Verboticism: Abomidermy

'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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Circumskin

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Sir-cum-skin

Sentence: Time and time again, Quasimodo had been advised to circumskin the Ugli fruit. Alas, he did not know what 'fruit' meant.

Etymology: circumnavigate - to proceed completely around. Skin - the natural outer layer which covers a person, animal, fruit, etc.

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:) - Nosila, 2011-06-20: 18:37:00

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Perhfable

Created by: lalaland

Pronunciation: Peer-fah-ble

Sentence: Angel peeled the skin of the apple for she is very Perhfable.

Etymology: Origin-American. In the 1700's, Perhfable really meant "The fear of eating Fruits and Vegtibles" but in 1924 It changed to mean "The fear of eating the peel or rines of fruits and vegtibles"

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Dermaphobic

gspadoni

Created by: gspadoni

Pronunciation: dur'mi'fob

Sentence: As a card-carrying dermaphobe, Alicia had mastered the ability to peel an apple skin in one long, continuous spiral.

Etymology: Derived from the late Latin epidermis (epi=outer layer; dermis=skin) + Latin phobus (phobus=fear)

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Agrowaphobia

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ah + gro + ah + pho + bee + ah

Sentence: I know that's got lots of vitamins and all that, but I'm still not eating it because, frankly, it's yucky.

Etymology: agoraphobia but with "grow" in there.

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Dermaghast

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Der-MA-ghast

Sentence: When Bob developed a picaderm for chunks of cobia skin, Roxie chundered cobiaphobically. And, soon, her dermaghast was not confined only to cobia; for she peelreeled at the sight of peaches, shellshaked at the soupcon of shrimp and couldn't shed the dread of dehusking. Dermaghast and despondent, it was clear that she was dermsquirming almost pandermically.

Etymology: 1. Derm: skin & aghast; to fear, dread 2.Cobia (cho-Bi-ah): a tropical food & game food fish. 3.Chunder: (Aust slang): to vomit.

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COMMENTS:

Ah, the classic Verbotomy technique for overcoming Verbotomist's block of flooding your example sentence with an entire suite of related words. - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:58:00

like a dark Dr. Zeus - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-09: 12:12:00

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Shelconscious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: shell-con-shis

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Antipithy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: an tip pith ee

Sentence: Olive may have found him peachy, but the touch of his fuzz filled her with antipithy

Etymology: antipathy, pith

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:) - Nosila, 2011-06-20: 18:37:00

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Rindophobia

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: rind-o-foh-be-a

Sentence: Tim was such a rindophobic that he accused me of being Hannibal Lecter for trying to serve him potato skins.

Etymology: rind + ooohhhhh! + phobia

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Straight and clear. I tried the medical approach, but didn't really like the result: "chrotophobia" (chroto-Gk:skin)& "Phloephobia" Phloe-Gk: bark, rind, peel) - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-08: 18:55:00

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Fearskin

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fear-skin

Sentence: Ari knew that all he had to do to remove the fearskin was to face up to the challenge of the peel. But he could not get past the rindgressive feelings that plagued his thoughts. rindgress: to look back in your thoughts in fear while confronting skins or peels.

Etymology: n: fearskin: fear + skin, v: rindgress: rind + regress

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HA! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-08: 19:11:00

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Abomidermy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: a-bom-uh-DER-mee

Sentence: Bob had created such a long litany of words for his abomidermy, such as eskinchewy, dreaddruff, dermaghast, and sloughthroe etc., that he spent the whole day trying to find ways "to save his own skin."

Etymology: Blend of ABOMINATE: hate, detest, loathe, find repugnant and DERM: (skin). ESKINCHEWY (skin; eschew; chewy.)

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 05:59:00

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