Verboticism: Scrapplers

'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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Dentriment

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: den truh men tal

Sentence: I ate the roast beef sandwich, to much dentriment.

Etymology: (Dent)al + det(ri)ment + sed(iment)

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 18:20:00

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Gluefoo

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: g-loo-foo

Sentence: Johnny's teeth were black with black licorice gluefoo.

Etymology: glue+food

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Grilljam

Created by: newworldview

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Etymology: grill (teeth), toe jam

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Gumdenta

Created by: paxrock

Pronunciation: gum-dent-a

Sentence: His teeth were filled with celery gumdenta.

Etymology: gum+dental

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Flossil

Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: FLAH-sul

Sentence: His endearing smile would have been more effective if it had not displayed the wide array of flossils trapped in the gaps of his teeth.

Etymology: dental floss + fossils, as horrific remains of terrifying creatures now so ancient as to have transmuted to another form entirely

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COMMENTS:

this is a great word!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

it's just so snappy! - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:09:00

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Rebit

Created by: thephil

Pronunciation: r:ebits

Sentence: I especialy don't like the pressure that rebits put on the adjacent teeth.

Etymology: REmaining BITS of food

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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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Dentritus

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: den-try-tus

Sentence: Poor George found it hard making friends. Not only was he shy, but he was tragically oblivious to his offputting dentritus.

Etymology: dental (of the teeth) & detritus (small particles, disintegrated matter)

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Dentafriends

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: dint a frends

Sentence: A huge smile reveals the detafriends of a healthy lunch.

Etymology: dental - having to do with teeth friends - something/someone you like

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