Verboticism: Partickles

'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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Floradation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: flora/day/shun

Sentence: Spinach salad is a good thing to avoid at a staff party if you want to avoid floradation.

Etymology: fluoridation (dental procedure to make teeth stronger) + flora (plant life)

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COMMENTS:

Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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Detriticle

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-TRIT-IH-CULL

Sentence: Dorothy said she went to the restroom, but when she returned to the circulation desk and flashed her toothy smile, one could see the DETRITICLE all over her teeth. Clearly, nature's call was pre-empted by the irresistable lure of the muffin shoppe. dee-TRIT-icle

Etymology: DETRITus+partICLE DETRITUS is non-living particulate organic material ... PARTICLE-small granular object, sometimes gross or revolting, that exhibits no newtonian motion.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.ifla.org/I/humour/humour.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:21:00

metrohumanx I've been up in the hills too long. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:23:00

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 15:54:00

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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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Oralgunk

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: orr-ul-gunk

Sentence: Gary liked to pick out his oralgunk at work, put it in a plastic container for safe keeping and when he gets home, feed it to his pet fish.

Etymology: oral + gunk

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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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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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Grilljam

Created by: newworldview

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: grill (teeth), toe jam

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Dentritis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: det/tree/eye/tus

Sentence: His none use of dental floss lead to dentritis, random food debris trapped between his teeth.

Etymology: dental + debris + itis

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COMMENTS:

Fantastic! - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:12:00

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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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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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