Verboticism: Dermaversion

'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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Skinflinch

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skin/flinch

Sentence: Sue was such a skinflinch that she gagged every time she passed by a basket of peaches.

Etymology: skinflint + flinch

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Rindnoshnervous

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ryend/nosh/nur/vus

Sentence: Sally was extremely rindnoshnervous to the point where her gag reflex would kick in at the very mention of fuzz, coat, husk or shell.

Etymology: rind (skin) + nosh (eat) + nervous + sounds like rhinoceros

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Integumentophobia

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: integ-u-men-toe-FO-bee-uh

Sentence: "Don't put a whole aardvark Beatrice's plate - she had terrible integumentophobia."

Etymology: Integument, meaning external skin and phobia, meaning fear of.

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Skinedible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skinedəbəl

Sentence: Ruby is afraid of any food that has an exterior that is different than its interior. She sees it as skinedible. To her, even skinadvertent skingestion of skin is skinappropriate. It gives her skindigestion. She won*t even drink hot chocolate that has started to cool.

Etymology: skin (the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal) + inedible (not fit to be eaten)

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mrskellyscl good one! - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-03: 06:39:00

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Shunappealing

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: shun a peeling

Sentence: Animal or vegetable, Christine just could not bring herself to consume the epidermis of her convestibles. I mean really! Consider where it has been! She found it very shunappealing.

Etymology: shun - to avoid. unappealing - offputting. peeling - (possibly) discarded skin of fruit/vegetable

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Hidermaphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hy derm a fobe eeya

Sentence: Heidi had Hidermaphobia and could not hide it. Whether she travelled to Hyderabad or Hernando's Hideaway, she could not eat the hide of any fruit or any vegetable. She could not hide from it. In fact her fear was so great, a-pare-entally she could not even peel them. The eyes on potatoes stared at her accusingly;eating cherries was the pits;beets had her beat;peas made her snap and she feared bananas a bunch. She'd turnip her nose at rutabagas; carrots made her want to top herself and onions made her cry. It was then no wonder that when the cute guy in Produce asked her to go out on a "date", she ran screaming from the grocery store! Now Heidi is in hiding.

Etymology: Hide(body covering of a living animal or the dressed skin of an animal) & Derma (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin) & Phobia (fear; an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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Nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-09: 07:05:00

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Rindsternation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rynd-styr-NAY-shun

Sentence: Melinda was frozen with rindsternation anytime she was faced with the prospect of eating the skin of any produce or animal, fearing that it would block up or otherwise harm her digestive system yet she couldn't bear throwing them away fearing they could bring some sort of harm to others.

Etymology: Blend of 'skin' (peel or rind) and 'consternation' (amazement or dismay that hinders or throws one into confusion)

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Repulskin

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/puhl/skin

Sentence: Jenny has suffered from the dreaded phobia of repulskin since early childhood. She can't eat apples, grapes, nectarines, or especially fuzzy peaches, or any other fruits unless all the skin is completely peeled off.

Etymology: REPULSKIN - noun - from REPULSION (distaste, repugnance, or aversion by the thought, or presence of something) + SKIN (the external covering of an animal body, fruit, or vegetable)

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Unapeeling

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: uhn-uh-PEEL-ihng

Sentence: Just as Alex had an unapeeling approach to apples, he insisted that his girlfriend cut the crusts off his PBJs.

Etymology: unappealing + peeling

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like this one desribes it well - aigle101, 2007-10-17: 14:17:00

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Tissaphobia

Created by: bigdude1o1

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