Verboticism: Crudities

'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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Superstickies

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: suuuuuuuuuuu

Sentence: peeeeeeeeeeeer

Etymology: stickieeeeeeeeees !

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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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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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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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Scrapplers

Created by: safari08

Pronunciation:

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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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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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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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Foodlings

Robologicon

Created by: Robologicon

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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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Flostsom

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: flost/sum

Sentence: Flostsom is the sticky debris that manages to escape the brush and the floss.

Etymology: flotsam (debris) + floss + lost + some

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metrohumanx I like the flotsam/jetsam ref... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:55:00

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