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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: 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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fret ik eht

Sentence: His fretiquette derived from a summer camp where as a child he saw a cook with the personal hygiene of an epidemic.

Etymology: fret etiquette

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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: 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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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fing-er-prood

Sentence: Everyone at the bar stared at the fingerprude who asked for cutlery to eat her buffalo wings, celery and dip. "I just did my hair, nails and makeup and I don't want to look silly," she told them.

Etymology: wordplay on finger food-- prude: a person excessively concerned about propriety or decorum

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Created by: Brett




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Created by: dogran

Pronunciation: IL-TACT-Il-IAN

Sentence: See Fred over there, He's Iltactillian, very unfortunate for his wife.

Etymology: tactile-touch + negative prefix + suffix

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Created by: egyptodd

Pronunciation: you-ten-sil-if-ehr-ay-shun

Sentence: Though it saves you from grease accidents when eating pizza, utensiliferation can cause arthritis and cramping.

Etymology: utensil + proliferation

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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


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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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: para-lit-a-dij-eh-TAY-shun

Sentence: Peter's paralytidigitation was nearly debilitating. Were it not for his utensilization he would not be able to feed himself. Now all he had to do was to get over his creeping fear of the machines that prepared his food. utensilization = using utensils to eat

Etymology: Paralyize + digit + -ation. I first encountered this watching people eat from the buffet on cruise ships.

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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