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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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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Chowgma

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: /choug/muh

Sentence: It was hard not to stare at the chowgma between Larry's flapping mouth as he recited all the reasons why he was so irresistable to the women at work. Hmmm. Dont think so!

Etymology: Blend of CHOW + SMEGMA = HURL

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metrohumanx appropriately revolting! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:52:00

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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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Evidents

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: evv i dense

Sentence: I could tell from the evidents that ribs were on the canteen lunch menu again this week.

Etymology: evidence. dents as in dental.

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COMMENTS:

Hopefully no one was wearing evidentures, because that would be even messier. - wordmeister, 2007-05-24: 10:30:00

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Chewlinger

Created by: BuenoCabra

Pronunciation: (CHOO-ling-er)

Sentence: Ron's got some nasty chewlinger left over from the birthday cake.

Etymology: From "chew," meaning to grind with the teeth and "linger," meaning to remain.

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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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Krud

giveaphuk

Created by: giveaphuk

Pronunciation: KRUD

Sentence: he chewed on his krud and reminisced at how tasty breakfast was this morning.

Etymology: like how cows 'chew their cud', we humans savour our krud.

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COMMENTS:

Ha! Good analogy! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 10:58:00

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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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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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Dentaldross

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dent-all-dross

Sentence: No matter how carefully Jay cleaned his teeth, he was always left with bits of dentaldross between the gaps. Things had got so bad he was thinking about using an electrical sander in future!!

Etymology: Dental (relating to teeth or dentistry) ORIGIN Latin dentalis, from dens 'tooth' + Dross (rubbish, scum) = Dentaldross

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COMMENTS:

and it sounds like dental floss - nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 12:38:00

metrohumanx Good word- self explanatory. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:54:00

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