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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Lunchicles

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: lunch + ih + kulls

Sentence: The trouble with eating salad is that it always leaves lunchicles in your teeth, and then people start making surreptitious motions at you, but it's too late.

Etymology: lunch particles

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Dentaldross

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dent-all-dross

Sentence: No matter how carefully Jay cleaned his teeth, he was always left with bits of dentaldross between the gaps. Things had got so bad he was thinking about using an electrical sander in future!!

Etymology: Dental (relating to teeth or dentistry) ORIGIN Latin dentalis, from dens 'tooth' + Dross (rubbish, scum) = Dentaldross

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COMMENTS:

and it sounds like dental floss - nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:38:00

metrohumanx Good word- self explanatory. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:54:00

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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COMMENTS:

My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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Dentdebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT-deh-bree

Sentence: Winston's dental care is sloppy at best and barely existent at worst and when engaging him in converstation it is alomst impossible not to zero in on all the dentdebris that is always lodged in and around his teeth.

Etymology: Blend of words 'dental' (of or relating to teeth) and 'debris' (rubble or wreckage)

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Bicuspuds

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bi-cuss-puds

Sentence: It was quite obvious that Mark had French fries for lunch; he had a rather large crop of bicuspuds clinging on to his teeth.

Etymology: bicuspids, spuds (short for potatoes)

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exceddent! - galwaywegian, 2007-05-24: 05:05:00

very good purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

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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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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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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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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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Dentalcraps

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: den/tal/kraps

Sentence: He went in to have dental caps put on his teeth but ended up with dentalcraps

Etymology: dental caps + crap

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Dentricanyonitis

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: den-tri-can-yon-i-tis

Sentence: Frank was too young, of course, for dentricanyonitis, but he had failed to take proper care of his teeth during college when all he ate, or rather drank, were smoothies from Whreezer Whred's (Whred was of Maori decent and in that Polynesian language the F sound is signified by Wh.) As a consequence Frank's gums had receeded and left canyons between his teeth where the food he now ate for free as Manager of Whred's sister's business Whanny's Whried Whoods. Fortunately Whanny offered her employees dental care. Frank is so grateful, he is thinking of changing the official spelling of his name to Whrank.

Etymology: From dentric, related to teeth + canyon, a deep gorge between two natural structures

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COMMENTS:

Whoops! It was about the food... - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 18:15:00

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