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'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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Exsponge

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/spunj

Sentence: Having Dave exsponge the floors at home was a treat but at a dinner party it was a trifle(or jello, or birthday cake) embarrassing.

Etymology: expunge (delete, get rid of) + sponge (mop up)

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COMMENTS:

This combined with Purp's snackuum would cover hardwood and carpet treats. A+ Jab! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-11: 07:47:00

If Dave's delicrassitude becomes too embarrasssing, he might need to be put on a food chain. Otherwise, call Spongebob! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-11: 18:35:00

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Recovereats

mrskellyscl

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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Snatcho

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Snatch-oh

Sentence: Martin looked on in horror as the martini olive pinged from his cocktail stick and disappeared under the fridge. He made a dash for the fridge door, bending over and swiping his hand underneath it. The manoeuvre managed to snatcho two pieces of Go-Kat biscuit, a crusty malteser and the hairy olive. "Choice!", he thought.

Etymology: Snatch - To take quickly. Nacho - small pieces of fried tortilla

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Scoffdrop

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sk-off-dr-op

Sentence: Tim was skilled in the art of scoffdrop, he would spend hours trying to persuade his friends that any food that had accidentally fallen to the floor was perfectly safe to eat, as long as you follow the golden rule. The food must be eaten within five seconds so that any germs do not have a chance to move in on it.

Etymology: Scoff(to eat quickly or greedily) ORIGIN Dutch from Schoft 'meal' + Drop(to fall or cause to fall to the floor) = Scoffdrop

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Nice sentence, Tjayzz. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:18:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:33:00

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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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Whoopsidining

Created by: Anthporter

Pronunciation: hwoop-see-die-ning

Sentence: Todd went whoopsidining after Rachel spilled her chocolate mousse. It was disgusting!

Etymology: Whoops + ups-a-daisy + Dining

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Pizzaramics

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Peetz-uh-RAM-micks

Sentence: Sylvester loved all sorts of gooey things made out of lots of stuff like casseroles, pastas, and stews, so it came as no surprise to anyone that his most favorite thing in the world was to drop five things on the tiled kitchen floor and have a feast of pizzaramic proportions.

Etymology: Pizza: italian pie filled with lots of meaty and cheesy goodies + Ceramics: what tiled floors are often made of.

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Lamineat

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamənēt

Sentence: A true believer in the 5-second rule, Bob is likely to lamineat anything that hits the floor. His mother would fuss at him until she dropped one of her favorite cookies. She practically knocked him into the next room retrieving it.

Etymology: laminate (manufactured by placing layer on layer) + eat (put food into the mouth and chew and swallow it)

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Upgrub

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: UHP-gruhb

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 yumflot hit the floor, Bob quickly upgrubbed it.

Etymology: Blend of YUM & FLOT(sam): By analogy -when tasty food falls "overboard. Yum: yummy, tasty, scrumptious. UPGRUB: grub: "food" & vb: to forage.

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COMMENTS:

good one - Mustang, 2008-09-30: 14:16:00

metrohumanx Yumflot upgrub never ever foodsnub. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:27:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-30: 15:08:00

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Spotluck

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: spot/luk

Sentence: Muffy the poodle had gotten used to the fact that family parties were no longer a smorgasbord of tasty delights. Ever since her family was introduced to the "If you pick it up within five seconds AND kiss it up to God it is clean and safe to eat" by that little brat Megan, Muffy had not enjoyed the family potlucks much anymore. She has settled however for the first hour or so, when all the guests are gone and the Mom person is cleaning up. The spotluck that is left behind by all the "five second" droppings isn't as filling, but almost as tasty.

Etymology: From Potluck: A potluck is a gathering of people where each person is expected to bring a dish of food to be shared among the group.

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COMMENTS:

Love it...spot on! - Nosila, 2008-09-30: 22:48:00

Thanks Nose! - lumina, 2008-09-30: 23:37:00

metrohumanx A supremely satisfying sentence....and a lesson for us all. Great job, gemini. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-01: 13:39:00

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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