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

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Sticktle

Created by: benjamin

Pronunciation: STICK-ul

Sentence: Broccoli is basically just hundreds of sticktles that grow together on a stalk.

Etymology: stick + little. Incidentally, it also kind of sounds like skittle.

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Detriticle

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-TRIT-IH-CULL

Sentence: Dorothy said she went to the restroom, but when she returned to the circulation desk and flashed her toothy smile, one could see the DETRITICLE all over her teeth. Clearly, nature's call was pre-empted by the irresistable lure of the muffin shoppe. dee-TRIT-icle

Etymology: DETRITus+partICLE DETRITUS is non-living particulate organic material ... PARTICLE-small granular object, sometimes gross or revolting, that exhibits no newtonian motion.

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metrohumanx http://www.ifla.org/I/humour/humour.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:21:00

metrohumanx I've been up in the hills too long. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:23:00

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 15:54:00

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Tonguepick

Created by: junetic

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Flouradentachitis

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: floor/a/dent/ach/itis

Sentence: Girlfriend, you need to go to the ladies room and check your flouradentachitis and like NOW!

Etymology: flour/flouride, a/word attachment, dent/dental, ach/attack, itis/inflamation of(as in gingivitis)

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Detrotus

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: debt-rot-us

Sentence: Phil McCavity's dentistry had a client list a mile long. It was located in a part of town that had never heard of dental floss and whose citizens' mouths were full of detrotus.

Etymology: detritus (crap, debris, dregs, dross, bits) + rot (decay) + us (that's his teeth talking)

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Nice one! - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:17:00

Phil McCavity - very funny!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:31:00

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Dentritus

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: den-try-tus

Sentence: Poor George found it hard making friends. Not only was he shy, but he was tragically oblivious to his offputting dentritus.

Etymology: dental (of the teeth) & detritus (small particles, disintegrated matter)

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Pearlyblights

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: purr/lee/blahyts

Sentence: It is extremely difficult to concentrate on a conversation with someone when they have pearlyblights lodged in between their teeth and you can not take your eyes off the bits of egg, or spinach, or poppy seeds.

Etymology: PEARLYBLIGHTS - noun - from PEARLYWHITES (slang for teeth) + BLIGHT (an extremely adverse condition; to have a deleterious effect on; ruin)

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:33:00

metrohumanx PEARLYBLIGHTS is very melodic and artsy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:59:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-07-22: 15:30:00

Thoroughly enjoyable - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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Grilljam

Created by: newworldview

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: grill (teeth), toe jam

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Dentricanyonitis

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: den-tri-can-yon-i-tis

Sentence: Frank was too young, of course, for dentricanyonitis, but he had failed to take proper care of his teeth during college when all he ate, or rather drank, were smoothies from Whreezer Whred's (Whred was of Maori decent and in that Polynesian language the F sound is signified by Wh.) As a consequence Frank's gums had receeded and left canyons between his teeth where the food he now ate for free as Manager of Whred's sister's business Whanny's Whried Whoods. Fortunately Whanny offered her employees dental care. Frank is so grateful, he is thinking of changing the official spelling of his name to Whrank.

Etymology: From dentric, related to teeth + canyon, a deep gorge between two natural structures

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Whoops! It was about the food... - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 18:15:00

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Chewlinger

Created by: BuenoCabra

Pronunciation: (CHOO-ling-er)

Sentence: Ron's got some nasty chewlinger left over from the birthday cake.

Etymology: From "chew," meaning to grind with the teeth and "linger," meaning to remain.

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Foodlings

Robologicon

Created by: Robologicon

Pronunciation:

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Scrapplers

Created by: safari08

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Krud

giveaphuk

Created by: giveaphuk

Pronunciation: KRUD

Sentence: he chewed on his krud and reminisced at how tasty breakfast was this morning.

Etymology: like how cows 'chew their cud', we humans savour our krud.

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Ha! Good analogy! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 10:58:00

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Dentritis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: det/tree/eye/tus

Sentence: His none use of dental floss lead to dentritis, random food debris trapped between his teeth.

Etymology: dental + debris + itis

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Fantastic! - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:12:00

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Gumdenta

Created by: paxrock

Pronunciation: gum-dent-a

Sentence: His teeth were filled with celery gumdenta.

Etymology: gum+dental

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Comandible

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Cuh-Man-duh-bul

Sentence: We were horrified to see the comandibles of goat stomach and monkey intestines trickle off his teeth every few minutes.

Etymology: Comestible (item of food) + mandible (bone used primarily for eating)

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Dentaldross

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dent-all-dross

Sentence: No matter how carefully Jay cleaned his teeth, he was always left with bits of dentaldross between the gaps. Things had got so bad he was thinking about using an electrical sander in future!!

