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'This cupcake is evil! I must destroy it, before it destroys me.'

DEFINITION: To follow a diet with such rigor and fervor that it consumes all your energy, and throws everything, even your desserts, out of proportion.

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Created by: HALibut

Pronunciation: Hahy-pur-buh-lim-ee-uh

Sentence: We began to suspect Susan was hyperbolemic when even a mini-muffin would send her quickly scurrying to the restroom.

Etymology: Hyperbole (exaggeration) + bulimia (eating disorder)


We began to suspect Susan was hyperbolemic when even a mini-muffin would send her quickly scurrying to the restroom. - HALibut, 2007-07-23: 12:49:00

sheesh I went commentose again - HALibut, 2007-07-23: 12:51:00

That's becoming one of the more amusing features about verbotomy. I can't wait to see who does it, and keep hoping it won't be me. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-23: 13:02:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-23: 16:46:00

petaj Honest, I hadn't seen this one when I created mine. - petaj, 2007-07-23: 23:49:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: foo-doo

Sentence: Having no luck with Atkins, Sue turned to the ancient religion of portion control and fudge avoidance, foodoo.

Etymology: food, voodoo


does foodoo deal with deities or dieties - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-23: 15:22:00


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Created by: Echos




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Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: Sigh-cal-or-ick

Sentence: Susiebelle is so psycaloric, she can't even bite her nails without feeling guilty.

Etymology: Psychotic + calorie

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Created by: kellii3

Pronunciation: foo-en-por

Sentence: i stared at the cupcake it looked like it was fooenpor

Etymology: foo-(food) en-(enormus) por-(portion)


i luv this word too - kellii3, 2007-07-24: 14:39:00


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Created by: mestresuzuka



Etymology: Diet+Detonate

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Created by: Wordhewer




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Created by: weyrlady


Sentence: In the throes of anoxtremia, she refused even the butterless popcorn.

Etymology: A combination of "anorexia" and the phrase "in extremia".


I'd swear we've already done this one. - weyrlady, 2007-07-23: 10:43:00

We did. James is repeating them for the summer. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-23: 13:03:00

It's new to me, like most everything else. Sobbbb... - Kyoti, 2007-07-23: 13:18:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: en-com-pah-die-ett

Sentence: Jules knew she was beginning to suffer from severe encompadiet ever since she dreamt of diving into an enormous vat of chocolate pudding that was the size of her hometown.

Etymology: encompass + diet

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Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: fast - nat - ic

Sentence: Amy was such a fastnatic when she was on the Grapefruit Diet that she refused to eat the dessert we had prepared especially for her - fruit salad containing only grapefruit.

Etymology: fast (to abstain from food ) + fanatic (marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-07-23: 08:27:00
Oops... Sorry for the delay getting the definition up this morning. I was so fixated measuring my morsels that I ate my words. ~ James

KristinA - 2007-07-23: 12:54:00
Interesting. There sure are a lot of "Susan/Suzy/Sue" appearing with today's definition....

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-07-23: 13:42:00
Maybe Suzy has an eating reorder ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-07-23: 14:16:00
Now listen people what I'm telling you, A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue...

purpleartichokes - 2007-07-23: 14:17:00
(so sue me.)

Osomatic - 2007-07-23: 15:52:00
Wake up, little susie! The definition is late! (Actually for me it's awesome, because normally these are posted in what is the middle of the night for me.)

Clayton - 2007-07-23: 17:51:00
Funny, I'm currently eating at Suzy Q's in downtown Denver. I'll be rejoining you in October, if anybody misses me. In the meantime, be creative! I stole that line.

Kyoti - 2007-07-23: 20:16:00
Although none feature the eating habits of a boy named Sue. How do you do?

Jabberwocky - 2007-07-24: 14:09:00
Hey Clayton - if you check in again, we do miss you. Have a great summer!