Verboticism: Pearlyblights

'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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Smilesmackers

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Smile - smack - ers

Sentence: Before a job interview check yourself for smilesmackers!

Etymology: Smile (to grin) + Smack (trash) + ers

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Foodjam

Created by: pandalhu

Pronunciation: food/jam

Sentence: I hate all the foodjam after eating popcorn.

Etymology: food coming from what we eat and jam coming from all those things stuck

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx FOODJAM....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:56:00

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Rebit

Created by: thephil

Pronunciation: r:ebits

Sentence: I especialy don't like the pressure that rebits put on the adjacent teeth.

Etymology: REmaining BITS of food

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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COMMENTS:

My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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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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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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Grilljam

Created by: newworldview

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Etymology: grill (teeth), toe jam

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Dentricanyonitis

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: den-tri-can-yon-i-tis

Sentence: Frank was too young, of course, for dentricanyonitis, but he had failed to take proper care of his teeth during college when all he ate, or rather drank, were smoothies from Whreezer Whred's (Whred was of Maori decent and in that Polynesian language the F sound is signified by Wh.) As a consequence Frank's gums had receeded and left canyons between his teeth where the food he now ate for free as Manager of Whred's sister's business Whanny's Whried Whoods. Fortunately Whanny offered her employees dental care. Frank is so grateful, he is thinking of changing the official spelling of his name to Whrank.

Etymology: From dentric, related to teeth + canyon, a deep gorge between two natural structures

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COMMENTS:

Whoops! It was about the food... - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 18:15:00

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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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Krud

giveaphuk

Created by: giveaphuk

Pronunciation: KRUD

Sentence: he chewed on his krud and reminisced at how tasty breakfast was this morning.

Etymology: like how cows 'chew their cud', we humans savour our krud.

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COMMENTS:

Ha! Good analogy! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 10:58:00

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