Verboticism: Floradation

'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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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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Dentaldross

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dent-all-dross

Sentence: No matter how carefully Jay cleaned his teeth, he was always left with bits of dentaldross between the gaps. Things had got so bad he was thinking about using an electrical sander in future!!

Etymology: Dental (relating to teeth or dentistry) ORIGIN Latin dentalis, from dens 'tooth' + Dross (rubbish, scum) = Dentaldross

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COMMENTS:

and it sounds like dental floss - nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:38:00

metrohumanx Good word- self explanatory. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:54:00

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Dentafriends

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: dint a frends

Sentence: A huge smile reveals the detafriends of a healthy lunch.

Etymology: dental - having to do with teeth friends - something/someone you like

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Nutritus

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: noo-TRYE-tuhs

Sentence: Nutritus cost Alex yet another date--why did he have to love spinach-battered onion rings so?

Etymology: nutrient + detritus

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Lunchicles

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: lunch + ih + kulls

Sentence: The trouble with eating salad is that it always leaves lunchicles in your teeth, and then people start making surreptitious motions at you, but it's too late.

Etymology: lunch particles

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Comandible

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Cuh-Man-duh-bul

Sentence: We were horrified to see the comandibles of goat stomach and monkey intestines trickle off his teeth every few minutes.

Etymology: Comestible (item of food) + mandible (bone used primarily for eating)

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Dentriment

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: den truh men tal

Sentence: I ate the roast beef sandwich, to much dentriment.

Etymology: (Dent)al + det(ri)ment + sed(iment)

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I like it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 18:20:00

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Partickles

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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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Dentadebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT - uh - dih - bree

Sentence: When engaged in conversation with Bradley one always finds oneself caught up in gruesome fascination at the excessive dentatdrebris that was always present in Bradley's teeth.

Etymology: Blend of 'dental' and 'debris'

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COMMENTS:

This is pretty much exactly what I would have written - although I would have called it 'dentabris.' Winner - evan, 2008-07-22: 11:54:00

Spot on. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:35:00

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Bicuspuds

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bi-cuss-puds

Sentence: It was quite obvious that Mark had French fries for lunch; he had a rather large crop of bicuspuds clinging on to his teeth.

Etymology: bicuspids, spuds (short for potatoes)

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COMMENTS:

exceddent! - galwaywegian, 2007-05-24: 05:05:00

very good purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

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