Verboticism: Ptomainaters

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Fermentrishments

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fur-MENT-rish-mnts

Sentence: When she opened the fridge, the malodorous emanations let Miranda know in a big way that the fridge had become a haven for fermentrishments and she momentarily contemplated calling 911 for emergency removal...it was baaaad!!

Etymology: Blend of fermented, nutrition and nourishment.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Man! That was RIPE! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 00:55:00

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Nutrisentify

Created by: Kirubeza

Pronunciation: new-trih-sehn-tih-fie

Sentence: Jenny opened her fridge and was appalled at the the fact that the chicken she had been saving for the past week had nutrisentified and wanted to leave the fridge.

Etymology: This word is derived from "nutrient", as in he food itself, and "sentient", to show that to everyone's dismay, it now has a mind of it's own.

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COMMENTS:

Nuterrific word - Nosila, 2010-04-21: 23:25:00

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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:

who's gobbling now hahahahaha. Great word - galwaywegian, 2008-02-01: 06:15:00

Roared with laughter ... evokes so many thoughts from given a whole new meaning to being Turksih or being a Turkey ... or even if there's a planet Turkey named after the country ... or it's people? This word boggles the imagination! I like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 08:45:00

A great word - im sure ET looks nothing like the image you created!! - sean30, 2008-02-01: 15:05:00

I think it's time for it to turkey off! Crazy, creative word ! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 15:43:00

You'd better put a lock on your fridge door or you could end up with an astral-nomical phone bill! Great word! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 09:53:00

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Fridgiraptor

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Created by: fancie18

Pronunciation: fridge-ee-raptor

Sentence: Close the fridge quickly or the light will wake up my fridgitapors.

Etymology: from VELOCIRAPTOR (speedy thief) Fridgitapors (steal the food slowly)

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Salamonella

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: suh-LAHM-mun-el-uh

Sentence: It was hiding behind the egg carton festering technicolours, foul odours, and a plan of escape. "I'm not supposed to be in here" it thought, "I'm a hot salami and it's way too cold in here for me." It waited... and waited... and festered... and festered. She opened the door, light flooded the room, warm air rushed in like a breath of spring and it knew that this was the moment to seize the day! Salamonella was born and salamonella will reign supreme! Until the frankfurtenstein develops grandiose ideas, that is.

Etymology: salami + salmonella

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COMMENTS:

Enough to make me want to suhlahm that fridge door! Unique combo. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 08:48:00

great little story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:36:00

nice word - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:22:00

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Oldcuts

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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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Fridgremlins

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /frij'-grem-linz/

Sentence: Brenda could hear something moving in there (in the Frigidaire) and when she peeked, and the light came on, she first heard a fierce squeal (or perhaps that was just the squeaky door), and then she was sure she saw fridgremlins scurrying behind the milk carton and the leftover casserole dish. She slammed the door shut and ran to find the number to the exterminator.

Etymology: fridge - shortening of refrigerator (from Latin, frīgus "cold") + gremlins - small, mischievous creatures (popularized by the RAF as a cause of mechanical failures; possibly from Old English, gremman "to anger, vex" + -lin of goblin) Don't get them wet!

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COMMENTS:

Who you gonna call? Box Busters? lol - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 08:57:00

lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:27:00

The leftover chicken and the bright fridge light didn't help either! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 07:22:00

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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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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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Devittles

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: Deh-viht-tills

Sentence: Off turned the light, and the nightly terror began for the as-yet-unexpired food. The nosferatuna slid stealthily into door hopper, where the condiments rested. A silent shadow, it sunk its celery fangs into the neck of the mayonnaise jar, gorging upon its salty fatty humors. Having turned, the zomayo lurched itself over its retaining wall and began to feast on the cauliflower, which it had mistaken in its saturated stupor for brains. A large sasquash ripped its way through the forest of broccoli and emerged upon a family of tomatoes, huddling in the corner of the produce crisper. A gout of seeded ichor sprayed across the front of the clear plastic drawer. Then, a hush fell through the refrigerator as the elder god of the cooler, Cthulhummus rose, an amorphous evil clad in finest shimmering Saran. Muffled screams issued from the magnetic seal around the door, but fell upon sleeping ears. Tonight the devittles reigned, and no food would go untainted.

Etymology: devil (or possibly deviant) + vittles

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COMMENTS:

You get my vote for using Cthulhummus. Dagon and Nyarlothotep beware! :) - yellowbird, 2008-02-01: 14:27:00

Wow - so many great stories today - I love nosferatuna - could also be nosfuratuna (furry mould) - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:41:00

Great style - reads like a mystery ... as well as a spoiled food history! Kudos for the novel-ty of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 15:42:00

its good but the sentence is a little long - purpleman, 2008-02-02: 12:49:00

clever word, clever story, entertaining, funny! What more could we want? - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 06:50:00

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