Tuesday, December 21, 2010


*cumbertoothsome (adjective): cumbersome + toothsome = when food is especially delicious yet awkward, problematic or tedious to actually consume. See pomegranates, s'mores, poppycock, caramels, candy-apples, frozen bananas, chicken wings, bbq ribs, double cheeseburgers with all the fixings or, if you have braces: everything.

*Cumbertoothsomely (adverb form): how babies and toddlers eat all the time. Also how drunk people eat when they stumble home from the bar or a party: see David Hasselhoff.


wendy said...

THAT...was funny,. seriously, some foods are just plain difficult to maneuver.
but good!! so worth it
but combertoothsome..........good word

have a wonderful glorious Christmas my friend

Jon Hanson said...

I have cumbertoothsome issues all the time. BBQ ribs in particular... one of my favorite foods but have to avoid them like the plague in public or I come out looking like a fool.


Nicole Leigh Shaw said...

A perfect word for all this holiday eating. I'm going with cotton candy as a cumbertoothsome item. And corn on the cob.

Alittlesprite said...

I like it. My favourite cumbertoothsome food items are, Meatball subs, sherbet bombs and smokey bbq ribs.
Anything that you have to get out of a packet that takes longer than 5 seconds is cumbertoothsome as well.
I'm very impatient

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh yeah, the Hoff and that hamburger -- NOT pretty.

The Gaelic Wife said...

Like things NOT to eat on a first date! Steamed crabs where you have to crack them yourself.

DB Stewart said...

@Wendy You have a great Christmas too.
@SD My wife loves those too.
@Nicole Good examples.
@Alittlesprite I'm going to have to research sherbert bombs.
@DSWS Yup. Disturbing.
@TGW I agree.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Okay, my head hurts now.

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

I love this word!! I think of fondue fitting this too. IT is so drippy messy but soo yummy.

DB Stewart said...

@MrsTuna Being a terrific cook, you should like this word.
@KL Fondue! Exactly.

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