Verboticism: Repulskin

'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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Dermoconservator

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation:

Sentence: While the fingcutler ate his Peking duck, the dermoconservator started to panic.

Etymology: Dermo = skin conservate = to save

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Trepodation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trepädāshən

Sentence: Jan’s mom has some odd ideas about food. Just because she shopped at Whole Foods she thought you had to eat foods ”as is”. Peels, skins, rinds, and pods are not food in Jan’s opinion. It always left her with a sense of trepodation when Mom started to fix a meal. Last night? corn on the cob still in the husk. ”No shucking way”.

Etymology: trepidation (a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen) + pod (an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea)

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Skinskittish

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: skin + skittish

Sentence: The skinskittish children reluctantly ate the grapes, then finally accepted the fact that their purple mouths and hands would be with them for days.

Etymology: skin (the outer layer of an organism) + skittish (jumpy or jittery)

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COMMENTS:

Being skinskittish would cause them to have a great deal of skinsternation. - Mustang, 2008-09-08: 22:19:00

Kids like that would have Grape Expectations! - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 00:32:00

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Dermadrama

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dir ma dra ma

Sentence: Tanya Hide and Ed P. Durmass were seasoned actors on the highly acclaimed daytime series, "The Young and the Wrinkleless". Ed's character tried to force his victim, Tanya, to eat a banana peel. He knew her dermadrama regarding rinds of fruit would make great tv. She refused and said, "Take your banana and split". To which he replied, "Don't you like it? It has a peel...". Tanya shoved the offending former fruit covering into Ed's mouth and forced it in. He gagged and ran to wash out the bitter taste with some cleansing lather. This is really why their show is called a Soap Opera...

Etymology: Derma (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin) & Drama (turbulent or highly emotional situation;the quality of being arresting or highly emotional)

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Perhfable

Created by: lalaland

Pronunciation: Peer-fah-ble

Sentence: Angel peeled the skin of the apple for she is very Perhfable.

Etymology: Origin-American. In the 1700's, Perhfable really meant "The fear of eating Fruits and Vegtibles" but in 1924 It changed to mean "The fear of eating the peel or rines of fruits and vegtibles"

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Rindossiferous

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Rind-ossifer-ous

Sentence: Betsy worried that her skin would crinkle and crack to the point that she became totally rindossiferous.

Etymology: Rind + ossify

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Fearskin

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fear-skin

Sentence: Ari knew that all he had to do to remove the fearskin was to face up to the challenge of the peel. But he could not get past the rindgressive feelings that plagued his thoughts. rindgress: to look back in your thoughts in fear while confronting skins or peels.

Etymology: n: fearskin: fear + skin, v: rindgress: rind + regress

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HA! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-08: 19:11:00

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Antipithy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: an tip pith ee

Sentence: Olive may have found him peachy, but the touch of his fuzz filled her with antipithy

Etymology: antipathy, pith

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:) - Nosila, 2011-06-20: 18:37:00

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Rindawfulous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rynd of ful us

Sentence: Jackie lived in morbid fear of accidentally eating part of an apple peel, orange rind or other fruit covering skin. She thought of doing so made her feel rindawfulous.

Etymology: Rind (peel,skin) & Awful (causing fear or dread or terror) & WordPlay on Rhinocerous

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Exocarphobia

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌɛksəkaɹˈfo(ʊ)biə/

Sentence: I wanted to come up with a funnier word to describe exocarphobia, but the picture of that banana peel frightens me so much that I can't look at it any longer.

Etymology: From exocarp (the skin, peel, or rind of a fruit) + phobia

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COMMENTS:

Funnily enough, there's a banana peel sitting on my desk right now that looks suspiciously like the one in the picture. (Yes, it's from a banana I just ate and not more than a few minutes old.) - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:53:00

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