Verboticism: Postconsumerparalysis

'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: 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: Postconsumerparalysis

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

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

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