Verboticism: Groundszerofill

'I wonder who keeps leaving these empties in the fridge'

DEFINITION: v. To leave a minute quantity of something in a bottle or container. n. A person who never finishes off the last bit of milk, mustard or whatever, because they want to leave the job of replacing it to someone else.

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Remnut

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: rihm-nuht

Sentence: With great pride, her widower dad had always considered himself frugal--he paid his bills on time, he didn't buy anything on credit, he saved every nut and bolt from every house he ever lived in, he had re-soled shoes from the 1960's he might wear again. It carried over into the fridge which she cleaned when she felt brave enough. In that cold and usually dark place, she would find shriveled halves of tomatoes, mold-laden cheese, jars with one or two olives or pickles floating around, several containers with an inch of milk and unknown liquid remaining, heels of bread, packaged globs of what used to be spinach. She sighed at these remnants of meals past. Her dear old dad was a remnut! At least he was making good food choices.

Etymology: Using REMNANT, meaning a usually small part or trace remaining + NUT, meaning a foolish, eccentric or crazy person

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl I love words that are fun to say. - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-14: 14:30:00

like this word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-15: 08:50:00

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Smidgentoad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smi jen tode

Sentence: Tony was a smidgentoad. He left bottles, cans and other food containers with just a smidgen of the goods in them. He was lazy and figured if he did that, he would never be responsible for cleaning out or buying replacements. His actions however had left just a smidgen of love left in his girlfriend Maria and she decided to throw him out with all those empty containers.

Etymology: Smidgen (a tiny or scarcely detectable amount)& Toad (ugly amphibian;derogatory term for a person) & WordPlay on Pigeon-Toed

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Sabottleur

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: SA bott le eur

Sentence: A sabottleur is a person known to cause sabotage with almost-empty bottles or containers. The nearly empty bottles build up in large quantities in the fridge. The collection will stink, occupy space and needlessly remain chilled. The sabottleur’s justification may be that leaving a small quantity is better than nothing. Often the sabottleur’s main motive is to avoid taking the time to recycle the container.

Etymology: From saboteur (a person who causes harm) and bottle.

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COMMENTS:

petaj Those sabottleurs are very Krafty. Good one. - petaj, 2009-05-15: 05:36:00

this is hilarious - mweinmann, 2009-05-15: 08:50:00

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Remnanticize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rem/nan/ti/size

Sentence: Sally couldn't bear to throw things out and would remnanticize about the contents as well as the bottles.

Etymology: remnant + romanticize

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COMMENTS:

OMGOSH it's must be a "Sally day" lol I came to vote on the word I liked and saw you named this one Sally while I named another one Sallynag! Great word there Jabber :)I was just catching up! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:29:00

Tell Sally to contact me--I have some great ideas for the creative use of bottles... - readerwriter, 2009-05-14: 10:39:00

Excellent. - Mustang, 2009-05-14: 23:42:00

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Unfinfoodish

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: un-finn-food-ish

Sentence: She got a false sense of security when she looked in the fridge. Tons of bottles, boxes of juice, cartons of milk - she had never seen so much food in there. But wait she lives with a unfinfoodisher, there is a mere ounce left in each container. Why won't he just commit and completely empty some?

Etymology: unfinish + food

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Refridgulater

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: re-frij-yoo-lay-tah

Sentence: as he put the almost empty bottle of sauce back in the fridge he knew he was a refridgulator of the highest order

Etymology: refrigerator, re fridge you later

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good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:41:00

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Allgonif

Created by: theCountess

Pronunciation: All-gawn-if

Sentence: What allgonif didn't replace the toilet paper!?!?

Etymology: All gone: depleted, used up; gonif: yiddish noun meaning scoundrel

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Leftovert

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: left-o-vert

Sentence: Harry was a habitual leftovert. He flagrantly and knowingly left bits and scraps of his voracious appetite in his refrigerator with no intention of dealing with them, nor any remorse for their abandonment. As difficult as it is to cure leftoversion, Jenna made it more so by being his enabler. She made excuses for him and tried to conceal his lazyfare attitude by blaming herself for not being more like her hero, Martha Stewart.

Etymology: Leftover: a vestige of a meal that is usually saved in the refrigerator with the intention of being reused before it petrifies or turns multicolored + overt: open, implicit or flagrant

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very good! - Mustang, 2009-05-14: 23:41:00

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Groundszerofill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grawn zeero fil

Sentence: Phil was a groundzerofill when it came to leaving the last pokey bit of anything in a jar or bottle. He thought it was bad luck to be the last user and have to replace anything he used up. We have our fill of people like Phil!

Etymology: Ground zero (the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon ;the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile) & Grounds (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief) & Fill (a quantity sufficient to satisfy;fill or meet a want or need)

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Recycalator

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ree-syk-uh-lay-tur

Sentence: Eddie was a recycalator. It wasn't because he was a procrastinator, but because he was environmentally conscious, that he left his empties in the refrigerator for his wife to recycle later.

Etymology: recycle + later

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:41:00

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