Verboticism: Dentritus

'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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Flostsom

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: flost/sum

Sentence: Flostsom is the sticky debris that manages to escape the brush and the floss.

Etymology: flotsam (debris) + floss + lost + some

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metrohumanx I like the flotsam/jetsam ref... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:55:00

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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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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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Flouradentachitis

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: floor/a/dent/ach/itis

Sentence: Girlfriend, you need to go to the ladies room and check your flouradentachitis and like NOW!

Etymology: flour/flouride, a/word attachment, dent/dental, ach/attack, itis/inflamation of(as in gingivitis)

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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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Gluefoo

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: g-loo-foo

Sentence: Johnny's teeth were black with black licorice gluefoo.

Etymology: glue+food

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Sticktle

Created by: benjamin

Pronunciation: STICK-ul

Sentence: Broccoli is basically just hundreds of sticktles that grow together on a stalk.

Etymology: stick + little. Incidentally, it also kind of sounds like skittle.

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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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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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Gumdenta

Created by: paxrock

Pronunciation: gum-dent-a

Sentence: His teeth were filled with celery gumdenta.

Etymology: gum+dental

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Dentbris

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: DENT-bree

Sentence: When Roxie told Bob that he should read "Mildew on the Floss," it was a desperate, last ditch attempt to tell him that he should do something about his dentbris.

Etymology: Blend of DENT:pertaining to tooth,teeth & DEBRIS: Accumulation of anything broken, ruined , in pieces.

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love "Mildew on the Floss" - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:41:00

metrohumanx Hahahaah....good one OZZIEBOB! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:22:00

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