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'May I ask, what are you doing?'

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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Snatcho

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Snatch-oh

Sentence: Martin looked on in horror as the martini olive pinged from his cocktail stick and disappeared under the fridge. He made a dash for the fridge door, bending over and swiping his hand underneath it. The manoeuvre managed to snatcho two pieces of Go-Kat biscuit, a crusty malteser and the hairy olive. "Choice!", he thought.

Etymology: Snatch - To take quickly. Nacho - small pieces of fried tortilla

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Fook

Created by: FreakoSpeako

Pronunciation:

Sentence: before anyone looks lets fook the food.

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Germunch

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jərmənch

Sentence: Billy*s mom is a germ-a-phobe. Her house is cleaner than a surgeon*s hands. When he went away to college Billy became the antithesis of of her. He would eat anything on a dare; worms, cockroaches, food off the bathroom floor. He extended the 5-second rule to the 5-minute rule. He would germunch just about anything just to get a reaction. Because of his reduced stature his friends often referred to him as the germunchkin.

Etymology: germ (a microorganism, esp. one that causes disease) + munch (eat (something) with a continuous and often audible action of the jaws)

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Blitzonomy

Created by: bigdude1o1

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Graviteat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grav it eet

Sentence: It got to be too much for Julie. Taking her partner Matt out to trendy cocktail parties and other social outings were too embarrassing for her. You see, Matt would graviteat anything that he "accidentally" dropped on the ground. The first ten or twenty times it happened one could put down to clumsiness. But it now became apparent to Julie that he was doing it on purpose. He finally admitted to her that he loved to floorage for food...it somehow tasted better to him. She would have to find him a support group, like Parqueteaters Anonymous or ThirsaTiles or LinoleYum or Carpet Consumers and their Underlaying Causes. If she didn't, there would be no Welcome, Matt.

Etymology: Gravity (The force of attraction between the Earth's mass for bodies near its surface) & Gravitate (be attracted to;move toward) & Eat (consume food)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Welcome Matt ! Love it. VERY satisfying microstory, Nosila. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:21:00

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Floorfeastishism

Created by: November

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Sentence: Barbara had to realize that Ben was neither into her new red Manolos nor her well pedicured feet, but was suffering from a bad case of FloorFeastishism.

Etymology: Floor + Feast; • verb 1 have a feast. 2 (feast on) eat large quantities of.   — PHRASES feast one’s eyes on gaze at with pleasure.    — ORIGIN Latin festa, from festus ‘joyous’. + Fetish/Fetishism; a form of sexual desire in which gratification is focused abnormally on an object, part of the body, or activity

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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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Terragrub

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: tar-uh-gruhb

Sentence: Ken was enjoying his terragrub of spilled pudding until he scooped up somebodies old gum. He then experienced terregurgitation.

Etymology: terra (earth) + grub

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also a help around the house as a terragrubscrub - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-11: 12:36:00

Real earthy stuff. Hilarious too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-11: 18:00:00

PS: A bit more earthy stuff: I trying to come up with this verboticism, found an earthy, gritty Kentish dialect word, "sculch" referring to the unwholesome things children like to eat. I guess after teragrubbing and sculching some not so yumgum, it's terregurgitation that follows. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-11: 18:26:00

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Smorgasfloorboard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smȯr-gəs-flohr-bȯrd

Sentence: As a salesman, Ted practically lives in his car. Breakfast, lunch and often dinner are consumed behind the wheel. Ted is a strong believer in the 5-second (plus) rule. He looks at his car as a smorgasfloorboard.

Etymology: smorgasbord (buffet-style food ) + floorboard (the floor of an automobile )

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Gravitidbits

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: grav-eh-tid-bits

Sentence: To Murray, just watching snacks drop inside a vending machine made his mouth water. But when food precipitasted to the floor, he could not resist the gravitidbit. Something about falling always improved the flavor. Precipitaste: To drop food on the floor, then pick it up and eat it, before anyone else can say "it's too dirty"

Etymology: Gravity + tidbit

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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