Verboticism: Detrotus

'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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COMMENTS:

My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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Detrotus

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: debt-rot-us

Sentence: Phil McCavity's dentistry had a client list a mile long. It was located in a part of town that had never heard of dental floss and whose citizens' mouths were full of detrotus.

Etymology: detritus (crap, debris, dregs, dross, bits) + rot (decay) + us (that's his teeth talking)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:17:00

Phil McCavity - very funny!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:31:00

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Morselcode

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: mor-sell-cohd

Sentence: she claimed she was dieting but her morselcode said chocolate

Etymology: morsel- small scrap of food code- a mesage that can be interpreted by the few afficinados

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-05-24: 04:21:00

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:23:00

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Foodlings

Robologicon

Created by: Robologicon

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Gumgrease

Created by: Maureen

Pronunciation: gum + grease

Sentence: Brushing is one thing but without the floss you just can't get rid of the gumgrease.

Etymology: gum from gums, and grease from fatty food.

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Oralgunk

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: orr-ul-gunk

Sentence: Gary liked to pick out his oralgunk at work, put it in a plastic container for safe keeping and when he gets home, feed it to his pet fish.

Etymology: oral + gunk

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Dentdebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT-deh-bree

Sentence: Winston's dental care is sloppy at best and barely existent at worst and when engaging him in converstation it is alomst impossible not to zero in on all the dentdebris that is always lodged in and around his teeth.

Etymology: Blend of words 'dental' (of or relating to teeth) and 'debris' (rubble or wreckage)

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Molarcule

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: mo/lar/cue/ell

Sentence: The soggy green molarcules stuck in Brian's teeth were hardly an attractive feature. Perhaps I shouldn't have given him a salad for lunch.

Etymology: molar + molecule

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petaj At least he won't put on much molarcular weight from salad. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:15:00

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Gluefoo

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: g-loo-foo

Sentence: Johnny's teeth were black with black licorice gluefoo.

Etymology: glue+food

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Nutritus

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: noo-TRYE-tuhs

Sentence: Nutritus cost Alex yet another date--why did he have to love spinach-battered onion rings so?

Etymology: nutrient + detritus

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