Verboticism: Shovelumption

'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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Fanguish

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Fan-gwish

Sentence: Bob had a nutribent: he always had to chowhole every last crumb from his plate. Was it bingetwinge, culpident or fangpang that consumed him or ayenbite of inwit that drove him? No-one really knew, but some suggested that he was merely a peckadent shamnivore with glut-instinct. But, although, and perhaps, it was just fanguish!

Etymology: Fanguish:fang-tooth & to eat & anguish. Chowhole: blend of chow,whole & hole. Nutriment:food & bent(inclination.)'Ayenbite of Inwit'(Remorse of Conscience)-Kentish work of M English. Peckadent(peck & decadent.)Shamnivore:feigned eater.

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COMMENTS:

you could add vanquish to your etymology - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-12: 09:26:00

Over the Top! Excellent! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 09:58:00

MrDave2176 Cute - MrDave2176, 2007-10-12: 16:31:00

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Gastronopathic

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My gastronopathic tendencies forces me to clean my plate.

Etymology: Gastronomy + Empathy

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Philupthropy

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fill-up-thrah-pee

Sentence: his expanding waistline was a testament to his philupthropic ways

Etymology: fill up, philanthropy

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle so clever!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-12: 10:30:00

Love it. - aayeye, 2007-10-14: 17:42:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:15:00

Wow! I was thinking along those lines:) - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:02:00

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Gormandizationing

Created by: touch72

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Grubsessive

artr

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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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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Chowcow

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chou-kou

Sentence: Billy was such a chowcow that he not only finished everything on his own plate, he made the rounds of everyone else at the table to hoover in every stray morsel. In a restaurant, he would request an extra basket of bread to sop up any remaining juices on his plate. His personal mantra? "You gonna finish that?"

Etymology: Chow (food) + cow (a domestic bovine)

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Brimming

Created by: deadrat

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Consumize

Created by: destrict

Pronunciation: kon-soom-eyes

Sentence: Luckly, Joe didn't consumize the whole dinner table.

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Blananane

Caatheerine

Created by: Caatheerine

Pronunciation: Bla - na - na - ne

Sentence: i want an blananane.

Etymology: Talking banana

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Caatheerine love it :) - Caatheerine, 2007-10-13: 00:18:00

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