Verboticism: Gastroguiltology

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Starveating

Created by: mustkeepsanity

Pronunciation: star-vee-ting

Sentence: Andrew starveats any leftovers. The resulting stomach aches help him commiserate with those who have nothing to eat.

Etymology: Starving, Eating

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Grubsessive

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: grəbsɛsɪv

Sentence: Having grown up being chided to always be in the ”clean plate club”, Billy has become grubsessive. The disposer in his sink is in practically pristine condition. Those starving children in Africa don’t stand a chance getting anything out of this food chain.

Etymology: grub (food) + obsessive (to be preoccupied)

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Malfeastance

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: mal-feest-uhns

Sentence: Ken felt guilty about ordering 100 dollars worth of foie gras and the malfeastance he fealt led him to order Baluga Caviar and Kentucky Fried Chicken. He washed it down with a bottle of Kristal and a few Red Bulls.

Etymology: malfeasance + feast

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COMMENTS:

scrumpdelicious - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-12: 09:27:00

Good to see that Ken has taken a stance! Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:08:00

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Glutanthropy

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: glut-an-throw-fy

Sentence:

Etymology: glutton; philanthropy

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Platepleaser

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: While the platepleaser felt very satisfied about finishing his six course dinner, the homeless men outside was hungry because the garbage can had nothing to offer today.

Etymology: Plate = food Pleaser = to please

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Expiatetion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-pi-ate-shun

Sentence: Expiatetion is the prime factor that led to an entire generation of fat people. In the 50's, children grew up believing that if they ate all their food it would somehow make up for the suffering of starving kids in Europe who "would be happy to see that food". In the words of Alan Sherman, "They kept starving, and I got fat!"

Etymology: expiation: a means of atonement for wrongdoings or paying for a wrong + ate: past tense of eat Alan Sherman was a 1960s predecessor to Weird Al Yanckovic who made several records which changed the lyrics of songs. His most well known hit was "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." He died in 1973 at the age of 48 with diabetis and emphysema due largely to his weight. In the song, "Why I got Fat" he blamed his mother for making him clean his plate to help the starving children in Europe - something every kid growing up in the 50's and 60's heard from their mothers.

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mrskellyscl Here's a link to "Hail to Thee, Fat Person" To watch Alan Sherman's, "Hail to Thee, Fat person" link to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeoa0-U8-Yw - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-09: 05:42:00

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Fedbyproxy

Created by: systemax57

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Compunctuate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: km punk chu ayt

Sentence: Gary's impulse to compuctuate himself at every meal was no doubt a result of growing up listening to his mother's incessant "Clean up your plate...kids in Africa are starving" rantings.

Etymology: Compunction (a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) & Ate (fed oneself)

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Gluttonagia

Created by: Anthporter

Pronunciation: glutt'n'a'jeh

Sentence: Thinking of all the poor children in the world, Bob couldn't help but clean off his plate in a moment of gluttonagia.

Etymology: glutton: a person devoted to eating and drinking in excess -agia: a derivative of the Greek phago, to eat; sounds like Asia, in reference to "think of those poor, starving children in Asia"

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