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DEFINITION: v., To drop food on the floor, then pick it up and eat it, before anyone else can say "it's too dirty". n., A tasty treat which has been accidentally dropped, then quickly salvaged and savored.

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Lineoleyum

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lin o lee yum

Sentence: Barry hated to waste food. He did not know why, but if it fell on the floor, it tasted a bit better. It was embarrassing to go anywhere with him, as he devoured this lineoleyum no matter who was watching...it was even more embarrassing when he did it at his wife's boss's parties!

Etymology: Linoleum (floor covering) & Yum (exclamation when something looks/tastes delicious)

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Flotsophage

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: FLOT-so-FAGE

Sentence: SickVic was a textbook example of an unrepentant FLOTSOPHAGE.In most social settings he appeared quite normal, but if he saw the smallest particle of food fall, he went down faster than Bush's approval ratings, often intercepting the wayward morsel before if hit the food court floor. One time he inhaled a FLOTSOPHAGE before it was even identified as one of Sookie's artificial fingernails. SickVic hasn't been seen lately, and legend has it he is presently a resident in the cafeteria at Doctor Beddow's Institute for the Culinarily Challenged.....and a more revolting "challenge of the day" I have not seen.

Etymology: FLOTSOm + PHAGE= FLOTSOPHAGE.....FLOTSOM:miscellaneous or unimportant material unintentionally jettisoned or dropped (as opposed to JETSAM:deliberately cast overboard)Anglo-French floteson, from floter to float, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English flotian to float, flota ship.....-PHAGE: suffix meaning "to eat" (latin)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Before I was MetrohumanX, I was Metrodad....and you can view my artwork at DeviantArt.com http://www.deviantart.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:10:00

metrohumanx DeviantArt is an awkward website....you have to select "metrodad's galleries" if you wanna see some bizarre drawings and paintings. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:17:00

better not get it caught in his flotsophagus - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-30: 15:13:00

metrohumanx Flotsophagus......that sounds good. Thanx J-wock! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 15:40:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:34:00

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Upgrub

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: UHP-gruhb

Sentence: Fastidiousness wasn't one of Bob's stronger points. And from the time when he was a drover on the Barcoo, and nearly had to eat a barcoo sandwich to survive, his philosophy was that if it was food, it was edible. So when any yumflot hit the floor, Bob quickly upgrubbed it.

Etymology: Blend of YUM & FLOT(sam): By analogy -when tasty food falls "overboard. Yum: yummy, tasty, scrumptious. UPGRUB: grub: "food" & vb: to forage.

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COMMENTS:

good one - Mustang, 2008-09-30: 14:16:00

metrohumanx Yumflot upgrub never ever foodsnub. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:27:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-30: 15:08:00

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Flooraging

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: flô"rijing

Sentence: I pretended not to see my co-worker Sal flooraging up the chunk of my Eclaire that I just dropped.

Etymology: Foraging (the act of searching for food and provisions) + Floor

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-30: 12:59:00

metrohumanx Excellent. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:33:00

Nice combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:33:00

Great minds think alike...I had used this in my sentence! - Nosila, 2008-09-30: 22:49:00

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Stapholacrumb

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: staf o la crum

Sentence: Craig there are not enough families of antibiotics to cure you from that stapholacrumb.

Etymology: Staph, crumb

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That's Great!! - MadTripper, 2007-10-11: 10:40:00

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Dropslob

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The dropslob found himself in an embarrassing situation when he was discovered snacking under the dining table where his young sister-in-law enjoyed her birthday cake.

Etymology: to drop + slob, disgusting

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Terraprehendive

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Madge was stunned when her terraprehendive blind date started licking up the tapioca he spilled on the floor.

Etymology: Terra= Earth Prehend= to grab Dive= as in to dive to the ground. Also: Terra+endive Earth lettuce

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Dedirt

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: duh-DURT

Sentence: Alex was not about to let the doughnut his clumsy date dropped go to waste, and he gobbled up the dedirt.

Etymology: dessert + dirt

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Flotsyum

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FLOTZ - yum. In time, no doubt, the "Y" would be lost & the pron would become: flotzum.

Sentence: Fastidiousness wasn't one of Bob's stronger points. And from the time when he was a drover on the Barcoo, and nearly had to eat a barcoo sandwich to survive, his philosophy was that if it was food, it was edible. So when any flotsyum hit the floor, Bob quickly upgrubbed it.

Etymology: Blend of flotsam & yum: By analogy -when tasty food falls "overboard. Yum: yummy, tasty, scrumptious. Upgrub: grub: "food" & vb: to forage. Barcoo sandwich: Any outback food considered to be inedible, as (humorously) a goanna between two slabs of bark.

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Bob could have a jetsammich with his flotsyum. They both sound pretty Barcoo to me. Great word and sentence as usual OZ! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-11: 07:23:00

love upgrubbed as well - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-11: 12:07:00

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Lamineat

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamənēt

Sentence: A true believer in the 5-second rule, Bob is likely to lamineat anything that hits the floor. His mother would fuss at him until she dropped one of her favorite cookies. She practically knocked him into the next room retrieving it.

Etymology: laminate (manufactured by placing layer on layer) + eat (put food into the mouth and chew and swallow it)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-11: 01:35:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you again remistram! ~ James

mplsbohemian - 2007-10-11: 22:57:00
There are a LOT of good words today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-12: 00:30:00
Yes lots of floordoeuvres for thought. Tasty too! Even if they are all full of antipastogens. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-08: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James