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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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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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Chillybugs

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Chil-lih-bugs

Sentence: Because their home suffered a power failure while they were abroad, the family returned to find that their refrigerator was infested with Chillybugs of a particularly noxious variety that kept saying, "What's up Doc?" and "Turn out that light!".

Etymology: Chilly- Chilli a spicy food that mutates into a life form that defends itself by producing strong acids and sundry noxious gasses. Less aggressive at low temperatures. Bugs- Small pests that resemble a cartoon animal of the genus Lepus

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COMMENTS:

love the reference to Bugs Bunny - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:37:00

me to - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:18:00

Silly people! Bugs for kids! Liked your mini comic, AndyCapp! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 15:33:00

Perhaps you need a chilly dog to guard the fridge. Enjoyed the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 15:39:00

And dispose of them in a chilly-bin! Kiwis (NewZealanders) call portable ice-boxes chilly-bins. - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:06:00

Fun word, sentence and etymology! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:07:00

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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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Frigidaredevills

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: frijid der dev ills

Sentence: Frida cautiously tip-toed over to her fridge. It had been quiet all day, just the odd gurgling and chugging of the motor, nothing to be afraid of, right? She cautiously opened the white steel door covered in magnets and notices. The moment the door opened, the smell hit her like a brick. They were back... the Frigidaredevils, piled high and ready to topple out the door. Liquified salad fixings, mystery meats, passe pizza slices, green fuzzy former fruits and veggies, milk that had turned biker (bad) and numerous description-defying previous edibles. In their current state not even CSI could identify them. Enough!, decided Frida of this penicilliness! She grabbed a face mask, plastic gloves and a large garbage bag and went to town clearing out the foul fridge dwellers. The bag was sealed tightly and immediately run down to the back alley for garbage pick-up. She could swear she heard noises coming from the bag and they weren't that of the Glad Man! When she had done, she cleaned and sprayed the now bare interior and placed her fresh groceries in their new temporary home. How long before these innocents would turn on her and become Frigidaredevills themselves?

Etymology: Frigidaire (Brand of refrigerator) & Dare Devils (reckless impetuous irresponsible;presumptuously daring) & Ills (resulting in suffering or adversity; an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx DAMN! You're good! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 00:53:00

I prostrate myself before the magnificence of this creation - emdeejay, 2008-12-01: 00:56:00

devilishly delightful - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 01:00:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-01: 13:00:00

scared me....but fun to read - mweinmann, 2008-12-02: 10:27:00

Beaut word & sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:17:00

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Attackofthemunchies

Created by: sheepsshouldfly

Pronunciation:

Sentence: charlie went to the fridge in a desperate hunger craze but when he opened was bombarded by an attackofthemunchies.

Etymology: attack(bacteria/fungi) of the munchies(food)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - splendiction, 2010-04-21: 19:59:00

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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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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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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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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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