Verboticism: Rindsternation

'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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Skinsternation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: skin-ster-ney-shuhn

Sentence: Thelma was almost paralyzed with severe skinsternation anytime she was faced with the prospect of eating the skin of any produce or animal, fearing that it would block up or otherwise harm her digestive system.

Etymology: Blend of 'skin' and 'consternation ( A state of paralyzing dismay)

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COMMENTS:

good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-09: 07:03:00

vmalcolm Great! great word! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-09: 07:34:00

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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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Huskfright

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: husk-fry-t

Sentence: Nooooooo, I just can't bear the thought of accidentally getting corn silk in my teeth. It's a bad case of huskfright

Etymology: husk (outer covering) + fright

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corny...but cute - Nosila, 2010-02-03: 10:46:00

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Skinedible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skinedəbəl

Sentence: Ruby is afraid of any food that has an exterior that is different than its interior. She sees it as skinedible. To her, even skinadvertent skingestion of skin is skinappropriate. It gives her skindigestion. She won*t even drink hot chocolate that has started to cool.

Etymology: skin (the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal) + inedible (not fit to be eaten)

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mrskellyscl good one! - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-03: 06:39:00

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Dermaphobic

gspadoni

Created by: gspadoni

Pronunciation: dur'mi'fob

Sentence: As a card-carrying dermaphobe, Alicia had mastered the ability to peel an apple skin in one long, continuous spiral.

Etymology: Derived from the late Latin epidermis (epi=outer layer; dermis=skin) + Latin phobus (phobus=fear)

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Circumskin

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Sir-cum-skin

Sentence: Time and time again, Quasimodo had been advised to circumskin the Ugli fruit. Alas, he did not know what 'fruit' meant.

Etymology: circumnavigate - to proceed completely around. Skin - the natural outer layer which covers a person, animal, fruit, etc.

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

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Rindsternation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rynd-styr-NAY-shun

Sentence: Melinda was frozen with rindsternation anytime she was faced with the prospect of eating the skin of any produce or animal, fearing that it would block up or otherwise harm her digestive system yet she couldn't bear throwing them away fearing they could bring some sort of harm to others.

Etymology: Blend of 'skin' (peel or rind) and 'consternation' (amazement or dismay that hinders or throws one into confusion)

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Fearomembrane

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: fear-o-membrane

Sentence: noun;fear of any outer skin(membrane) whether refering to fruit ,vegetable or animal etc...;

Etymology: fear and membrane (outer skin or fur)

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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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Dermaffright

mrskellyscl

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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