Verboticism: Detriticle

'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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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-TRIT-IH-CULL

Sentence: Dorothy said she went to the restroom, but when she returned to the circulation desk and flashed her toothy smile, one could see the DETRITICLE all over her teeth. Clearly, nature's call was pre-empted by the irresistable lure of the muffin shoppe. dee-TRIT-icle

Etymology: DETRITus+partICLE DETRITUS is non-living particulate organic material ... PARTICLE-small granular object, sometimes gross or revolting, that exhibits no newtonian motion.

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Comments: Detriticle

metrohumanx - 2008-07-22: 14:21:00

metrohumanx - 2008-07-22: 14:23:00
I've been up in the hills too long.

Jabberwocky - 2008-07-22: 15:54:00
great etymology