Verboticism: Repulskin

'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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Antipithy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: an tip pith ee

Sentence: Olive may have found him peachy, but the touch of his fuzz filled her with antipithy

Etymology: antipathy, pith

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COMMENTS:

:) - Nosila, 2011-06-20: 18:37:00

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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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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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Revoldermis

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Rev-ol-dur-miss

Sentence: Mary,s mum had always made her eat the skins of her baked potatoes even thogh she couldn't bear them as she found them dry and tasteless. Now that she had left home she no longer had to suffer revoldermis as she took great delight in leaving the skins on the side of her plate without having her mum breathing down her neck.

Etymology: Revolting + Dermis( the thick layer of skin below the epidermis) = Revoldermis

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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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Dermaghast

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Der-MA-ghast

Sentence: When Bob developed a picaderm for chunks of cobia skin, Roxie chundered cobiaphobically. And, soon, her dermaghast was not confined only to cobia; for she peelreeled at the sight of peaches, shellshaked at the soupcon of shrimp and couldn't shed the dread of dehusking. Dermaghast and despondent, it was clear that she was dermsquirming almost pandermically.

Etymology: 1. Derm: skin & aghast; to fear, dread 2.Cobia (cho-Bi-ah): a tropical food & game food fish. 3.Chunder: (Aust slang): to vomit.

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COMMENTS:

Ah, the classic Verbotomy technique for overcoming Verbotomist's block of flooding your example sentence with an entire suite of related words. - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:58:00

like a dark Dr. Zeus - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-09: 12:12:00

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Rindophobia

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: rind-o-foh-be-a

Sentence: Tim was such a rindophobic that he accused me of being Hannibal Lecter for trying to serve him potato skins.

Etymology: rind + ooohhhhh! + phobia

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COMMENTS:

Straight and clear. I tried the medical approach, but didn't really like the result: "chrotophobia" (chroto-Gk:skin)& "Phloephobia" Phloe-Gk: bark, rind, peel) - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-08: 18:55:00

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Dermaffright

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: der-ma-fright

Sentence: When she was a small child, Sue had a dermaffright when a clown slipped on a banana peel in front of her at the circus. Her brother, always looking for an opportunity to torment his little sister, would chase her around the house with banana skins, orange skins or anything else that came from a fruit or vegetable. After several years of therapy she came to the conclusion that it was the clown she was afraid of, not the skin, and now she can enjoy fruit again, although not bananas yet because she developed a fear of monkeys after seeing a Discovery Channel special.

Etymology: derma: skin (greek-dermis) + affright: sudden terror

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Trepodation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trepädāshən

Sentence: Jan’s mom has some odd ideas about food. Just because she shopped at Whole Foods she thought you had to eat foods ”as is”. Peels, skins, rinds, and pods are not food in Jan’s opinion. It always left her with a sense of trepodation when Mom started to fix a meal. Last night? corn on the cob still in the husk. ”No shucking way”.

Etymology: trepidation (a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen) + pod (an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea)

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Rindawfulous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rynd of ful us

Sentence: Jackie lived in morbid fear of accidentally eating part of an apple peel, orange rind or other fruit covering skin. She thought of doing so made her feel rindawfulous.

Etymology: Rind (peel,skin) & Awful (causing fear or dread or terror) & WordPlay on Rhinocerous

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