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'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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Nutritus

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: noo-TRYE-tuhs

Sentence: Nutritus cost Alex yet another date--why did he have to love spinach-battered onion rings so?

Etymology: nutrient + detritus

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Smilesmackers

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Smile - smack - ers

Sentence: Before a job interview check yourself for smilesmackers!

Etymology: Smile (to grin) + Smack (trash) + ers

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Foodlings

Robologicon

Created by: Robologicon

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Molarcule

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: mo/lar/cue/ell

Sentence: The soggy green molarcules stuck in Brian's teeth were hardly an attractive feature. Perhaps I shouldn't have given him a salad for lunch.

Etymology: molar + molecule

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COMMENTS:

petaj At least he won't put on much molarcular weight from salad. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:15:00

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Foodbetray

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: f-oo-d-be-tray

Sentence: I thought no one would figure out that I stole a poppyseed bagel from outside the conference room - but the foodbetray I didn't spot outed me!

Etymology: food + betray

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Tonguepick

Created by: junetic

Pronunciation:

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Dentadebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT - uh - dih - bree

Sentence: When engaged in conversation with Bradley one always finds oneself caught up in gruesome fascination at the excessive dentatdrebris that was always present in Bradley's teeth.

Etymology: Blend of 'dental' and 'debris'

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COMMENTS:

This is pretty much exactly what I would have written - although I would have called it 'dentabris.' Winner - evan, 2008-07-22: 11:54:00

Spot on. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:35:00

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Flostsom

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: flost/sum

Sentence: Flostsom is the sticky debris that manages to escape the brush and the floss.

Etymology: flotsam (debris) + floss + lost + some

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I like the flotsam/jetsam ref... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:55:00

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Bicuspuds

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bi-cuss-puds

Sentence: It was quite obvious that Mark had French fries for lunch; he had a rather large crop of bicuspuds clinging on to his teeth.

Etymology: bicuspids, spuds (short for potatoes)

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COMMENTS:

exceddent! - galwaywegian, 2007-05-24: 05:05:00

very good purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scattercat. Thank you Scattercat! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-05-24: 06:39:00
Verbotomy Cup spotted in the wild with herbal tea.

petaj petaj - 2007-05-24: 06:39:00
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54511827@N00/511989912/ - I did try to embed the link in the previous comment.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-24: 10:39:00
Hey Petaj, Nice snap of the cup! CoinciDENTALly, JediJawa has just received his book from Dan Pink.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-22: 13:57:00
GRINKLE is good! inspired, original and fun to say!

reverb - 2008-07-22: 22:56:00
I like grinkle too. It's kind of funny...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-04-28: 01:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James