Verboticism: Bindicated

'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: 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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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.


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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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.


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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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)


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


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Created by: msherman51

Pronunciation: Re foo fewdge'

Sentence: Newspapers, shopping bags, plastics sorted by number, she confidently approached the array of bins; minutes later she was seen still standing in full refufuge, arms outstretched, clutching but unable to release her number 2 plastic juice container.

Etymology: refuse, wretched or otherwise, and fugue, a state of being unable to choose or act

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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


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


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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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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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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dros-oh-VER-ree-AK-shuhn

Sentence: Bob dreaded Thursday evenings; when, at about 9.33pm, Roxie would yell to him, "Have you put the garbage out yet?" All this may seem a trifle odd, but he always felt that in the moonlight a pair of eyes were firmly fixed upon him. Indeed it made him feel apprehensive, until one evening out of the shadows sprang Ilsa, head of the neighourhood garbage gestapo. "What do you mean putting foreign language print in with English language newspapers?" she scowled. He hardly knew what to say, but managed to reply, " Oh, come on; I guess, after all, don't they both derive from Sanskrit?" She glared, but made no reply, and he too remained silent, not wishing to trash talk her. Early the next morning, as he was leaving his house, he saw her but perservered in his resolution not to speak to her or allow himself to be subjected to her drossoverreactions.

Etymology: DROSS: Waste, Refuse & QVERREACTION: over-the-top response


Next up on Trash Talk... - arrrteest, 2008-03-25: 08:28:00

Well done irony showing it can be taken to far, in both your sentence and word! Potent verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:18:00

wonderful sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-25: 13:37:00


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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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