Verboticism: Huskfright

'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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Unapeeling

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: uhn-uh-PEEL-ihng

Sentence: Just as Alex had an unapeeling approach to apples, he insisted that his girlfriend cut the crusts off his PBJs.

Etymology: unappealing + peeling

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COMMENTS:

like this one desribes it well - aigle101, 2007-10-17: 14:17:00

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Dermaphobe

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Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: der-mah-foh-b

Sentence: John has a fear of anything skinlike. He is a classic dermahobe.

Etymology: A play on germaphobe. a person who reacts to anything with a skin as if it is riddled with filth and bacteria.

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Skintimidation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skin-tim-id-ay-shun

Sentence: The potato looked great inside, but the skintimidation proved too much for him, and he moved on to the peas and carrots.

Etymology: intimidation, skin

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Noskinonmynose

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: nos-kinon-mainoze

Sentence: When I eat, noskinonmynnose kicks in to effect immediately.

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Skinflinch

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skin/flinch

Sentence: Sue was such a skinflinch that she gagged every time she passed by a basket of peaches.

Etymology: skinflint + flinch

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Abomidermy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: a-bom-uh-DER-mee

Sentence: Bob had created such a long litany of words for his abomidermy, such as eskinchewy, dreaddruff, dermaghast, and sloughthroe etc., that he spent the whole day trying to find ways "to save his own skin."

Etymology: Blend of ABOMINATE: hate, detest, loathe, find repugnant and DERM: (skin). ESKINCHEWY (skin; eschew; chewy.)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 05:59:00

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Shunappealing

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: shun a peeling

Sentence: Animal or vegetable, Christine just could not bring herself to consume the epidermis of her convestibles. I mean really! Consider where it has been! She found it very shunappealing.

Etymology: shun - to avoid. unappealing - offputting. peeling - (possibly) discarded skin of fruit/vegetable

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Repulskin

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/puhl/skin

Sentence: Amy has sufferd from the dreaded phobia of repulskin since early childhood. She can't eat apples, grapes, nectarines, or especially fuzzy peaches, or any other fruits unless all the skin is completely peeled off.

Etymology: repulsion + skin

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COMMENTS:

I would not be at all surprised to find that Amy actually existed. I haven't gone down that road personally, but I could easily see someone developing a strong aversion like that. - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:56:00

They do exist: a former workmate had an extreme fastidiousness about the apple and pear skins. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-08: 18:33:00

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Pelticant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pell tick ant

Sentence: she was a total pelticant and a partial pulpican.

Etymology: pelt I can't

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Dermoconservator

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: While the fingcutler ate his Peking duck, the dermoconservator started to panic.

Etymology: Dermo = skin conservate = to save

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