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Nightmare

Created by: khadija

Pronunciation:

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Gangreenbeans

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ganggrēnbēns

Sentence: Linda was a bit premature in her preparation for the company get-together. In a bad case of rot luck, her famous casserole was now a dish or gangreenbeans.

Etymology: gangrene (localized death and decomposition of body tissue) + green beans (the immature pod of any of various bean plants, eaten as a vegetable)

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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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Extraturkeyestrial

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/tra/tur/key/es/tree/al

Sentence: There has been an extraturkeyestrial lurking in my fridge since Thanksgiving. It has now grown to twice it's original size and has changed colour but because of it's glow I'm saving money on a fridge light.

Etymology: extra turkey + extraterrestrial

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COMMENTS:

out of this world funny - from the word to the sentence to the etymology -- great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 11:32:00

metrohumanx Scary like a B-movie, yet practical and green. Like it! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:51:00

Great idea for saving money, I'll have to try it,times are hard!! Good word - TJayzz, 2008-12-01: 20:59:00

Love it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:17:00

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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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Animatextant

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: An-neh-mate-ek-stan-t

Sentence: Jill's Kung Pao chicken, from her favorite Chinese restaurant, became animatextant after she left it in the fridge for a month.

Etymology: Combination of "animate" - to give life to; and "extant" - not destroyed or lost

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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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Tupperlings

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: tup-pur-lings

Sentence: Hoping for a midnight snack, Dirk went to the kitchen, only to discover his fridge door open and all his plastic storage containers empty. As the realization dawned that the tupperlings had escaped, he looked around the dark, silent kitchen in horror.

Etymology: tupperware + living(l) things

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COMMENTS:

The magic box that turns supperlings into tupperlings ... and they're out to get us! They've given me the chuckles! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:11:00

Tubberware marketing campaign ruined - they said keeps everything sealed!! - nice word. - sean30, 2008-02-01: 15:12:00

Cute. - Maxine, 2008-02-02: 08:51:00

like it! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 07:01:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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