Etymology: Dental (relating to teeth or dentistry) ORIGIN Latin dentalis, from dens 'tooth' + Dross (rubbish, scum) = Dentaldross

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and it sounds like dental floss - nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:38:00

metrohumanx Good word- self explanatory. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:54:00

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Superstickies

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: suuuuuuuuuuu

Sentence: peeeeeeeeeeeer

Etymology: stickieeeeeeeeees !

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Teethbits

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: teeth - bits

Sentence: The teethbits I saw on Anna seemed especially yummy. Anchovies and pepperoni, I had a hunch she had pizza for lunch. In order to prove my point, I just had to kiss her and using my tongue, taste those teethbits for myself. Right now, I'm in custody for sexual assault... all for the sake of "Teethbit Investigation: The Anchovy Murder".

Etymology: tidbits [morsels, can either be gossip or food] + teeth; the etymology is simple actually

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Ewwwwww! That sentence is a great diet aid! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 06:50:00

Good to hear that, purpleartichokes. Now I can openly compete with Atkins. XD - ohwtepph, 2007-05-24: 10:05:00

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Floradation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: flora/day/shun

Sentence: Spinach salad is a good thing to avoid at a staff party if you want to avoid floradation.

Etymology: fluoridation (dental procedure to make teeth stronger) + flora (plant life)

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Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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Evidents

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: evv i dense

Sentence: I could tell from the evidents that ribs were on the canteen lunch menu again this week.

Etymology: evidence. dents as in dental.

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Hopefully no one was wearing evidentures, because that would be even messier. - wordmeister, 2007-05-24: 10:30:00

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Dentafriends

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: dint a frends

Sentence: A huge smile reveals the detafriends of a healthy lunch.

Etymology: dental - having to do with teeth friends - something/someone you like

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Gumgrease

Created by: Maureen

Pronunciation: gum + grease

Sentence: Brushing is one thing but without the floss you just can't get rid of the gumgrease.

Etymology: gum from gums, and grease from fatty food.

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Morselaze

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor sell ayz

Sentence: Pierre was a handsome boy, except for one really bad personal habit. He was too lazy to check his front teeth during the day to see the food items lodged there after each meal. This morselaze gave him a new title (behind his back)...he was called Leader of the Plaque!

Etymology: Morsel (a small amount of solid food; a mouthfu) & Laze (be idle; exist in a changeless situation) & sounds like La Marseillaise (French National Anthem)

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Flossumandjetjam

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: floss/sum/and/jet/jam

Sentence: The dentist disapproved of my flossumandjetjam system of dental hygiene but I couldn't resist keeping those little morsels of jam seeds between my teeth for afternoon snacking.

Etymology: flotsan and jetsam (floating debris) + floss + jet (black) + jam

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You get my vote, but it should be mentioned that flotsam and jetsam aren't necessarily floating debris. According to Brewer's Phrase and Fable, flotsam is debris that has washed up onshore. - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:21:00

Thanks Clayton - I'll have to revise my character and have him living as a beach bum, sleeping on the sand with his mouth open - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 08:48:00

Hey Jabber, what mug did you decide on? I loved your "gomerpiles". - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 13:02:00

good suggestion Purple - I just might get that one - which one did you choose? Going back a long way, I liked camime - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 16:16:00

I did snuffleupaguest. I just like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 16:26:00

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Rebit

Created by: thephil

Pronunciation: r:ebits

Sentence: I especialy don't like the pressure that rebits put on the adjacent teeth.

Etymology: REmaining BITS of food

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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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Munch grins

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: munch-grins

Sentence: After watching the movie, and eating two boxes of popcorn, Robby tried to kiss his girlfriend. But his munchgrins horrified her! Especially since she was supposed to be on a diet. And so she declined.

Etymology: munch+grin

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Too cute. - texmom, 2007-05-24: 14:55:00

much to his chagrin, i'm sure. - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:03:00

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Embarrasites

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: em-ba-riss-ights

Sentence: i turned up to the job interview unaware that my mouth was full of embarrasites

Etymology: embarrasing, parasites

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COMMENTS:

petaj Also embarrassing sights. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:42:00

probably from eating your words yesterday - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:20:00

hehe! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:44:00

i really like this one. - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

patambrosio you get my vote. this is more creative than dentritis, "itis" has a meaning, it means inflamation, can see no inflamation here. - patambrosio, 2007-05-24: 23:45:00

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Dentbris

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: DENT-bree

Sentence: When Roxie told Bob that he should read "Mildew on the Floss," it was a desperate, last ditch attempt to tell him that he should do something about his dentbris.

Etymology: Blend of DENT:pertaining to tooth,teeth & DEBRIS: Accumulation of anything broken, ruined , in pieces.

