Verboticism: Detriticle

'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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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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Munch grins

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: munch-grins

Sentence: After watching the movie, and eating two boxes of popcorn, Robby tried to kiss his girlfriend. But his munchgrins horrified her! Especially since she was supposed to be on a diet. And so she declined.

Etymology: munch+grin

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COMMENTS:

Too cute. - texmom, 2007-05-24: 14:55:00

much to his chagrin, i'm sure. - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:03:00

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Teethbits

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: teeth - bits

Sentence: The teethbits I saw on Anna seemed especially yummy. Anchovies and pepperoni, I had a hunch she had pizza for lunch. In order to prove my point, I just had to kiss her and using my tongue, taste those teethbits for myself. Right now, I'm in custody for sexual assault... all for the sake of "Teethbit Investigation: The Anchovy Murder".

Etymology: tidbits [morsels, can either be gossip or food] + teeth; the etymology is simple actually

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COMMENTS:

Ewwwwww! That sentence is a great diet aid! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 06:50:00

Good to hear that, purpleartichokes. Now I can openly compete with Atkins. XD - ohwtepph, 2007-05-24: 10:05:00

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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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Tonguepick

Created by: junetic

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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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Morselcode

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: mor-sell-cohd

Sentence: she claimed she was dieting but her morselcode said chocolate

Etymology: morsel- small scrap of food code- a mesage that can be interpreted by the few afficinados

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-05-24: 04:21:00

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:23:00

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Dentalcraps

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: den/tal/kraps

Sentence: He went in to have dental caps put on his teeth but ended up with dentalcraps

Etymology: dental caps + crap

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Grinkle

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: grin-kle

Sentence: Look over there - that guy has some nasty brown grinkle in his teeth. What did he eat?

Etymology: grin, as in a smile 'nk' from 'junk'

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COMMENTS:

Grinkle: One of those words like yimble and jubiosity - not in any English dictionary,but should be. Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:32:00

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Grilljam

Created by: newworldview

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Etymology: grill (teeth), toe jam

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