Verboticism: Ecoguilt

'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: picabomama

Pronunciation: ee/co/guilt

Sentence: Despite using cloth diapers and cloth napkins and cedar cat litter, Kelly's ecoguilt could not be soothed. When she began making art out of toilet paper tubes, her husband decided it was time for an intervention.

Etymology: eco- shorthand for ecology + guilt- the terrible feeling that you are somehow failing

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Comments: Ecoguilt

silveryaspen - 2008-03-25: 11:08:00
Great sentence. Right on the definition! Outstanding!