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love "Mildew on the Floss" - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:41:00

metrohumanx Hahahaah....good one OZZIEBOB! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:22:00

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Dentritus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: den try tus

Sentence: Andrew's eating habits were so disgusting, that he usually had to dine alone. He ate messily and loudly and you could guess what menu he had by all the dentritus left behind. His friends nicknamed him "Leader of the Plaque".

Etymology: Dental (of the teeth) & Detritus (the remains of something, refuse)

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So good I might as well vote for it now. :) - Discoveria, 2012-09-20: 04:24:00

Ooo, I should have read today's words before making mine. Interestingly, they are all very similar. - Rhyme79, 2012-09-20: 10:53:00

Cheers...like both your words, too! - Nosila, 2012-09-21: 01:19:00

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Detribulous

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: dee-trib-yoo-luhss

Sentence: Clive's smile at the attractive, young lady was, unfortunately, a completely detribulous one.

Etymology: Detritus + Oblivious = Detribulous

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Retainder

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: ri-TEYN-der

Sentence: Chris smiled for the photographers, unwittingly revealing a corned beef and broccoli retainder.

Etymology: retainer + remainder

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Oralgunk

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: orr-ul-gunk

Sentence: Gary liked to pick out his oralgunk at work, put it in a plastic container for safe keeping and when he gets home, feed it to his pet fish.

Etymology: oral + gunk

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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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Foodjam

Created by: pandalhu

Pronunciation: food/jam

Sentence: I hate all the foodjam after eating popcorn.

Etymology: food coming from what we eat and jam coming from all those things stuck

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metrohumanx FOODJAM....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:56:00

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Dentriment

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: den truh men tal

Sentence: I ate the roast beef sandwich, to much dentriment.

Etymology: (Dent)al + det(ri)ment + sed(iment)

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I like it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 18:20:00

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

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

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

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Flossil

Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: FLAH-sul

Sentence: His endearing smile would have been more effective if it had not displayed the wide array of flossils trapped in the gaps of his teeth.

Etymology: dental floss + fossils, as horrific remains of terrifying creatures now so ancient as to have transmuted to another form entirely

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this is a great word!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

it's just so snappy! - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:09:00

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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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Gluefoo

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: g-loo-foo

Sentence: Johnny's teeth were black with black licorice gluefoo.

Etymology: glue+food

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Dentalcraps

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: den/tal/kraps

Sentence: He went in to have dental caps put on his teeth but ended up with dentalcraps

Etymology: dental caps + crap

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Morselcode

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: mor-sell-cohd

Sentence: she claimed she was dieting but her morselcode said chocolate

Etymology: morsel- small scrap of food code- a mesage that can be interpreted by the few afficinados

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excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-05-24: 04:21:00

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:23:00

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Dentdebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT-deh-bree

Sentence: Winston's dental care is sloppy at best and barely existent at worst and when engaging him in converstation it is alomst impossible not to zero in on all the dentdebris that is always lodged in and around his teeth.

Etymology: Blend of words 'dental' (of or relating to teeth) and 'debris' (rubble or wreckage)

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Grinkle

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: grin-kle

Sentence: Look over there - that guy has some nasty brown grinkle in his teeth. What did he eat?

Etymology: grin, as in a smile 'nk' from 'junk'

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Grinkle: One of those words like yimble and jubiosity - not in any English dictionary,but should be. Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:32:00

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Chowgma

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: /choug/muh

Sentence: It was hard not to stare at the chowgma between Larry's flapping mouth as he recited all the reasons why he was so irresistable to the women at work. Hmmm. Dont think so!

Etymology: Blend of CHOW + SMEGMA = HURL

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metrohumanx appropriately revolting! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:52:00

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Partickles

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: part-ick-kles

Sentence: Even though Inspector 34 enjoyed his date with the Metermaid, the partickles in her teeth made her disturbingly imperfect.

Etymology: food particles + ick

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petaj I'd find all that giggling from the tickles on her gums disturbing too. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:21:00

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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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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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Lunchicles

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: lunch + ih + kulls

Sentence: The trouble with eating salad is that it always leaves lunchicles in your teeth, and then people start making surreptitious motions at you, but it's too late.

Etymology: lunch particles

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Crudities

Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: crud-i-tees

Sentence: Thank goodness costco sells dentalfloss by the foot, I would hate to go out in public with my crudities.

Etymology:

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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Veggiegrille

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vejēgril

Sentence: Denise loves her salad but all too often ends up with a veggiegrille.

Etymology: veggie (vegetable) + grille (decorative appliance for teeth)

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Tinga

patambrosio

Created by: patambrosio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: you have some tinga in your mouth

Etymology:

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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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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