Verboticism: Foodjam

'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Tonguepick

Created by: junetic

Pronunciation:

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Superstickies

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: suuuuuuuuuuu

Sentence: peeeeeeeeeeeer

Etymology: stickieeeeeeeeees !

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Oralgunk

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: orr-ul-gunk

Sentence: Gary liked to pick out his oralgunk at work, put it in a plastic container for safe keeping and when he gets home, feed it to his pet fish.

Etymology: oral + gunk

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Dentricanyonitis

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: den-tri-can-yon-i-tis

Sentence: Frank was too young, of course, for dentricanyonitis, but he had failed to take proper care of his teeth during college when all he ate, or rather drank, were smoothies from Whreezer Whred's (Whred was of Maori decent and in that Polynesian language the F sound is signified by Wh.) As a consequence Frank's gums had receeded and left canyons between his teeth where the food he now ate for free as Manager of Whred's sister's business Whanny's Whried Whoods. Fortunately Whanny offered her employees dental care. Frank is so grateful, he is thinking of changing the official spelling of his name to Whrank.

Etymology: From dentric, related to teeth + canyon, a deep gorge between two natural structures

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COMMENTS:

Whoops! It was about the food... - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 18:15:00

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Sticktle

Created by: benjamin

Pronunciation: STICK-ul

Sentence: Broccoli is basically just hundreds of sticktles that grow together on a stalk.

Etymology: stick + little. Incidentally, it also kind of sounds like skittle.

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Flossumandjetjam

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: floss/sum/and/jet/jam

Sentence: The dentist disapproved of my flossumandjetjam system of dental hygiene but I couldn't resist keeping those little morsels of jam seeds between my teeth for afternoon snacking.

Etymology: flotsan and jetsam (floating debris) + floss + jet (black) + jam

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You get my vote, but it should be mentioned that flotsam and jetsam aren't necessarily floating debris. According to Brewer's Phrase and Fable, flotsam is debris that has washed up onshore. - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:21:00

Thanks Clayton - I'll have to revise my character and have him living as a beach bum, sleeping on the sand with his mouth open - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 08:48:00

Hey Jabber, what mug did you decide on? I loved your "gomerpiles". - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 13:02:00

good suggestion Purple - I just might get that one - which one did you choose? Going back a long way, I liked camime - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 16:16:00

I did snuffleupaguest. I just like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 16:26:00

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Detrotus

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: debt-rot-us

Sentence: Phil McCavity's dentistry had a client list a mile long. It was located in a part of town that had never heard of dental floss and whose citizens' mouths were full of detrotus.

Etymology: detritus (crap, debris, dregs, dross, bits) + rot (decay) + us (that's his teeth talking)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:17:00

Phil McCavity - very funny!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:31:00

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Munch grins

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: munch-grins

Sentence: After watching the movie, and eating two boxes of popcorn, Robby tried to kiss his girlfriend. But his munchgrins horrified her! Especially since she was supposed to be on a diet. And so she declined.

Etymology: munch+grin

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COMMENTS:

Too cute. - texmom, 2007-05-24: 14:55:00

much to his chagrin, i'm sure. - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:03:00

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Chewlinger

Created by: BuenoCabra

Pronunciation: (CHOO-ling-er)

Sentence: Ron's got some nasty chewlinger left over from the birthday cake.

Etymology: From "chew," meaning to grind with the teeth and "linger," meaning to remain.

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Dentritis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: det/tree/eye/tus

Sentence: His none use of dental floss lead to dentritis, random food debris trapped between his teeth.

Etymology: dental + debris + itis

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COMMENTS:

Fantastic! - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:12:00

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