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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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Beastronomy

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bee st ron oh mee

Sentence: Lefty was not only left-handed, he was left-fooded. Lefty kept food in the fridge so long it grew hair and started to move. Lefty had a real knack for beastronomy.

Etymology: Beastly and Gastonomy. Gastronomy is another name for food. Beastly has three meanings. 1) creature - like the moldy hairy beast leftovers can become. 2) brutal - which the smell is. 3) nasty, thoroughly unpleasant and objectionable.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Beastronomy smacks of pastrami raised by wolves. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 00:56:00

great word but makes me worried about opening the fridge - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-01: 12:58:00

Five star word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:19:00

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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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Fermentriments

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fur - MEN - truh - mentz

Sentence: When Sadie opened the fridge door the awful odor that emanated signaled a large quantity of fermentriments had taken over.

Etymology: Mix of fermented and nutriments

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COMMENTS:

Nice word combo! I hope my milk doesn't fermentriment!!! - Dougalistic, 2008-02-01: 05:58:00

Fermentriments are enough to drive me to drink! Interesting creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:23:00

wow if i thought of that my head would explod.............................................................................kiding - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 14:59:00

kidding - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 14:59:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-02: 16:42:00

Nice ring to it! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 07:41:00

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Ecolossus

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/coal/los/us

Sentence: The eighteen month old chicken at the back of the fridge had transformed itself into an ecolossus, ready to attack and destroy my digestive system on contact.

Etymology: ECOLOSSUS - noun - from ECOLI (a species of bacterium; capable of causing disease; can be a threat to food safety) + COLOSSUS (beast of gigantic size)

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COMMENTS:

excellent word and etymology - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 11:37:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-01: 13:02:00

metrohumanx The attack of the 50 foot pullet? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:08:00

Fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:19:00

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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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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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Grublins

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Grub-linz

Sentence: Tell me something, Billy. How come a cute little pie like this can turn into a thousand ugly grublins?' Well, you see, this is before it enters the pupal stage.'The pupal stage?' Yeah, right. Plus it multiplies the other food in the fridge.' Aw, Christ!' Brent give the kid some food.' I wouldn't do that, Sheriff.'

Etymology: Gremlins - horrible, ugly little creatures that are about as tall as a dog and as annoying as your mother in law. Grub - Food, can refer to a quick snack or meal.

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COMMENTS:

gets my vote for the sentence alone! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-01: 07:41:00

Who you gonna call? Grublin busters in cowbow boots? Yep. They use grub stakes! Funcreation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:15:00

oops ... make that cowboy boots in the above ... darn my typos ... wish it has been the typo cowbox boots! Your word is such a hoot to play with! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:16:00

Any words linked to "mother-in-laws" in this way is always good. Cool Word. - sean30, 2008-02-01: 15:09:00

Luv the sentence & words-I think this is where my local grubbery gets its meat pies! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 16:10:00

lol! such grubby little critters... but fun! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:59:00

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Oldcuts

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōldkətz

Sentence: Julie knew it was time to throw away the oldcuts when they started producing their own mayonnaise. While she was at it she also disposed of the cheesapets.

Etymology: old (having lived for a long time; no longer young) + coldcuts (luncheon meats)

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COMMENTS:

so simple but so good - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-01: 13:04:00

metrohumanx Truncated meats are terrifying. Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:56:00

simple word that says it all.... - mweinmann, 2008-12-02: 10:25:00

Fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:16:00

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Backhereia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bak heer ee ya

Sentence: The refrigerator was old, the paint chipped and the door handle had long since disintegrated. Upon prising the door open, the light no longer came on, but in the darkness you could hear the backhereia shuffling around and when your eyes became accustomed to the darkness you could make out its vaguely luminescent trail.

Etymology: bacteria, back here.

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COMMENTS:

very funny - kinda scary with a southern drawl - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 08:37:00

It took me while to figure out why this word kept running through my mind ... is it related to diarrhea? Scared the crap out of me too! (silly grin!) - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:21:00

Your sentence reads like a horror novel, loved it. - sean30, 2008-02-01: 15:01:00

Great sentence; like the word alot! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 15:34:00

all of the above!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-02: 12:47:00

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A chiller-thriller word... it evokes "they're ba-ack!" with a good measure of hysteria thrown in as well. Good one galwaywegian! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 09:23:00

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