Verboticism: Pringletingle


Created by: Nosila

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: pring ill ting ill

Sentence: Bessie should have known that some foods are just plain dangerous to eat. She always got ice cream headaches and burned tongue from hot liquids and canker sores from excessive candies. Now she could add Pringletingle to her list. Eating the sharp pieces cut through her palate and the abundant salt on them was like,well, rubbing salt on a wound. And since she could not eat just one, the entire tube of them really, really hurt her mouth. "These packages really ought to have health warnings on them like cigarette cartons", she thought to herself. "Mind you", she thought as she lit a menthol cigarette to cool off her sore mouth, "who reads those anyway"??

Etymology: Pringle (Popular Brand of potato chips sold in tall round containers) & Tingle (a prickling somatic sensation; cause a stinging or tingling sensation)

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