Verboticism: Toothjam

'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: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

Points: 545

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Comments: Toothjam

ErWenn - 2007-05-24: 14:01:00
My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss.

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-24: 15:52:00
Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-)

ErWenn - 2007-05-24: 20:13:00
It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed.