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'Help! There's something in the fridge!'

DEFINITION: n., Mutated leftovers which, unattended inside an evil-minded fridge, have transformed themselves into an extremely odorous, alternate life form. v., To save food past it's freshness date and watch it grow into something new.

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Frigenesis

Created by: Afthought

Pronunciation: Fri g'n'sis

Sentence: The first book of the frig mold bible.

Etymology: the sound uttered upon first taste of month old pea soup.

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Great minds think in the same gutter, I've heard. - ErWenn, 2008-02-02: 11:55:00

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Beastronomy

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bee st ron oh mee

Sentence: Lefty was not only left-handed, he was left-fooded. Lefty kept food in the fridge so long it grew hair and started to move. Lefty had a real knack for beastronomy.

Etymology: Beastly and Gastonomy. Gastronomy is another name for food. Beastly has three meanings. 1) creature - like the moldy hairy beast leftovers can become. 2) brutal - which the smell is. 3) nasty, thoroughly unpleasant and objectionable.

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metrohumanx Beastronomy smacks of pastrami raised by wolves. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 00:56:00

great word but makes me worried about opening the fridge - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-01: 12:58:00

Five star word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:19:00

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Putridish

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pyu-tre-dish

Sentence: Not prone to scientific queries, the closest Kimberly came to having an interest in science was wanting to know exactly how long she could wait to clean out her fridge. "Just, hypothetically, let's say I have a friend," she started "with several putridishes in her refrigerator. Will those contaminate other things in her refrigerator?" Zinnia, who had minored in botany, answered "It all depends on the cultures. I would worry about growing mycotoxins." This answer terrified Kimberly.

Etymology: Putrid (rotten, foul) + Dish (plate of food) Sounds like "Petri Dish"

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And, whenever I try a bad recipe I manage to create a putridish to save in the frige (out of guilt) and then eventually throw away - good word. - splendiction, 2010-04-21: 19:46:00

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Concoctopus

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: cun cawk tuh puhs

Sentence: Sammy dared not even glance at the fridge's bottom shelf, for by smell alone she could tell that sprawled across the glass platform, as colorful as a chameleon, as hostile as a Martian, and as appealing as an unchanged diaper--indeed, as vicious as the Great Khan himself--there lay a concoctopus.

Etymology: concoct, octopus

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An ickyinky specimen! Nice word and sentence! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 06:56:00

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Scaryfridgidairy

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Skair - ee - frid - gid - air - ee

Sentence: Roscoe had a scaryfridgidairy dream that because he had not cleaned out his refigerator in several weeks, the dairy products had all become scary mutated beings. In the dream, he opened the door and was assaulted by moldy green cheese curd men with icicle swords. The smelly odor of curdled milk assaulted him and he turned to see menacing clots seeping out of his fridge and growing into large sour pools of white goo that were attempting to trap him and stick him to the floor. Even his beloved vanilla mocha chiller had taken form and was glaring at him in a creepy way. Last but not least, the potato salad was encrusted with some type of scaly green substance that had become “armor” and the whole container had formed The First Salad Regiment of the Refrigerator Army ready to do battle….

Etymology: Scary (frightening, intimidating, scary) + Fridge (short for refrigerator) + Also Fridgid (play on work frigid which means cold).... The word then ends with Dairy (foods that contain milk products)

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great word - rhyming is a bonus and always fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-01: 11:35:00

metrohumanx Oooooh- Spooky militaristic armies curdle my blood. As an ex-milkman, I shudder at the whole concept. Great job, M ! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-01: 13:54:00

Stephen King, you're not worthy...grest word and great ooky story! - Nosila, 2008-12-01: 21:49:00

Makes me think of green eggs....and killed my appetite for ham. - Mustang, 2008-12-02: 06:11:00

So very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:20:00

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Salamonella

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: suh-LAHM-mun-el-uh

Sentence: It was hiding behind the egg carton festering technicolours, foul odours, and a plan of escape. "I'm not supposed to be in here" it thought, "I'm a hot salami and it's way too cold in here for me." It waited... and waited... and festered... and festered. She opened the door, light flooded the room, warm air rushed in like a breath of spring and it knew that this was the moment to seize the day! Salamonella was born and salamonella will reign supreme! Until the frankfurtenstein develops grandiose ideas, that is.

Etymology: salami + salmonella

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Enough to make me want to suhlahm that fridge door! Unique combo. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 08:48:00

great little story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-01: 14:36:00

nice word - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:22:00

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Fridgremlins

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /frij'-grem-linz/

Sentence: Brenda could hear something moving in there (in the Frigidaire) and when she peeked, and the light came on, she first heard a fierce squeal (or perhaps that was just the squeaky door), and then she was sure she saw fridgremlins scurrying behind the milk carton and the leftover casserole dish. She slammed the door shut and ran to find the number to the exterminator.

Etymology: fridge - shortening of refrigerator (from Latin, frīgus "cold") + gremlins - small, mischievous creatures (popularized by the RAF as a cause of mechanical failures; possibly from Old English, gremman "to anger, vex" + -lin of goblin) Don't get them wet!

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Who you gonna call? Box Busters? lol - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 08:57:00

lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:27:00

The leftover chicken and the bright fridge light didn't help either! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 07:22:00

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Grublins

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Grub-linz

Sentence: Tell me something, Billy. How come a cute little pie like this can turn into a thousand ugly grublins?' Well, you see, this is before it enters the pupal stage.'The pupal stage?' Yeah, right. Plus it multiplies the other food in the fridge.' Aw, Christ!' Brent give the kid some food.' I wouldn't do that, Sheriff.'

Etymology: Gremlins - horrible, ugly little creatures that are about as tall as a dog and as annoying as your mother in law. Grub - Food, can refer to a quick snack or meal.

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gets my vote for the sentence alone! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-01: 07:41:00

Who you gonna call? Grublin busters in cowbow boots? Yep. They use grub stakes! Funcreation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:15:00

oops ... make that cowboy boots in the above ... darn my typos ... wish it has been the typo cowbox boots! Your word is such a hoot to play with! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-01: 09:16:00

Any words linked to "mother-in-laws" in this way is always good. Cool Word. - sean30, 2008-02-01: 15:09:00

Luv the sentence & words-I think this is where my local grubbery gets its meat pies! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-01: 16:10:00

lol! such grubby little critters... but fun! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 08:59:00

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Nightmare

Created by: khadija

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Refridgeraider

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ree/frid/jur/ay.dur

Sentence: A refridgeraider is after my perishables. He used to be a pork roast but now he's Indihama Jones.

Etymology: refrigerator + raider

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I like it when you ham it up! Cool word! - bananabender, 2008-02-03: 07:43:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-01: 01:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by bananabender. Thank you bananabender. ~ James

Dougalistic - 2008-02-01: 06:50:00
Something smells fishy around here.

silveryaspen - 2008-02-01: 16:05:00
Great definition. Really motivated and inspired some of the funniest sentences and verboticisms of the week! :-)

bananabender - 2008-02-03: 04:00:00
Great cartoon James! The details are a hoot... the bite out of the drumstick, stuffed olives as eyes, and wings mutated into a two-headed monster. Funny! You've inspired me to submit more ideas for you to develop and take to the nth degree!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-05: 15:53:00
Thank you Bananabender! I was definitely inspired by your words -- the evil-minded fridge is brilliant! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-12-01: 01:03:00
WOW! SAY NO MORE!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-21: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by bananabender. Thank you bananabender. ~ James