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'Ewhh! You're eating chocolate-covered ants with a knife and fork!?'

DEFINITION: v., To use a knife and fork to eat foods like hamburgers, pizza, or pigeon wings, which are customarily consumed using one's hands. n., A person who is afraid to eat food touched by human hands.

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Created by: tehbeks

Pronunciation: [dɪdɜɪtəntəfoubijə]

Sentence: His digitaintophobia was so bad he would faint at the sight of mixed nuts on a bar.

Etymology: digit-taint-phobia from latin and greek

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Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: in-ko-fo-lan-jest

Sentence: he's the incopholangist

Etymology: phalangy pertains to fingers, the prefix -co- refers to being against ones order, and -in- carries the negative

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: speer/it

Sentence: Dave didn't eat anything unless he could spearit.

Etymology: spear + spirit + it

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Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: AY-nuhl-yoo-TEHN-siv

Sentence: He was so analutensive, he brought out his own sterile pack of silverware at the Ethiopian restaurant, where he was meeting his fiance's parents for the first time. Soon thereafter, his embarrassed fiance ripped him a new one, and the next day he underwent cutlerectal surgery. (cutlery + colorectal)

Etymology: anal-retentive + utensil


You got to the BOTTOM of things Scrab! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-09: 09:54:00

very clarsey - rikboyee, 2007-10-09: 19:13:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dijitroumə

Sentence: Wendell suffers digitrauma whenever he imagines people in the restaurant kitchen touching his food. The advertising slogan for KFC gives him a major case of the heebie-jeebies. He can’t even bring himself to say it out loud.

Etymology: digit (a finger) + trauma (a deeply distressing or disturbing experience)

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Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Spoo-nosh

Sentence: Timothy cast his eye across the back of the packet and down past the ingredients. "Boil-in-the-bag Pizza. Suitable for Spoonoshers"

Etymology: Spoon - Cutlery used to scoop food. Nosh - food (sl.)

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sil-vur-hore

Sentence: It was true that Joe was a silverwhore, but using forkplay on his pizza slices and toast ultimately led to him shedding 10 pounds.

Etymology: silverware, whore


You caught me. I've used forkplay on a pizza before. Funny word Purp! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-09: 10:03:00

Don't be ashamed, I did that yesterday to a messy pizza, then I threw caution to the wind and grabbed it by the crust. - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-09: 15:25:00

and it made his culinary experience so much more satisfying - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-09: 16:21:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kut ler eel eet izm

Sentence: Reginald Sheffield 111 was a snob and a devotee of cutlerylitism. He believed very strongly that humans must continue to prove their superiority to other creatures by continuing to show off their use of utensils while consuming nutrition. Ice cream cones, chocolate bars, sandwiches, hot dogs, even hamburgers were always eaten using knives, spoons and forks. The only advantage was that your hands never got sticky but the main disadvantages of such a belief were that it took ten times longer to eat anything (picture a big bunch of grapes or cherries) and one looked like a real twit!

Etymology: Cutlery (silverware; utensils used to prepare and eat food) & Elitism (1.The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources;a.The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class).

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ænəˈsoʊʃḷˌzṃ/

Sentence: Etymologically, "anasocialism" refers to any social norm or etiquette used in the wrong situation, but it is strongly associated the Society for Creative Anasocialism, and so it is rarely used to describe anything but the use of high-class table manners for eating low-class food.

Etymology: ana- + social + -ism

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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hi per cut ler aiz

Sentence: It was always fun to nudge him because when Doug ate popcorn he tended to hypercutlerize and use a fork.

Etymology: hyper + cutlery


forkenstein - Nosila, 2010-02-04: 23:55:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-09: 09:59:00
I actually got the idea from a Seinfeld episode, the one where Elaine witnesses her boss Mr. Pitt eating a Snickers bar with a knife & fork.

MrDave2176 MrDave2176 - 2007-10-09: 10:53:00
I saw this in action on cruise ships with people who refused to eat from the buffet because all those dirty people" had touched the food.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-09: 23:22:00
I was thinking of using a chocolate bar in the comic, but then I remembered this girl from grade school who ate ants. Of course, she used her fingers. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-04: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James