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Terraprehendive

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Madge was stunned when her terraprehendive blind date started licking up the tapioca he spilled on the floor.

Etymology: Terra= Earth Prehend= to grab Dive= as in to dive to the ground. Also: Terra+endive Earth lettuce

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Carpetdiet

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: Car-pay-di-et

Sentence: It was a matter of carpetdiet when Doug, upon dropping a piece of prosciutto on the floor, suddenly dropped to his knees to recover the morsel.

Etymology: carpe diem, carpet, diet

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Recovereats

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-cov-er-eats

Sentence: When his bowl of cheeseballs were knocked onto the floor, Mel sprung into action and quickly began rescue and recovereats maneuvers so that he could continue to watch the game with his favorite snacks at his side.

Etymology: recovery: the act of regaining or restoring something lost + eats: articles of food; snacks

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Floorgastrate

Created by: Daneslarue

Pronunciation: Flor-Gas-Trait

Sentence: Oh my gosh! You're floorgastrating that chicken wing!

Etymology: Floor - Location of the food Gastration - Digestion, eating

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Dromb

Created by: deadrat

Pronunciation: dr-ah-m

Sentence: Everyone stared as Joe drombed up the cupcake Mary had dropped on the floor.

Etymology:

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Terragrub

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: tar-uh-gruhb

Sentence: Ken was enjoying his terragrub of spilled pudding until he scooped up somebodies old gum. He then experienced terregurgitation.

Etymology: terra (earth) + grub

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COMMENTS:

also a help around the house as a terragrubscrub - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-11: 12:36:00

Real earthy stuff. Hilarious too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-11: 18:00:00

PS: A bit more earthy stuff: I trying to come up with this verboticism, found an earthy, gritty Kentish dialect word, "sculch" referring to the unwholesome things children like to eat. I guess after teragrubbing and sculching some not so yumgum, it's terregurgitation that follows. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-11: 18:26:00

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Graviteat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grav it eet

Sentence: It got to be too much for Julie. Taking her partner Matt out to trendy cocktail parties and other social outings were too embarrassing for her. You see, Matt would graviteat anything that he "accidentally" dropped on the ground. The first ten or twenty times it happened one could put down to clumsiness. But it now became apparent to Julie that he was doing it on purpose. He finally admitted to her that he loved to floorage for food...it somehow tasted better to him. She would have to find him a support group, like Parqueteaters Anonymous or ThirsaTiles or LinoleYum or Carpet Consumers and their Underlaying Causes. If she didn't, there would be no Welcome, Matt.

Etymology: Gravity (The force of attraction between the Earth's mass for bodies near its surface) & Gravitate (be attracted to;move toward) & Eat (consume food)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Welcome Matt ! Love it. VERY satisfying microstory, Nosila. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:21:00

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Flotsyum

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FLOTZ - yum. In time, no doubt, the "Y" would be lost & the pron would become: flotzum.

Sentence: Fastidiousness wasn't one of Bob's stronger points. And from the time when he was a drover on the Barcoo, and nearly had to eat a barcoo sandwich to survive, his philosophy was that if it was food, it was edible. So when any flotsyum hit the floor, Bob quickly upgrubbed it.

Etymology: Blend of flotsam & yum: By analogy -when tasty food falls "overboard. Yum: yummy, tasty, scrumptious. Upgrub: grub: "food" & vb: to forage. Barcoo sandwich: Any outback food considered to be inedible, as (humorously) a goanna between two slabs of bark.

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Bob could have a jetsammich with his flotsyum. They both sound pretty Barcoo to me. Great word and sentence as usual OZ! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-11: 07:23:00

love upgrubbed as well - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-11: 12:07:00

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Picplummetnic

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pik-pluhm-it-nik

Sentence: The picplummetnic of choice was the stale spilled beer mixed with bits of kitty litter which created a surprisingly tasty soup complete with chewy morsels of flavour.

Etymology: picnic + plummet

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Consperate

Created by: destrict

Pronunciation: con-sper-rate

Sentence: After dropping her ice cream, the little girl decided to consperate it with vigor.

Etymology:

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-11: 01:35:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you again remistram! ~ James

mplsbohemian - 2007-10-11: 22:57:00
There are a LOT of good words today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-12: 00:30:00
Yes lots of floordoeuvres for thought. Tasty too! Even if they are all full of antipastogens. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-08: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'May I ask, what are you doing?'

DEFINITION: v., To drop food on the floor, then pick it up and eat it, before anyone else can say "it's too dirty". n., A tasty treat which has been accidentally dropped, then quickly salvaged and savored.

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