DEFINITION: n. Anxiety created by an inability to understand or follow the regulations for recycling, composting and garbage collection. v. intr. To feel confused and conflicted because you produce too much garbage and don’t know how to get rid of it.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Repsychled: /rÄ“sÄ«kÉ™ld/ 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) Created by: artr.
Comments on Repsychled:
Mustang, 2009-01-16: 01:24:00
Dumpfound: /DUHUMP-found/ “What if we should stack it higher than we did last week?” Roxie observed; “we are already somewhat short of space.”
“I don’t think he would have left us this size bin if he thought that was going to happen,” said Bob; “he knows all about these things. He’s a cagey fellow, Mr Dregnought; how he came to find out about those paint tins, batteries and our entire plastic record collection of Tiny Tim’s greatest hits were in there, is beyond my telling.” Perhaps it was a drossoverreaction, but they didn’t feel comfortable as they saw their taboo of trash, like a tsunami, rising higher and higher, and began to feel dumpfounded, and considered that, after all, it might have been better to have tried to dispose of their gargantua of garbage some other way. Etymology: Blend of Dump & dumbfound Created by: OZZIEBOB.
Comments on Dumpfound:
silveryaspen, 2009-01-15: 12:36:00
Great sentence. Clever word!
Jabberwocky, 2009-01-15: 13:22:00
Nosila, 2009-01-15: 23:59:00
Talk trash to us…great word!
mweinmann, 2009-01-16: 10:08:00
Great word… I was all excited because I had created dumpfounded and then I checked and saw you already had this one!!!!
Apgreenhension: /ap-green-hen-shun/ 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) Created by: Stevenson0.
Comments on Apgreenhension:
silveryaspen, 2009-01-15: 12:34:00
Anything green these days will win a popularity contest! Great create!
/ I hurried down the street with my sunglasses on, listening to my ipod, so that none of the neighbours would notice my discomposture after I had hastily stashed a plastic muffin tray in the recycling bin. It did have a recyling symbol on it but I wasn’t sure if the number was acceptable or not.
Etymology: discomposure + compost + dis (as in disrespect) Created by: Jabberwocky.
Comments on Discomposture:
silveryaspen, 2009-01-15: 12:41:00
Mustang, 2009-01-16: 01:23:00
Sounds like the makings of great gardening soil
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