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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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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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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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Plibble

Created by: micvice

Pronunciation: PLIH-bul

Sentence: Marcel was very clumsy and a bit of a glutton, so naturally quite the plibbler.

Etymology: plop, nibble

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Cryptoflooridium

Created by: MadTripper

Pronunciation: krĭp'tō-flōr-rĭd'ē-əm

Sentence: We always thought our dog was great at cleaning up the floor during dinner, however, since our 7 month old son learned to crawl, he has really mastered the art of obtaining cryptoflooridium.

Etymology: Floor Cryptosporidium

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Nowasteaphobia

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: no-waste-a-phobia

Sentence: My cousin has that nowasteaphobia disease ,he is so scared of wasting any food whether it's on the floor or has been in the fridge for a long period of time he will eat anything

Etymology: no;negative response;waste;usually no longer good ;phobia: scared of something

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Dromb

Created by: deadrat

Pronunciation: dr-ah-m

Sentence: Everyone stared as Joe drombed up the cupcake Mary had dropped on the floor.

Etymology:

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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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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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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

'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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