Verboticism: Dentriment

'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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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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Dentadebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT - uh - dih - bree

Sentence: When engaged in conversation with Bradley one always finds oneself caught up in gruesome fascination at the excessive dentatdrebris that was always present in Bradley's teeth.

Etymology: Blend of 'dental' and 'debris'

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COMMENTS:

This is pretty much exactly what I would have written - although I would have called it 'dentabris.' Winner - evan, 2008-07-22: 11:54:00

Spot on. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:35:00

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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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Veggiegrille

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vejēgril

Sentence: Denise loves her salad but all too often ends up with a veggiegrille.

Etymology: veggie (vegetable) + grille (decorative appliance for teeth)

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Embarrasites

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: em-ba-riss-ights

Sentence: i turned up to the job interview unaware that my mouth was full of embarrasites

Etymology: embarrasing, parasites

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petaj Also embarrassing sights. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:42:00

probably from eating your words yesterday - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:20:00

hehe! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:44:00

i really like this one. - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

patambrosio you get my vote. this is more creative than dentritis, "itis" has a meaning, it means inflamation, can see no inflamation here. - patambrosio, 2007-05-24: 23:45:00

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Munch grins

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: munch-grins

Sentence: After watching the movie, and eating two boxes of popcorn, Robby tried to kiss his girlfriend. But his munchgrins horrified her! Especially since she was supposed to be on a diet. And so she declined.

Etymology: munch+grin

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Too cute. - texmom, 2007-05-24: 14:55:00

much to his chagrin, i'm sure. - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:03:00

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Chowgma

hooterbug

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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Detriticle

metrohumanx

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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Detribulous

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: dee-trib-yoo-luhss

Sentence: Clive's smile at the attractive, young lady was, unfortunately, a completely detribulous one.

Etymology: Detritus + Oblivious = Detribulous

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