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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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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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Ptomainaters

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: to mayn ay ters

Sentence: Sarah entered her kitchen with trepidation. He was back, just like he promised the last time he had visited and terrorized her. She knew he was back because of the putrid odor. This time, he wasn't alone, he had brought reinforcements who were as evil as he. The sour milk, that very old potato salad, green meat and other items that would need a CSI Trace Analysis to determine their origin were pillaging her fridge. The minute her fridge door opened, it's vile rotting scent permeated the whole house. A mere disinfectant bath was not going to be enough to rid her this time of the Ptomainaters. She was going to have to get an Electroluxorcism or have an Amanadectomy to get the vile appliance out of her home. As the stainless steel coffin for the Ptomainaters was removed, Sarah heard that voice with the strange Austrian accent saying again, "Hasta La Vista, Baby...I'll be back!"

Etymology: Ptomaine (serious food poisoning due to bacterial putrefacation) & Terminators (someone who exterminates) & Ate (eaten)

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COMMENTS:

Whew! Now she needs to terminate his visits! Excellent verbotomy! - splendiction, 2010-04-21: 19:55:00

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Salamonella

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: suh-LAHM-mun-el-uh

Sentence: It was hiding behind the egg carton festering technicolours, foul odours, and a plan of escape. "I'm not supposed to be in here" it thought, "I'm a hot salami and it's way too cold in here for me." It waited... and waited... and festered... and festered. She opened the door, light flooded the room, warm air rushed in like a breath of spring and it knew that this was the moment to seize the day! Salamonella was born and salamonella will reign supreme! Until the frankfurtenstein develops grandiose ideas, that is.

Etymology: salami + salmonella

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COMMENTS:

Enough to make me want to suhlahm that fridge door! Unique combo. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 08:48:00

great little story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:36:00

nice word - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:22:00

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Refetidate

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ree-fett-e-date

Sentence: Marlene, took the leftovers and scraped them onto a plate and placed it in the ghouler bin. She was not going to waste a scrap and planned to refetidate them as soon as she got home from the picnic

Etymology: refrigerate + fetid

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx "Fetid"....great word base, dangerous snack. Very creative, P! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:58:00

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Garblesmagle

Created by: Mclovin

Pronunciation: Gaaaaar-ble-sshhh-nah-ble

Sentence: the garblesnable is trying to escape out of the fridge and take over the kitchen.

Etymology: garble= evil snaple= food

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COMMENTS:

best word EVA! - Mclovin, 2011-09-13: 15:21:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Scaryfridgidairy

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Skair - ee - frid - gid - air - ee

Sentence: Roscoe had a scaryfridgidairy dream that because he had not cleaned out his refigerator in several weeks, the dairy products had all become scary mutated beings. In the dream, he opened the door and was assaulted by moldy green cheese curd men with icicle swords. The smelly odor of curdled milk assaulted him and he turned to see menacing clots seeping out of his fridge and growing into large sour pools of white goo that were attempting to trap him and stick him to the floor. Even his beloved vanilla mocha chiller had taken form and was glaring at him in a creepy way. Last but not least, the potato salad was encrusted with some type of scaly green substance that had become “armor” and the whole container had formed The First Salad Regiment of the Refrigerator Army ready to do battle….

Etymology: Scary (frightening, intimidating, scary) + Fridge (short for refrigerator) + Also Fridgid (play on work frigid which means cold).... The word then ends with Dairy (foods that contain milk products)

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COMMENTS:

great word - rhyming is a bonus and always fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 11:35:00

metrohumanx Oooooh- Spooky militaristic armies curdle my blood. As an ex-milkman, I shudder at the whole concept. Great job, M ! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:54:00

Stephen King, you're not worthy...grest word and great ooky story! - Nosila, 2008-12-01: 21:49:00

Makes me think of green eggs....and killed my appetite for ham. - Mustang, 2008-12-02: 06:11:00

So very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:20:00

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Boxins

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: box-ins

Sentence: It's not cool when my ice box has enough time to turn my milk, meat, cheese, veggies and fruits into boxins, simply because they were boxinated too long. Help me food doctor. I need a boxination!

Etymology: A play on ice box and toxins

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COMMENTS:

or a boxorcist - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 10:39:00

Glad to see someone included reference to icebox! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 15:36:00

clever creation! Yes, good to see ice-box used. - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 06:15:00

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Bioterrormisu

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīōterəmēsoō

Sentence: Wendy loves her desserts but, living on her own, she doesn*t always finish it before its expiration date passes. Right now she is harboring a bioterrormisu in her fridge.

Etymology: Bioterrorism (terrorism involving the release of toxic biological agents.) + tiramisu (an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese)

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COMMENTS:

Bada Bing... - Nosila, 2010-04-21: 23:29:00

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