Verboticism: Arequirereuse

'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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Postconsumerparalysis

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: post/con/soom/er/puh/ral'/uh/sis

Sentence: Standing before the five bins with a laundry basket containing 15 pounds of recyclables, Jillian realized that overnight her mild case of "sorter's block" had become raging "postconsumer paralysis".

Etymology: postconsumer waste (packaging left after the goods inside have been used) + paralysis (a state of helpless inablility to act)

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COMMENTS:

Nicely describes the definition!! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-25: 12:47:00

Your sentence and verboticism also evoke the feeling/anxiety in the definition exceptionally well! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 12:56:00

There a lot of long verboticisms today. Kudos for the longest! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:58:00

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Environdimentia

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /en-vay-ern-di-MEN-shuh/

Sentence: On the point of crying, Lauren sat slumped between bins of plastic bottles and stacks of papers, in a state of environdimentia. She knew that the #1 and #2 plastics were supposed to go together, but there was also a bin for bottles with 'necks'... so then what did those numbers mean on the bottles with the necks? Then there were the plastic bags, and some were recyclable, but some weren't. There was also the newspapers, and she remembered something about not mixing in any shiny circulars and flyers, which were often stuck into the newspapers when they were sold. Why would they do that?! It all seemed so ecoillogical. Lauren's husband Gregg would be home soon, and he was an ecologist — he understood all the rules. But he couldn't seem to understand why Lauren didn't get it, and he'd be frustrated with her again. She really wanted to be a tree hugger, like he was, but with all these crazy rules she felt like more of a tree-shrugger.

Etymology: Environment - natural surroundings (from Old French, environ "in circle") + Dementia - madness or insanity (from Low Latin, démentāre "deprive of mind")

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I like the way you presented a different way of looking at this. Strong verboticism. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 12:45:00

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Re - syke - luh - foe - bya

Sentence: Eugenia's recyclophobia was so severe that she would become nearly hysterical in her efforts to sort the materials into the proper bins.

Etymology: Recycle and phobia

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COMMENTS:

GMTA ... good minds think alike ... it was the first verboticism that came to my mind. This seems to happen a bit among ALL the verbotomists. There's a delightful meeting of the minds on verbotomy in so many ways. Excellent verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:33:00

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Apgreenhension

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ap/green/hen/shun

Sentence: With all the new recycle rules, the tree huggers are filled with total apgreenhension every garbage day.

Etymology: APGREENHENSION - noun - from APPREHENSION (anticipation of adversity) + GREEN (environmentally aware)

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Anything green these days will win a popularity contest! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-15: 12:34:00

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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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Thaiquandgo

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tie/kwand/go

Sentence: Thaiquandgo occurs when you have to decide where to recycle your Thai food leftovers.

Etymology: Thai (food) + quandary + go + Taekwando

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Clever and funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 12:42:00

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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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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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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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