Verboticism: Biobefuddlement

'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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Bogustogreen

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: bow-GUST-oh-green

Sentence: Trudy and Dave carefully separated ALL their plastic bags from the thousands of disposable juice boxes and miniature half-ounce cat fuel tins. Trudy bought a rechargeable electric car which really ran on toxic strip-mined coal produced near the Rocky Mountains, and Dave developed a nasty squint because he'd replaced all their light bulbs with underpowered compact fluorescent curly tubes filled with carcinogenic chemicals. Trudy and Dave felt extremely BOGUSTOGREEN when the gargagemen arrived and tossed all that carefully sorted waste into the same truck and shipped it off to a landfill in an economically depressed region where folks were GLAD to fill in a verdant valley just to lower their own property taxes. BOGUSTOGREENIES everywhere blissfully ignored the principles of minimal packaging, returnable bottles and NOT bringing all that crapola home IN THE FIRST PLACE!

Etymology: BOGus+gUSTO+GREEN=BOGUSTOGREEN.........BOGUS:not genuine;obsolete argot bogus counterfeit money 1825...GUSTO:enthusiastic and vigorous enjoyment or appreciation,: vitality marked by an abundance of enthusiasm; Italian, from Latin gustus, past participle 1620.....GREEN: relating to or being an environmentalist,pretending to preserve environmental quality (as by being recyclable, biodegradable, or nonpolluting )

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Recycling is a sham. Less than 2% really gets reused, but I do it anyway. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-15: 02:02:00

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Recyclosis

Created by: ravipalanimuthu

Pronunciation: rhe-psykl-o-sis

Sentence: less immune to the subject or object

Etymology: Tuberculosis

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COMMENTS:

Intriguing etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:36:00

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Trashcombobulation

Created by: spotthecat1

Pronunciation: trash-kuhm-bob-yuh-ley-shun

Sentence: Stella and Stan spent hours sorting through the remains of their mega-market shopping splurges and in a fury of trashcombobulation threw all the refuse in a giant Hefty™ bag and carefully deposited the unsorted mess in their neighbor's pile. The only witness was the owl who just blinked and asked, "Who?"

Etymology: (trash)1325–75; ME trasches (pl.), appar. c. Norw trask rubbish; akin to OE trus brushwood, ON tros rubbish + (dis-combobulation) 1825–35, Americanism; fanciful alter. of discompose or discomfort

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Very informative etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:21:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-25: 15:19:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-25: 20:06:00

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Beswillderment

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bee-swill-dur-ment

Sentence: Approaching the recycling containers, plastic bottle in hand, Sue was overcome with anxiety, trashabash, and beswillderment. Could her #3 bottle even be recycled?

Etymology: bewilderment, swill

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COMMENTS:

Simply Suberb! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 11:03:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-25: 11:37:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-25: 20:08:00

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Ecosis

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ĭ-cō'sĭs

Sentence: Seeing Marge drop the aluminum can into the plastics bin gave Homer a wave of ecosis.

Etymology: ec, Middle English ick, from Latin icere, ick-, disease of aquarium fish; os, Origin: bef. 900; ME; OE ōse < L osa; akin to Gk óson, system of operation; is, depends on what "is" is.

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COMMENTS:

stache, you must have checked out my book on Etymology: The Big Book of Where'd That Come From? - doseydotes, 2008-03-25: 09:11:00

We try to learn from the masters. - stache, 2008-03-25: 09:44:00

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Illecological

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ill/eco/law/gi/cal

Sentence: With all the different rules and regulations for recycling and what goes in what box, where and on what day, Jim and Jane found it all confusing and totally illecological.

Etymology: illogical + ecological

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COMMENTS:

Your etymology and word are ingeniously clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 12:57:00

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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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Composttraumaticgogreendisorder

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: compost-traumatic-go-green-disorder

Sentence: Jenna decided to attend the neighborhood recycling workshop to help work through her compost-traumatic go-green disorder.

Etymology: compost + post-traumatic stress disorder + "Go Green!" (common phrase that inspires massive amounts of pro-activity and momentum to do your part to make our world a better place)

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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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Distrashed

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss trah sssh d

Sentence: He didn't feel totally rubbish, but admitted to being a trifle distrashed

Etymology: distressed trash

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