Verboticism: Compulseindulge

'I ate it for the starving kids.'

DEFINITION: v., To finish your plate and eat all the food in front of you, even when not hungry. n., Compulsive over-consumption of food in order to relieve guilt.

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Chowbella

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: choubelÉ™

Sentence: In a slightly misguided act of atonement, Gerry started the Double Clean Plate Club. When he was a kid his mother had always pushed him to clean his plate for the starving children of the world. Now with the thought that more is better, members gorge themselves with what Gerry calls chowbella, beautiful food. So far he and his club members have raised a lot more blood pressures than dollars. Next week*s gourmand-a-thon may change that.

Etymology: chow (food) + bella (beautiful - Italian)

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Bullshitemia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: buhl shit eeee meee aah

Sentence: His bullshitemia increased his hunger whenever he saw starvation on the news.

Etymology: bulemia, bs

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Gormandizationing

Created by: touch72

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Starvingchinasyndrome

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: stahr-vihng-CHYE-nuh-sihn-drohm

Sentence: Alex grew up to develop starvingchinasyndrome; sadly, he often cleaned dates' plates before they were done with them.

Etymology: "You'd better clean your plate, there are starving children in China!" + China syndrome + syndrome

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Cleanplateclubitis

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: cleen/playt/club/eye/tis

Sentence: For years, the threat of no dessert and the empty allure of membership in the 'Clean Plate Club' goaded Stacey into finishing all the food on her plate, even if it meant eating well past the full point into tummy-aching illness. Today, Stacey still suffers from cleanplateclubitis, using garlic bread to scrape up any remaining pasta sauce.

Etymology: The Clean Plate Club, insidious coercion technique used by parents of the previous generation(s) to get kids to eat all their food, plus itis, the common suffix related to disease.

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Altrugluttony

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: al-tru-glut-uny

Sentence: Because of his altrugluttony, Hal started a Weight Watchers group at his place of employment, the Atlanta Food Bank.

Etymology: altru (from altruism, the selfless regard for others) + gluttony (eating to excess)

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Hooverize

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: WHO-vuhr-eyes

Sentence: Timmy The Beard returned from his sojourn in the deep woods and proceeded to HOOVERIZE every edible morsel placed before him.

Etymology: HOOVER-a popular brand of vacuum cleaner + suffix "IZE" = HOOVERIZE.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I just came in at number twenty-five-I'm oh so happy and so glad to be alive. Everybody says i'm gonna get to the top....Life is so easy when your record's hot ! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 15:28:00

metrohumanx Amazing. I zoomed up to #59 in like. 30 minutes.Go figure :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:24:00

As long as he doesn't like to J.Edgar Hooverize...or as they sing in Monty Python's Lumberjack Song..."I cuts down trees, I wears high heels, suspenders and a bra, I wants to be a lady, just like my old Papa!: - Nosila, 2008-09-12: 22:33:00

Timmy the Beard. I think I dated him. :) - lumina, 2008-09-12: 22:49:00

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Appenitite

Created by: tehbeks

Pronunciation: ah peh nuh tite

Sentence: Robert had skipped church that morning, so he decided to perform his appenitence with gusto at brunch.

Etymology: appetite + penitence

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Shovelicious

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Shuh-vuhl-ish-shuhs

Sentence: Stan's wife's meatloaf was absolutely shovelicious, as the three empty casserole pans could attest to, if they were actually able to talk.

Etymology: Shovel: eat fast + Delicious: tasty meal.

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Pignial

Created by: julyd

Pronunciation: pig-ni-al

Sentence: His friends often said he was in pignial because of his excessive eating habits and poor justifications.

Etymology: pig + denial

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