Verboticism: Sticktle

'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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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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Foodjam

Created by: pandalhu

Pronunciation: food/jam

Sentence: I hate all the foodjam after eating popcorn.

Etymology: food coming from what we eat and jam coming from all those things stuck

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx FOODJAM....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:56:00

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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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Dentritus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: den try tus

Sentence: Andrew's eating habits were so disgusting, that he usually had to dine alone. He ate messily and loudly and you could guess what menu he had by all the dentritus left behind. His friends nicknamed him "Leader of the Plaque".

Etymology: Dental (of the teeth) & Detritus (the remains of something, refuse)

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COMMENTS:

So good I might as well vote for it now. :) - Discoveria, 2012-09-20: 04:24:00

Ooo, I should have read today's words before making mine. Interestingly, they are all very similar. - Rhyme79, 2012-09-20: 10:53:00

Cheers...like both your words, too! - Nosila, 2012-09-21: 01:19:00

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Dentriment

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: den truh men tal

Sentence: I ate the roast beef sandwich, to much dentriment.

Etymology: (Dent)al + det(ri)ment + sed(iment)

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 18:20:00

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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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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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Dentafriends

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: dint a frends

Sentence: A huge smile reveals the detafriends of a healthy lunch.

Etymology: dental - having to do with teeth friends - something/someone you like

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Detrotus

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: debt-rot-us

Sentence: Phil McCavity's dentistry had a client list a mile long. It was located in a part of town that had never heard of dental floss and whose citizens' mouths were full of detrotus.

Etymology: detritus (crap, debris, dregs, dross, bits) + rot (decay) + us (that's his teeth talking)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:17:00

Phil McCavity - very funny!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:31:00

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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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