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Eferable

Top verboticism of the day created by lalaland

DEFINITION: v., To use a knife and fork to eat foods like hamburgers, pizza, or pigeon wings, which are customarily consumed using one's hands. n., A person who is afraid to eat food touched by human hands.

Pronunciation: Ee-fear-able

Sentence: Marcus put the hamburger down on the plate with tongs so no one could touch it. Then he took his knife and fork to cut up the hamburger.

Etymology: Greek. Started in the 1900's.

Created by: lalaland.

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Utenzealot: /You tense a lot ?/ Barry would fall into almost rapturous convulsions when he saw someone eating food with their hands and (gasp) not on a plate. I believed blindly in the superiority of cutlery in not just a hygienic sense, but a moral one too. Anxiety over not having appropriate implements forced him to keep an emergency eating kit in his glove compartment. He was quite the utenzealot. Etymology: Utensil, Zealot Created by: emdeejay.

Cutleery: /cut + leer + ee/ Even though "cutleery" is an adjective, it can be used to describe someone who uses a knife and fork to eat hamburgers, pizza or &etc. Etymology: cutlery + leery Created by: Osomatic.

Comments:

so many good words today - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-09: 16:20:00

I not sure if he'll be able to cut the mustard! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-09: 18:31:00

Spoonosh: /Spoo-nosh/ Timothy cast his eye across the back of the packet and down past the ingredients. "Boil-in-the-bag Pizza. Suitable for Spoonoshers" Etymology: Spoon - Cutlery used to scoop food. Nosh - food (sl.) Created by: wordslikevenom.

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To see more verboticisms for this definition go to: Ewhh! You're eating chocolate-covered ants with a knife and fork!?

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-09: 09:59:00
I actually got the idea from a Seinfeld episode, the one where Elaine witnesses her boss Mr. Pitt eating a Snickers bar with a knife & fork.

MrDave2176 MrDave2176 - 2007-10-09: 10:53:00
I saw this in action on cruise ships with people who refused to eat from the buffet because all those dirty people" had touched the food.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-09: 23:22:00
I was thinking of using a chocolate bar in the comic, but then I remembered this girl from grade school who ate ants. Of course, she used her fingers. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-04: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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