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Chillybugs

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Chil-lih-bugs

Sentence: Because their home suffered a power failure while they were abroad, the family returned to find that their refrigerator was infested with Chillybugs of a particularly noxious variety that kept saying, "What's up Doc?" and "Turn out that light!".

Etymology: Chilly- Chilli a spicy food that mutates into a life form that defends itself by producing strong acids and sundry noxious gasses. Less aggressive at low temperatures. Bugs- Small pests that resemble a cartoon animal of the genus Lepus

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COMMENTS:

love the reference to Bugs Bunny - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:37:00

me to - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:18:00

Silly people! Bugs for kids! Liked your mini comic, AndyCapp! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 15:33:00

Perhaps you need a chilly dog to guard the fridge. Enjoyed the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 15:39:00

And dispose of them in a chilly-bin! Kiwis (NewZealanders) call portable ice-boxes chilly-bins. - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:06:00

Fun word, sentence and etymology! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:07:00

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Fridgenesis

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fɹɪˈdʒɛnəˌsɪs/

Sentence: It's not so bad when the milk and leftover Chinese food comes to life, but when even the box of baking soda undergoes fridgenesis, it's time to do some cleaning.

Etymology: from fridge (refrigerator) + genesis (creation)

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Might need a re-think on "Genesis" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 15:53:00

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Leftovolution

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Left-o-volution

Sentence: Jane was always tired and overworked, leaving take out dinner remnants and other food detritus to populate her fridge, until one day it happened: the slime layer had undergone leftovolution and acquired motile capacity. She felt a strange sense of ownership, or responsibility for this fresh new life, and regretted the thought of using bleach.

Etymology: Left-over: food not eaten and saved for later. Evolution: the development of more adaptive traits through a process of natural selection.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Great word! Creepy story. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 00:27:00

And then there were four! It's an Australian invasion :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-01: 03:03:00

Good word...Viva La Leftovolution! - Nosila, 2008-12-01: 22:16:00

Eggzelent! - Mustang, 2008-12-02: 06:09:00

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Biomutaney

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: Bio-mu-tan-ey

Sentence: The biomutaney has came alive at its first sight of daylight, wanted it as its own.

Etymology: bio-life mutaney-mix up

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Repastdue

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re past doo

Sentence: Freda knew the minute she walked into her house that they were waiting for her. Without even looking she knew that the items in her fridge were repastdue. One instant of fridge door opening left a lingering unpleasant odor and no doubt in her mind. Dawning her version of a HAZMAT suit (gloves, mask,rubber boots, etc.) she bravely scooped the now mostly liquid contents into the waiting garbage bag. Bleachy hot water and a new baking soda box and she was ready to start the whole process all over again, after she went grocery shopping...

Etymology: Repast (a meal) & Past Due (overdue on the sell-by date;expired)

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Devittles

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: Deh-viht-tills

Sentence: Off turned the light, and the nightly terror began for the as-yet-unexpired food. The nosferatuna slid stealthily into door hopper, where the condiments rested. A silent shadow, it sunk its celery fangs into the neck of the mayonnaise jar, gorging upon its salty fatty humors. Having turned, the zomayo lurched itself over its retaining wall and began to feast on the cauliflower, which it had mistaken in its saturated stupor for brains. A large sasquash ripped its way through the forest of broccoli and emerged upon a family of tomatoes, huddling in the corner of the produce crisper. A gout of seeded ichor sprayed across the front of the clear plastic drawer. Then, a hush fell through the refrigerator as the elder god of the cooler, Cthulhummus rose, an amorphous evil clad in finest shimmering Saran. Muffled screams issued from the magnetic seal around the door, but fell upon sleeping ears. Tonight the devittles reigned, and no food would go untainted.

Etymology: devil (or possibly deviant) + vittles

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COMMENTS:

You get my vote for using Cthulhummus. Dagon and Nyarlothotep beware! :) - yellowbird, 2008-02-01: 14:27:00

Wow - so many great stories today - I love nosferatuna - could also be nosfuratuna (furry mould) - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:41:00

Great style - reads like a mystery ... as well as a spoiled food history! Kudos for the novel-ty of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 15:42:00

its good but the sentence is a little long - purpleman, 2008-02-02: 12:49:00

clever word, clever story, entertaining, funny! What more could we want? - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 06:50:00

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Fridgelo

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: frIj-e-lo

Sentence: The malodorouseating fridgelos in Phoebe's fridge were formed when lightning caused the switchbox to trip right after Phoebe left for Hawaii on a week-long honeymoon.

Etymology: 1) Fridge: a refrigerator. 2) Elo: (poetic) Life. Fridgelo = lifeforms in the fridge.

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The malodorouseating fridgelos in Phoebe's fridge were formed when lightning caused the switchbox to trip right after Phoebe left for Hawaii on a week-long honeymoon. - logarithm, 2008-12-01: 05:52:00

Oh man! I think the management should look into putting the comment box elsewhere because I always accidentally compose my sentence in it! :-p - logarithm, 2008-12-01: 05:54:00

Like the alliteration of 'fridgelos in Pheobe's fridge. Fun to say, - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 11:30:00

Hahah... I was attempting a tongue twister. :-p - logarithm, 2008-12-02: 06:21:00

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Munchymonstrosity

Created by: fatcat

Pronunciation: mun chee mon stro it ee

Sentence: The girl panicked when the munchymonstrosity leaped out of the frigde and chewed off her finger.

Etymology: munchy (delicious) monstrosity (undead or evil)

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Reanimunchies

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ree-AN-ih-mun-cheese

Sentence: Charles Dexter Ward maintained a slovenly flat down near the river. His blasphemous experiments occupied most of his time, so he enlisted the services of a cleaning woman. One bleak December night he heard a scream from the kitchen above him. Dropping his ancient leather-bound volume of spells, Charles bounded up the rotten stairway to find Heidi's partial remains steaming on the pantry tiles like a heap of microwaved bratwurst. In a flash, Charles realized the awful truth: His poorly refrigerated leftovers had become REANIMUNCHIES and attacked the hired help in a way that made an open coffin for Heidi...unthinkable. The icebox door was ajar, and a greasy streak led out to the moors like the trail of an irradiated slug. Perhaps, with a little more work, his breakthrough in supernatural food preservation WAS possible, thought Charles as he tenderly slipped Heidi's remains, and her Swiffer, into the grey waters beside the pier.

Etymology: REANIMate+mUNCHIES=REANIMUNCHIES.......REANIMATE:To give new life to,To bring to life by scientific or mystical means.....MUNCHIES:light snack foods, sometimes exhibiting motion and reproductive capabilities.

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metrohumanx This space intentionally left blank. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 01:08:00

love your little stories - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-01: 13:02:00

metrohumanx Thank You. I tweaked it a little bit, but I failed to convey the more sinister, ghastly nature of the REANIMUNCHIES.....mabye next time. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:18:00

metrohumanx http://www.hplovecraft.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:19:00

Worthy of Fridgenstein...Something from the Outer Limits of One's fridge...The Maytag of Mayhem, the Amana B. Reckonedwith! - Nosila, 2008-12-01: 22:20:00

Once again T-Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:20:00

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Molderators

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: mold-er-ate-tors

Sentence: Molly was notorious for having molderators infest her fridge.

Etymology: A play on the two words; Mold and Refrigerator.

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