Verboticism: Morselcode

'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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Veggiegrille

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vejēgril

Sentence: Denise loves her salad but all too often ends up with a veggiegrille.

Etymology: veggie (vegetable) + grille (decorative appliance for teeth)

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Partickles

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: part-ick-kles

Sentence: Even though Inspector 34 enjoyed his date with the Metermaid, the partickles in her teeth made her disturbingly imperfect.

Etymology: food particles + ick

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COMMENTS:

petaj I'd find all that giggling from the tickles on her gums disturbing too. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:21:00

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Flossumandjetjam

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: floss/sum/and/jet/jam

Sentence: The dentist disapproved of my flossumandjetjam system of dental hygiene but I couldn't resist keeping those little morsels of jam seeds between my teeth for afternoon snacking.

Etymology: flotsan and jetsam (floating debris) + floss + jet (black) + jam

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COMMENTS:

You get my vote, but it should be mentioned that flotsam and jetsam aren't necessarily floating debris. According to Brewer's Phrase and Fable, flotsam is debris that has washed up onshore. - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:21:00

Thanks Clayton - I'll have to revise my character and have him living as a beach bum, sleeping on the sand with his mouth open - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 08:48:00

Hey Jabber, what mug did you decide on? I loved your "gomerpiles". - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 13:02:00

good suggestion Purple - I just might get that one - which one did you choose? Going back a long way, I liked camime - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 16:16:00

I did snuffleupaguest. I just like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 16:26:00

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Sticktle

Created by: benjamin

Pronunciation: STICK-ul

Sentence: Broccoli is basically just hundreds of sticktles that grow together on a stalk.

Etymology: stick + little. Incidentally, it also kind of sounds like skittle.

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Foodjam

Created by: pandalhu

Pronunciation: food/jam

Sentence: I hate all the foodjam after eating popcorn.

Etymology: food coming from what we eat and jam coming from all those things stuck

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx FOODJAM....good name for a band. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:56:00

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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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Tonguepick

Created by: junetic

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Smilesmackers

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Smile - smack - ers

Sentence: Before a job interview check yourself for smilesmackers!

Etymology: Smile (to grin) + Smack (trash) + ers

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Flouradentachitis

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: floor/a/dent/ach/itis

Sentence: Girlfriend, you need to go to the ladies room and check your flouradentachitis and like NOW!

Etymology: flour/flouride, a/word attachment, dent/dental, ach/attack, itis/inflamation of(as in gingivitis)

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Pearlyblights

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: purr/lee/blahyts

Sentence: It is extremely difficult to concentrate on a conversation with someone when they have pearlyblights lodged in between their teeth and you can not take your eyes off the bits of egg, or spinach, or poppy seeds.

Etymology: PEARLYBLIGHTS - noun - from PEARLYWHITES (slang for teeth) + BLIGHT (an extremely adverse condition; to have a deleterious effect on; ruin)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:33:00

metrohumanx PEARLYBLIGHTS is very melodic and artsy. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:59:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-07-22: 15:30:00

Thoroughly enjoyable - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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