Verboticism: Dentalcraps

'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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Dentritus

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: den-try-tus

Sentence: Poor George found it hard making friends. Not only was he shy, but he was tragically oblivious to his offputting dentritus.

Etymology: dental (of the teeth) & detritus (small particles, disintegrated matter)

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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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Floradation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: flora/day/shun

Sentence: Spinach salad is a good thing to avoid at a staff party if you want to avoid floradation.

Etymology: fluoridation (dental procedure to make teeth stronger) + flora (plant life)

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COMMENTS:

Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:34:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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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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Gumdenta

Created by: paxrock

Pronunciation: gum-dent-a

Sentence: His teeth were filled with celery gumdenta.

Etymology: gum+dental

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Crudities

Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: crud-i-tees

Sentence: Thank goodness costco sells dentalfloss by the foot, I would hate to go out in public with my crudities.

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Lunchicles

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: lunch + ih + kulls

Sentence: The trouble with eating salad is that it always leaves lunchicles in your teeth, and then people start making surreptitious motions at you, but it's too late.

Etymology: lunch particles

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Grinkle

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: grin-kle

Sentence: Look over there - that guy has some nasty brown grinkle in his teeth. What did he eat?

Etymology: grin, as in a smile 'nk' from 'junk'

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COMMENTS:

Grinkle: One of those words like yimble and jubiosity - not in any English dictionary,but should be. Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:32:00

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