Verboticism: Scrapplers

'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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Scrapplers

Created by: safari08

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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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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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Krud

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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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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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Gumgrease

Created by: Maureen

Pronunciation: gum + grease

Sentence: Brushing is one thing but without the floss you just can't get rid of the gumgrease.

Etymology: gum from gums, and grease from fatty food.

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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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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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Crudities

Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: crud-i-tees

Sentence: Thank goodness costco sells dentalfloss by the foot, I would hate to go out in public with my crudities.

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Flossil

Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: FLAH-sul

Sentence: His endearing smile would have been more effective if it had not displayed the wide array of flossils trapped in the gaps of his teeth.

Etymology: dental floss + fossils, as horrific remains of terrifying creatures now so ancient as to have transmuted to another form entirely

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COMMENTS:

this is a great word!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

it's just so snappy! - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:09:00

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