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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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Utenzealot

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: You tense a lot ?

Sentence: Barry would fall into almost rapturous convulsions when he saw someone eating food with their hands and (gasp) not on a plate. I believed blindly in the superiority of cutlery in not just a hygienic sense, but a moral one too. Anxiety over not having appropriate implements forced him to keep an emergency eating kit in his glove compartment. He was quite the utenzealot.

Etymology: Utensil, Zealot

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Cutler

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: KUTT-lurr

Sentence: Richard was such a cutler that he once tried to eat popcorn with a knife and fork when we went to the cinema.

Etymology: cutlery - y, sounds like butler

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Putensillanimous

Created by: phonematode

Pronunciation: pyoo-tehn-suh-lan-uh-muhs

Sentence: When Elaine grabbed a fried mozarella stick off the sampler plate without using the fork Jerry had set on it, Jerry slapped her hand and squeeled like a small girl. "Jerry, you're such a putensillanimous little twit!" she replied before licking all his silverware.

Etymology: pusillanimous, utensil

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Cutlerextremist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kut ler ex tree mist

Sentence: Freddy was a cutlerextremist. He never used his fingers but only used cutlery to eat all his food. Mona his girlfriend could put up with a lot, but she drew the line when he brought his silverware to eat popcorn at the movie house!

Etymology: Cutlery (silverware, eating utensils) & Extremist (a person who holds extreme views)

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Digitrauma

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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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Utensilitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-ten-sil-EYE-tis

Sentence: Webster has an odd fixation his friends have labled utensilitis, wherein he feels compelled to use utensils to eat all manner of food to avoid eating anything touched by human hands, even his own.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' and the suffix 'itis' (humorous - Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases)

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Silverwary

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: sil-ver-wair-ee

Sentence: i knew when he brought a knife and fork to pizza hut that he must be quite silverwary

Etymology: silverware, wary

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COMMENTS:

I especially like this one because in a way, it's similar to mine (cutleery). - Osomatic, 2007-10-09: 14:23:00

Sounds like he's a bit of silvertail to me! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-09: 18:38:00

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Eferable

Created by: lalaland

Pronunciation: Ee-fear-able

Sentence: Marcus put the hamburger down on the plate with tongs so no one could touch it. Then he took his knife and fork to cut up the hamburger.

Etymology: Greek. Started in the 1900's.

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Cutlerylitism

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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Inessentialutensilization

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Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: in-e-ssen-shul-u-TEN-sil-i-zay-shun

Sentence: "Mark exhibited inessentialutensilization when he used his cavir fork to consume the gummy bears."

Etymology: Inessential, meaning not necessary, utensil meaning eating implements and the -ization meaning to utilize.

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Comments:

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