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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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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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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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Freneticfutation

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: rhymes with genetic mutation

Sentence: Barb was so tired of cooking after the big feast, that she started dining out every night. She would bring leftovers home and put them in the fridge quickly so as not to have to see the developing compost pile that awaited her. When the smell of the leftover Chinese food, mingled with the rancid lunchmeat and the liquified cucumber finally escaped the confines of the fridge, she tied a scarf around her face with some dryer sheets tucked in the fold, donned elbow length gloves and braced her self for the freneticfutation that almost convinced her to abandon her home.

Etymology: Based on genetic mutation, but changed to frenetic to imply a crazy pace and futation to get the idea of food in there.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx The vivid images this invokes makes it hard to keep this one down. People often ignore the "liquified cucumber"...my least favorite discard. Great story, Nu! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 14:07:00

eww gross, but a great word!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-02: 10:23:00

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Riplarchaivivus

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Rip-larc-hai-vi-us

Sentence: You know when your fridge is taken over by mutated leftovers its time to be Riplacchaivivus and battle them with Cillit Bang!

Etymology: Riplarchaivivus-To take control under extreme circumstances. Mainly from mutated meat or vegetables. Ripl (Ripley ie Aliens) - Archa (from Archaic, meaning outdated/By-gone) - ivivus (taken from Latin word Redivivus, To be reborn again/back to life as

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COMMENTS:

Unique sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:31:00

your etymology is most impressive! - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 11:32:00

clever etymology! Good to see good ol' Ripley in there. What a gal! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:42:00

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Festericed

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Fest-er-ie-st

Sentence: When Julie returned from her two week holiday in Greece, she noticed a foul smell eminating from her kitchen. Realising it was coming from the fridge, she gingerly opened the door. To her horror, there, lying on a plate was a thick lump of green mould she wasn't sure what it started out as but she had a funny feeling that she had forgotten to throw away the leftover curry that she had half eaten the night before she went away. The whole thing had festericed into a completely new life form. She knew she had to get rid of it quick before it began to form some sort of intelligence, so she scooped it into a bag and threw it into the incinerator.

Etymology: Fester(of food,become rotten, perish) + Iced(chilled. cool)

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metrohumanx Burn 'em or blast 'em...that's the only way to kill 'em.....How about blue cheese? Is it alive or what? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 14:01:00

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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: ecoli(bacteria)+ colossus(monster)

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COMMENTS:

ooh - nasty! - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 10:37:00

he he Ecolssus is a great word hope u win - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 14:54:00

Triple slam great ... pronunciation, sentence and etymology! All 3 stupendous in their simplicity that packs a huge wallop. Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 15:53:00

i still like urs the best - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 20:36:00

I'm with silveryaspen. Simple, effective, and clever! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 07:28:00

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Decompotion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de com po shun

Sentence: Just before grocery day, Meredith was always afraid to check the fridge. New life forms sprung daily from the stuff at the back of the fridge that she had forgotten about. In June, when she found the eggnog from last Christmas, she knew she had a decompotion on her hands. Ewwwww.

Etymology: Decompose (rot,go bad) & Compote (a dessert) & Potion (a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage)

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Putridish

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pyu-tre-dish

Sentence: Not prone to scientific queries, the closest Kimberly came to having an interest in science was wanting to know exactly how long she could wait to clean out her fridge. "Just, hypothetically, let's say I have a friend," she started "with several putridishes in her refrigerator. Will those contaminate other things in her refrigerator?" Zinnia, who had minored in botany, answered "It all depends on the cultures. I would worry about growing mycotoxins." This answer terrified Kimberly.

Etymology: Putrid (rotten, foul) + Dish (plate of food) Sounds like "Petri Dish"

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COMMENTS:

And, whenever I try a bad recipe I manage to create a putridish to save in the frige (out of guilt) and then eventually throw away - good word. - splendiction, 2010-04-21: 19:46:00

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Foodfrights

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: foood - fry - ts

Sentence: Ina was beginning to have daily foodfrights. There were many ghosts of old repasts that she really needed to exhorcise from her refrigerator.

Etymology: Food (nourishment, substances used by the body to sustain life). Fright (state of terror or fear

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COMMENTS:

Terrific! Easy to say, easy to remember. Can you imagine a food fight using foodfrights? (wink/big grin) - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 17:31:00

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