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Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth, And Eating It
"An Author Challenge by gk9760, inspired me to keep my feet firmly on the ground and pen this quiz which relates to the terminology for various eating habits. Reference is made to www.wordinfo.info. Good luck!"
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In 2003 an unnamed Austrian man was in the news. Although he didn't literally, 'put his foot in his mouth and eat it', he did however, whilst 'under the influence' of butane gas, cut the toes from his left foot, fry them and make a toe sandwich!
Which of the following is a term for eating ones own body parts?
A grasshopper walked in to a bar and the bartender says, "We serve a cocktail named after you".
"You have a cocktail called John?" replied the grasshopper.
Chocolate grasshoppers were used by a firm called grasshopper.com in a rather unusual marketing technique in 2009. They sent 5,000 packages via 'FedEx', to whom they considered to be the '5,000 most influential people in America', to promote their newly named 'virtual phone system' company.
What is eating grasshoppers known as?
On 23rd February 2008, as per 'The Guinness Book of World Records', Lee Redmond broke the record for having the World's longest fingernails, the total length of all her nails measured an amazing 28 feet 4.5 inches! She definitely didn't suffer from onychophagia!
What is the literal definition of onychophagia?
Removing nail varnish
"What do you call a country where everyone drives a pink car?"
"A pink car nation"
Carnations are an edible flower, as are many others including marigolds and nasturtiums. Anthophagy is the word that describes flower eating. Which of the following flowers is poisonous and therefore inedible?
Lily of the Valley
"Why did the spider buy a car?"
"So he could take it out for a spin"
'Spinning a yarn', reminds me of an 'urban myth', which alleges that during the course of a lifetime a person swallows 8 spiders, whilst asleep (the person that is, not the spiders). The amount of spiders swallowed does vary in this myth. If you happened to eat a spider, what would you technically be?
The eating of this meat is popular in Belgium and France, however in France the meat is usually sold in 'boucheries chevalines'. The eating of this meat is known as hippophagy, what is it?
Apparently if you put garlic in to your computer, it protects it from vampires. Well this unusual protection method has certainly worked for me, as I have no vampires lurking in my computer. (Please note: Do not try this at home it's my flippant humour).
Ah garlic you either love it or you don't. What is the eating of this wonderful herb called?
When I eat steak, it has to be virtually incinerated. I certainly couldn't eat 'steak tartare', which is usually raw beef or horse meat. The meat is finely chopped, ground or sliced, to create the dish.
What is eating raw meat known as?
"Why did the mushroom go to the party?"
"Because he was a fungi"
"Why did he leave?"
"Because there wasn't mushroom"
(The old ones are the best)
Word association has led me to ask this. If a mycologist studies fungi, what is eating fungi?
"How do you know if an elephant has been in your fridge?"
"There's a footprint in your cheesecake."
To those with a sweet tooth, the best part of a meal is a scrumptious, mouth-watering dessert. Opsophagy can relate to eating desserts.
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Compiled Aug 07 13