Verboticism: Flossumandjetjam

'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: 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: Flossumandjetjam

Clayton - 2007-05-24: 07:21:00
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.

Jabberwocky - 2007-05-24: 08:48:00
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

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-24: 13:02:00
Hey Jabber, what mug did you decide on? I loved your "gomerpiles".

Jabberwocky - 2007-05-24: 16:16:00
good suggestion Purple - I just might get that one - which one did you choose? Going back a long way, I liked camime

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-24: 16:26:00
I did snuffleupaguest. I just like the sound of it.