Verboticism: Dentbris

'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Morselaze

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor sell ayz

Sentence: Pierre was a handsome boy, except for one really bad personal habit. He was too lazy to check his front teeth during the day to see the food items lodged there after each meal. This morselaze gave him a new title (behind his back)...he was called Leader of the Plaque!

Etymology: Morsel (a small amount of solid food; a mouthfu) & Laze (be idle; exist in a changeless situation) & sounds like La Marseillaise (French National Anthem)

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Foodbetray

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: f-oo-d-be-tray

Sentence: I thought no one would figure out that I stole a poppyseed bagel from outside the conference room - but the foodbetray I didn't spot outed me!

Etymology: food + betray

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Partickles

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: part-ick-kles

Sentence: Even though Inspector 34 enjoyed his date with the Metermaid, the partickles in her teeth made her disturbingly imperfect.

Etymology: food particles + ick

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COMMENTS:

petaj I'd find all that giggling from the tickles on her gums disturbing too. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:21:00

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Flostsom

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: flost/sum

Sentence: Flostsom is the sticky debris that manages to escape the brush and the floss.

Etymology: flotsam (debris) + floss + lost + some

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I like the flotsam/jetsam ref... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:55:00

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Dentdebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT-deh-bree

Sentence: Winston's dental care is sloppy at best and barely existent at worst and when engaging him in converstation it is alomst impossible not to zero in on all the dentdebris that is always lodged in and around his teeth.

Etymology: Blend of words 'dental' (of or relating to teeth) and 'debris' (rubble or wreckage)

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Detrotus

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: debt-rot-us

Sentence: Phil McCavity's dentistry had a client list a mile long. It was located in a part of town that had never heard of dental floss and whose citizens' mouths were full of detrotus.

Etymology: detritus (crap, debris, dregs, dross, bits) + rot (decay) + us (that's his teeth talking)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:17:00

Phil McCavity - very funny!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:31:00

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Retainder

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: ri-TEYN-der

Sentence: Chris smiled for the photographers, unwittingly revealing a corned beef and broccoli retainder.

Etymology: retainer + remainder

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Flossumandjetjam

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: floss/sum/and/jet/jam

Sentence: The dentist disapproved of my flossumandjetjam system of dental hygiene but I couldn't resist keeping those little morsels of jam seeds between my teeth for afternoon snacking.

Etymology: flotsan and jetsam (floating debris) + floss + jet (black) + jam

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COMMENTS:

You get my vote, but it should be mentioned that flotsam and jetsam aren't necessarily floating debris. According to Brewer's Phrase and Fable, flotsam is debris that has washed up onshore. - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:21:00

Thanks Clayton - I'll have to revise my character and have him living as a beach bum, sleeping on the sand with his mouth open - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 08:48:00

Hey Jabber, what mug did you decide on? I loved your "gomerpiles". - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 13:02:00

good suggestion Purple - I just might get that one - which one did you choose? Going back a long way, I liked camime - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 16:16:00

I did snuffleupaguest. I just like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 16:26:00

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Dentbris

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: DENT-bree

Sentence: When Roxie told Bob that he should read "Mildew on the Floss," it was a desperate, last ditch attempt to tell him that he should do something about his dentbris.

Etymology: Blend of DENT:pertaining to tooth,teeth & DEBRIS: Accumulation of anything broken, ruined , in pieces.

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COMMENTS:

love "Mildew on the Floss" - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:41:00

metrohumanx Hahahaah....good one OZZIEBOB! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:22:00

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Pearlyblights

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: purr/lee/blahyts

Sentence: It is extremely difficult to concentrate on a conversation with someone when they have pearlyblights lodged in between their teeth and you can not take your eyes off the bits of egg, or spinach, or poppy seeds.

Etymology: PEARLYBLIGHTS - noun - from PEARLYWHITES (slang for teeth) + BLIGHT (an extremely adverse condition; to have a deleterious effect on; ruin)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:33:00

metrohumanx PEARLYBLIGHTS is very melodic and artsy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:59:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-07-22: 15:30:00

Thoroughly enjoyable - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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