Verboticism: Fanguish

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Gulpability

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: gulp/a/bill/i/tee

Sentence: Dave's gulpability was uncontested. He felt he had to finish every last drop of food or drink so that it would not go to waste - unfortunately it went to waist.

Etymology: culpability + gulp

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COMMENTS:

Big Gulpability an new 7-Eleven drink! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-12: 09:55:00

Very good word blend with wider application. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:10:00

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Altrugluttony

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: al-tru-glut-uny

Sentence: Because of his altrugluttony, Hal started a Weight Watchers group at his place of employment, the Atlanta Food Bank.

Etymology: altru (from altruism, the selfless regard for others) + gluttony (eating to excess)

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Expiatetion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-pi-ate-shun

Sentence: Expiatetion is the prime factor that led to an entire generation of fat people. In the 50's, children grew up believing that if they ate all their food it would somehow make up for the suffering of starving kids in Europe who "would be happy to see that food". In the words of Alan Sherman, "They kept starving, and I got fat!"

Etymology: expiation: a means of atonement for wrongdoings or paying for a wrong + ate: past tense of eat Alan Sherman was a 1960s predecessor to Weird Al Yanckovic who made several records which changed the lyrics of songs. His most well known hit was "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." He died in 1973 at the age of 48 with diabetis and emphysema due largely to his weight. In the song, "Why I got Fat" he blamed his mother for making him clean his plate to help the starving children in Europe - something every kid growing up in the 50's and 60's heard from their mothers.

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mrskellyscl Here's a link to "Hail to Thee, Fat Person" To watch Alan Sherman's, "Hail to Thee, Fat person" link to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeoa0-U8-Yw - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-09: 05:42:00

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Terribleat

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: terr + ih + bleat

Sentence: Look, those poor kids are starving, so the least I can do is terrobleat this food...for them.

Etymology: terrible + eat + guilt, of course

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Euronate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: n. e-yew-roe-nate

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Mollycoddle

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: moll-y-coddle

Sentence: Bob's such a mollycoddle. He keeps eating even though he claims to be stuffed.

Etymology: Mollycoddle - n., To overindulge. v., To be overindulged.

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Scrappetite

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: scrap/e/tite

Sentence: Louis wondered how he was ever going to be in good enough shape to join the guys in their first "Bros to the Finishline Marathon." His mother first painted that picture of starving children in Africa who would do anything to eat his brussel sprouts for breakfast, lunch AND dinner when he was about three years old. Since then, he has had a very unhealthy scrappetite and cannot leave a single crumb on his plate. While his buddies cross the finish line, he will be on the sidelines tossing them cups of water, proud of the fact that it is due to his "inner humanitarian" that he can't join them on this one.

Etymology: Scrap + Appetite

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Gourmanthropy

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Her gourmanthropy did not appear to give her any solace.

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Gormanitarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gawr/man/i/tair/ee/uhn

Sentence: Joe, the ultimate gormanitarian, was quoted as saying, " I ate six helpings of everything for all the starving children in the world. God bless them and pass the leftover ham and potatoes."

Etymology: GORMANITARIAN - noun - from GORMANDIZE (to eat greedily, or ravenously) + HUMANITARIAN (having concern for and helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people)

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vmalcolm Great word! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-12: 07:37:00

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