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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-ten-sil-EYE-tis

Sentence: Webster has an odd fixation his friends have labled utensilitis, wherein he feels compelled to use utensils to eat all manner of food to avoid eating anything touched by human hands, even his own.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' and the suffix 'itis' (humorous - Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: im plem ent ill

Sentence: George's insistance on eating all his foods with a knife, spoon and/or fork was considered instrumentill by his friends. His phobia about not touching his food was especially painful to watch when he ate popcorn, chocolate bars and mixed nuts.

Etymology: Implement (utensil,piece of equipment used as a means to an effect)&Ill (sick;not well;unfavourable;with disapproval) - WordPlay on instrumental (serving or acting as a means or aid)

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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: tool fool

Sentence: Ray Rachael was always peeved when Gordon toolfooled everything he ate, even when it was a liquid that should just be sipped

Etymology: tool: utensil + fool (stupid, ignorant)

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sil ver wayr ISS toe crat

Sentence: He was a silverwaristocrat like his father before him. Not only was he born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he insisted on being fed with it as soon as he was offered solid food. His first sentence was, "Eww, no touch my food!"

Etymology: silverware + aristocrat


Unforkettable! - Nosila, 2010-02-04: 23:54:00


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Created by: Roosje


Sentence: As the fingcutler enjoyed his large portion of Bejing duck, the family marched along half of the whole Chinese wall.

Etymology: fingers + cutlery

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Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: jerm-o-wear-y



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Created by: dogran

Pronunciation: IL-TACT-Il-IAN

Sentence: See Fred over there, He's Iltactillian, very unfortunate for his wife.

Etymology: tactile-touch + negative prefix + suffix

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Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: in-e-ssen-shul-u-TEN-sil-i-zay-shun

Sentence: "Mark exhibited inessentialutensilization when he used his cavir fork to consume the gummy bears."

Etymology: Inessential, meaning not necessary, utensil meaning eating implements and the -ization meaning to utilize.

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Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: ma-nuh-nip-yuh layt

Sentence: Bill was mannanipulative with his food. He was utensilly compulsive and needed to have his food on a plate with dividers so his different foods couldn't come into contact with each other.

Etymology: manna + manipulate


so if he ate a banana he would be bananamannanipulative - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-09: 15:12:00

Apart from being "utensilly," Bill seems to be a bit ueightsilly! Nice blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-09: 18:34:00


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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hi per cut ler aiz

Sentence: It was always fun to nudge him because when Doug ate popcorn he tended to hypercutlerize and use a fork.

Etymology: hyper + cutlery


forkenstein - Nosila, 2010-02-04: 23:55:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-09: 09:59:00
I actually got the idea from a Seinfeld episode, the one where Elaine witnesses her boss Mr. Pitt eating a Snickers bar with a knife & fork.

MrDave2176 MrDave2176 - 2007-10-09: 10:53:00
I saw this in action on cruise ships with people who refused to eat from the buffet because all those dirty people" had touched the food.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-09: 23:22:00
I was thinking of using a chocolate bar in the comic, but then I remembered this girl from grade school who ate ants. Of course, she used her fingers. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-04: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Ewhh! You're eating chocolate-covered ants with a knife and fork!?'

DEFINITION: v., To use a knife and fork to eat foods like hamburgers, pizza, or pigeon wings, which are customarily consumed using one's hands. n., A person who is afraid to eat food touched by human hands.

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