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'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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Utensilitis

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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Silverwaristocrat

karenanne

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Silverwary

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: sil-ver-wair-ee

Sentence: i knew when he brought a knife and fork to pizza hut that he must be quite silverwary

Etymology: silverware, wary

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COMMENTS:

I especially like this one because in a way, it's similar to mine (cutleery). - Osomatic, 2007-10-09: 14:23:00

Sounds like he's a bit of silvertail to me! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-09: 18:38:00

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Cutleridiculous

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuht-luh-ree-dik-yuh-luhs

Sentence: Hugo has a problem with getting anything on his hands. He washes them at least 10 times a day, more often if he happens to touch something icky. When he eats he becomes cutleridiculous, never allowing any food to touch his hands.

Etymology: cutlery (utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food) ridiculous (stupid, funny)

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Paralytidigitation

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: para-lit-a-dij-eh-TAY-shun

Sentence: Peter's paralytidigitation was nearly debilitating. Were it not for his utensilization he would not be able to feed himself. Now all he had to do was to get over his creeping fear of the machines that prepared his food. utensilization = using utensils to eat

Etymology: Paralyize + digit + -ation. I first encountered this watching people eat from the buffet on cruise ships.

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Spoonosh

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Spoo-nosh

Sentence: Timothy cast his eye across the back of the packet and down past the ingredients. "Boil-in-the-bag Pizza. Suitable for Spoonoshers"

Etymology: Spoon - Cutlery used to scoop food. Nosh - food (sl.)

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Fingerprude

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fing-er-prood

Sentence: Everyone at the bar stared at the fingerprude who asked for cutlery to eat her buffalo wings, celery and dip. "I just did my hair, nails and makeup and I don't want to look silly," she told them.

Etymology: wordplay on finger food-- prude: a person excessively concerned about propriety or decorum

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Putensillanimous

Created by: phonematode

Pronunciation: pyoo-tehn-suh-lan-uh-muhs

Sentence: When Elaine grabbed a fried mozarella stick off the sampler plate without using the fork Jerry had set on it, Jerry slapped her hand and squeeled like a small girl. "Jerry, you're such a putensillanimous little twit!" she replied before licking all his silverware.

Etymology: pusillanimous, utensil

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Toolfool

DrWebsterIII

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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Steriliphobe

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Steri-luh-fobe

Sentence: Overly concerned about germs on his food, Jerome became a steriliphobe

Etymology: Sterile - phobia

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Comments:

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