Verboticism: Blananane

'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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Gastroguiltology

Created by: wjames

Pronunciation: gastro-guilt-ology

Sentence: Jim's large stomach was not the result a high consumption of beer, as most people thought. It was his practice of gastroguiltology passed down to him by his depression-era parents.

Etymology: Gastronomic - guilt (science of)

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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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Nochoicism

Created by: oxinlingo

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Cleanplatism

Created by: nyxnekhbet

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Sentence: Joe wasn't really hungry but his cleanplatism kept him from leaving even a morsel for the mice.

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Hooverize

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: WHO-vuhr-eyes

Sentence: Timmy The Beard returned from his sojourn in the deep woods and proceeded to HOOVERIZE every edible morsel placed before him.

Etymology: HOOVER-a popular brand of vacuum cleaner + suffix "IZE" = HOOVERIZE.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I just came in at number twenty-five-I'm oh so happy and so glad to be alive. Everybody says i'm gonna get to the top....Life is so easy when your record's hot ! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 15:28:00

metrohumanx Amazing. I zoomed up to #59 in like. 30 minutes.Go figure :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:24:00

As long as he doesn't like to J.Edgar Hooverize...or as they sing in Monty Python's Lumberjack Song..."I cuts down trees, I wears high heels, suspenders and a bra, I wants to be a lady, just like my old Papa!: - Nosila, 2008-09-12: 22:33:00

Timmy the Beard. I think I dated him. :) - lumina, 2008-09-12: 22:49:00

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Irrefeastable

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: ir-i-FEEST-uh-buh-l

Sentence: Jerry had an irrefeastable urge to scarf down every entree on the buffet.

Etymology: irresistable + feast

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Platepleaser

Created by: Roosje

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Sentence: While the platepleaser felt very satisfied about finishing his six course dinner, the homeless men outside was hungry because the garbage can had nothing to offer today.

Etymology: Plate = food Pleaser = to please

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Philupthropy

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fill-up-thrah-pee

Sentence: his expanding waistline was a testament to his philupthropic ways

Etymology: fill up, philanthropy

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libertybelle so clever!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-12: 10:30:00

Love it. - aayeye, 2007-10-14: 17:42:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-14: 19:15:00

Wow! I was thinking along those lines:) - FayeWord, 2007-10-17: 23:02:00

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Compassioneat

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: kum PASH un eet

Sentence: Mr. Hoover always thinks of those less fortunate as he enjoys his meals, remembering his mother's words that "there are children in China who would love to eat" whatever is on his plate. He is very compassioneat, sometimes "dedicating" each of his second, third, etc., helpings to some unknown starving person. He even considers eating food off the floor to be "helping Mother Earth" by "recycling" something that would otherwise go uneaten. "Waste not, want not," he always says. More like "Waste not, waist YES."

Etymology: compassionate + eat

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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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