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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: 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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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: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: squeem/dish

Sentence: A squeamdish person will always use utensils while preparing or eating food. People who criticize this eating disorder are know as dishrags.

Etymology: squeamish + dish


Your squeamdish person sounds like they might need utensive care. Excellent word! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-09: 09:59:00

Beware of dishrags: they'll "knife" you! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-09: 18:35:00


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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: 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: fourgirls

Pronunciation: Ū-tĕn-sĭl-īzĕr

Sentence: Look at Craig. After graduating from finishing school, he can't seem to stop himself from utensilizing his potato wedges.


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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: 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: FayeWord

Pronunciation: jerm-o-wear-y



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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: tool fool

Sentence: Ray Rachael was always peeved when Gordon toolfooled everything he ate, even when it was a liquid that should just be sipped

Etymology: tool: utensil + fool (stupid, ignorant)

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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