Verboticism: Platepleaser

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Starveating

Created by: mustkeepsanity

Pronunciation: star-vee-ting

Sentence: Andrew starveats any leftovers. The resulting stomach aches help him commiserate with those who have nothing to eat.

Etymology: Starving, Eating

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Fedbyproxy

Created by: systemax57

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Shovelumption

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I couldn't believe he performed shovelumption on those leftovers.

Etymology: Shoveling the food + Consumption

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Aqueat

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Ack-wheat

Sentence: "Clear the plate young man! Aqueat your food - starving children would love to have that last piece of brocolli on your plate."

Etymology: Aquit (to clear), Eat (to consume)

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Remorsel

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ree-mawr-suhl

Sentence: Jonah's mother hammered him every night about cleaning his plate and how there were starving children around the world. Now he can't stand to see any remorsel go uneaten. His wife hasn't had to rinse a single plate before loading it into the dishwasher since they first met.

Etymology: remorse (deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction) + morsel (a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc)

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Gulpability

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: ˌgəl-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē

Sentence: Max's extreme Gulpabilty had caused him to balloon to a quite hefty 450 pounds. All his life his mother had chastised him for not finishing his meals. "Think of all the kids in India Max that dont get anything but rice, or whatever it is they grow over there!" I'm sure they would LOVE to get some fresh peas and corn in their bellies"

Etymology: Gulp (a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp") + Culpable (blameworthiness, a state of guilt)

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COMMENTS:

Well done! - astorey, 2008-09-12: 10:41:00

Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-09-12: 13:06:00

We'd hate for him to be too gulpable! - Nosila, 2008-09-12: 22:21:00

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Noshnik

davrand

Created by: davrand

Pronunciation: Nosh + nik

Sentence: My husband Shlomo is such a noshnik. When I got up this morning to wash the dishes from last night dinner party, I found crumbs in the sink where he was eating all the leftover crackers and cheese.

Etymology: A combination of nosh, to eat food greedily, from the Yiddish word for snack bar and nudnik, an irritating person, a bore, from the Russian word nudnyĭ meaning tedious.

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Shovelicious

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Shuh-vuhl-ish-shuhs

Sentence: Stan's wife's meatloaf was absolutely shovelicious, as the three empty casserole pans could attest to, if they were actually able to talk.

Etymology: Shovel: eat fast + Delicious: tasty meal.

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