00

Double meaning full! Ingenious! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 11:06:00

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-lah-FOE-bya

Sentence: Wilbur had a bad case of recyclophobia when it came time to separate recyclables for collection each Thursday, as he could not grasp the concept of separating those materials from ordinary refuse and he always wound up leaving the job to his wife, Clara.

Etymology: blend of 'recycle' (to treat or process (used or waste materials so as to make suitable for reuse) and 'phobia' (unreasonable fear of something)

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Repsycholing

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree sigh koe ling

Sentence: The repsycholing turned his brain to jelly, but not in any useful way.

Etymology: recycling, psycho

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Insanitation

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

Pronunciation: "in-SAN-i-tay-SHUN"

Sentence: Sharon's insanitation has greatly increased since she moved to Green Acres, a community where everyone recycles. Her insanitation has gotten so bad she swears to her husband that the "recycle police" are coming to get her!

Etymology: Combination of the words "insanity" and "sanitation"

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Litteration

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter ay shun

Sentence: Lyndon literally was left in a state of litteration over the local litter laws. Listlessly he tried to let Lisa look through the litter to lawfully not be litigated.

Etymology: Litter (garbage) & Alliteration (using same consonants to start)

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Binmad

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bin mad

Sentence: A bin for glass, a bin for cans, a bin for paper, a bin for plastic, a bin for compost, a bin for old clothes, and a bin for all other haz-bins. Deathrows were getting very confusing for Al Crapone, as he played this new version of bin-go. The world has gone binmad.

Etymology: BIN, MAD. BIN - trash receptacle. MAD - panic stricken, crazy.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx BINGO, baby! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-15: 01:58:00

so true - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-15: 13:21:00

Osama BIN Laden...a coincidence, I think not! - Nosila, 2009-01-16: 00:01:00

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