Verboticism: Scintillagate

'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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Leftoeuvre

kasmin

Created by: kasmin

Pronunciation: left-oh-wer

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Etymology: Derived from leftover and oeuvre. Leftover: Usually, leftovers. Food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, esp. when saved for later use; anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder. Oeuvre: the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.

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Dribletarian

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dribliterēən

Sentence: Mark's girlfriend Judy is a humanitarian, vegetarian, librarian. Mark is a dribletarian, the keeper of the small and insignificant, the Grand Poobah of dribs and drabs, the Rajah of remnants. Judy thinks he is just a lazy slob who doesn't want to crack out a new bottle of ketchup.

Etymology: driblet (a small or insignificant amount) + arian (having a concern or belief in a specified thing)

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COMMENTS:

Perhaps one of them is a Hungarian octogenarian. - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-14: 13:10:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:39:00

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Scintillagate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sin-TIL-eh-gayt

Sentence: Over the years Brenda had become very aggravated with her husband Barry's practice of putting containers back in the fridge with just a trace of content remaining and she had come to regard it as scandalous and even branded the practice scintillagate in hopes of embarrassing Barry into action.

Etymology: Blend of 'scintilla' (A minute amount; an iota or trace) and the suffix '-gate' (suffix attached to anything to indicate "scandal involving,")

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great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-14: 14:42:00

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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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Slothsicle

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: slawth'/sik/el

Sentence: As he laid there frozen like a slothsicle, Jeanie wished this time she could take Ben out with the recyclables, but opted not put the environment in any more danger.

Etymology: sloth (lazy, slack) + "popsicle"/recycle

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Almosterist

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: All-most-er-ist

Sentence: Larry Laziest was such an almosterist he would never finish the bottom of his beers. The bottom bit of anything he refused to eat or drink so instead Larrylaziest stuck them back into the fridge! His wife Dunawaydoaway was fed up with his ways...she got so angry one day...she tossed them on his head!

Etymology: Almost: Slightly short of; not quite; nearly; almost time to get rid of; was almost asleep; Nearly,approaching, close to,all but,just about, not quite, on the brink of, not far from. Almoster: To almost finish. Almosterist: A type of person who almost gets something finished, but too lazy to completely do so.

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Judgedregg

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: juj dreg

Sentence: he was judgedregg, lord of refrigerated drippiness

Etymology: judge dredd dreg

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Deplenish

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: dee-plenish

Sentence: Tom refused to devour the dwindling ketchup supply and open the new bottle in the cabinet. Instead, he would deplenish; using the most minute amounts imaginable to flavor his burgers, leaving just enough to make Jan want to repeatedly injure his person.

Etymology: Deny + Replenish

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Slackovers

Created by: griffiegrrl

Pronunciation: Slack-overs

Sentence: Marie was mad that John left so many slackovers in the fridge for her to take care of.

Etymology: Slacking, Left-overs

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COMMENTS:

Good word :) You've got my vote! I LIKE it! - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-14: 10:57:00

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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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