Verboticism: Fritolaceration


Created by: Tigger

Definition: n., A cut, or puncture wound on the roof of the mouth inflicted while consuming dangerously crunchy-sharp foods, like potato chips. v., To cut the roof your mouth while eating extra crispy snack foods.

Pronunciation: frē-tō-lās'ə-rā'shən

Sentence: When Joe suddenly felt a sharp pain and tasted blood in his mouth, he realized he had suffered a fritolaceration while pigging out on tortilla chips, and, needless to say, it ruined his appetite. It wasn't nearly as bad as the time he had pretzelgored himself though.

Etymology: Frito-Lay (formed by the merger of The Frito Company and H.W. Lay & Company, [North American snack food companies] 1961) + laceration - A jagged wound or cut (from Latin, lacerāre - "to tear up")

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