Verboticism: Nutritus

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

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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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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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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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Chowgma

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: /choug/muh

Sentence: It was hard not to stare at the chowgma between Larry's flapping mouth as he recited all the reasons why he was so irresistable to the women at work. Hmmm. Dont think so!

Etymology: Blend of CHOW + SMEGMA = HURL

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metrohumanx appropriately revolting! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:52:00

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Chewlinger

Created by: BuenoCabra

Pronunciation: (CHOO-ling-er)

Sentence: Ron's got some nasty chewlinger left over from the birthday cake.

Etymology: From "chew," meaning to grind with the teeth and "linger," meaning to remain.

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Pearlyblights

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: purr/lee/blahyts

Sentence: It is extremely difficult to concentrate on a conversation with someone when they have pearlyblights lodged in between their teeth and you can not take your eyes off the bits of egg, or spinach, or poppy seeds.

Etymology: PEARLYBLIGHTS - noun - from PEARLYWHITES (slang for teeth) + BLIGHT (an extremely adverse condition; to have a deleterious effect on; ruin)

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:33:00

metrohumanx PEARLYBLIGHTS is very melodic and artsy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:59:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-07-22: 15:30:00

Thoroughly enjoyable - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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Rebit

Created by: thephil

Pronunciation: r:ebits

Sentence: I especialy don't like the pressure that rebits put on the adjacent teeth.

Etymology: REmaining BITS of food

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