Verboticism: Rubbishfulthinking

'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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Conservexation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: con - sir - vex - ashun

Sentence: Cicily and Marty stayed up for hours the night before garbage collection in a total state of conservexation as they tried to sort through their mounds of trash. They were confused by all of the recycling and composting rules and the appointed bins, bags, containers and cans. By morning, everything was out to the curb but they both had bad dreams about plastic and paper.....

Etymology: Conservation (the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources) + Vexation (disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress, causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution)

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COMMENTS:

VEXellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-15: 12:30:00

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Conrefusion

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: kon-ref-ew-zhun

Sentence: Jack was in conrefusion when the city made a new ordinance that paper could not be put out to the street in a paper bag; instead it had to be put in a city approved styrofoam bin. The bins always ended up breaking about once a month; causing great conrefusion and suffering for the citizens of the city.

Etymology: Confusion (not understanding) + Refuse (garbage or trash)

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COMMENTS:

Great ending twist in your last sentence that gives your verboticism the double meaning beyond the two meaninngs of both words in your etymology. Very clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:03:00

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Illecological

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ill eek oh lodge ick ahl

Sentence: Her illogical concerns caused her upset, both mentally and internally. in fact the worries acted as a sort of illecolonical irrigation.

Etymology: illogical, ecological

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-15: 13:22:00

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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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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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Refusion

CrayonWarrior

Created by: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: X-SAMPA - RefjudjVn Reh-fyu-jun

Sentence: "Okay. the glass can't go with anything else, but you can't mix coloured glass, and the batteries must be in a little bag next to the boxes, and the cans can't go with the tetra packs, but what about plastic type 4?" there was no doubt about it; recycling caused Steve unnecessary amounts of refusion

Etymology: Refuse - waste /confusion - a state of befuddlement or stress

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Recyxiety

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: re-sigh-et-tee

Sentence: It was sheer recyxiety that made Howard spend hours sorting and re-sorting his trash into different categories - recyclable, non-recyclable, semi-recyclable, green glass, clear glass, blue glass, blue-green glass, brown glass, brown-ish glass, type 1 plastic, type 2 plastic and so forth.

Etymology: recycle + anxiety

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COMMENTS:

The 'sigh' in your pronunciation is a nice extra little touch! When I said your word aloud, the size-ity, of it became apparent. There's so much to your verboticism! Really Great Creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:24:00

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Biobefuddlement

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: bIO-bE-fud-dull-ment

Sentence: Jill is scared to approach the recycle and compost bins, experiencing bouts of biobefuddlement, shaking and sweating as she tries to pick the bin to toss her trash.

Etymology: biodegradable/befuddlement,as in confused

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COMMENTS:

Two big B's blended, so I buzzed by to say nice etymology. Meaning full verboticism. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:41:00

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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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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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Biobeaurocrapangst

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Bi-oh-B-U-row-krap-ang-st

Sentence: It was only a matter of time before the red-tape brigade infiltrated the simple matter of reducing the amount of garbage we produce by creating a plethora of regulations and restrictions that only serve to confuse matters and create a sense of Biobearocrapangst amongst the Yuppie "green" cult.

Etymology: Bio- (Derived from nature) / Beauro- (Derived from beaurocratic, useless or wasted effort) / Crap - (See Beaurocratic) / Angst - (The result of Beaurocratic)

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COMMENTS:

Super sentence, etymology and verboticism. Great humor. Evokes a mind picture of almost being buried in wasted paper from the beaurocraps. Superduper! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:53:00

Song of the day: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights! (wink/chuckles) - silveryaspen, 2008-03-25: 13:54:00

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