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Springleaning

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: spring-lem-ing

Sentence: Kimberly yawned and began to excavate her way out of her bedding. When she looked out of the window in her Den and saw the daffodils poking through layers of dead leaves and sticks; she knew it was time for springleaning. She began by dusting off and climbing onto the scale. The number was no more grisly than it had been in previous years and she glanced at the number, at herself in the mirror and then began searching her pantry for rice cakes.

Etymology: spring ("time of growth") + gleaning (gather bit by bit) Play on "Spring Cleaning"

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Springdumb

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: spring-dumb

Sentence: She realized she had suffered a case of springdumb all winter as she munched on twinkies to keep the winter blues at bay, forgetting that spring bikinis would soon be in fashion.

Etymology: Spring: That lovely time of year when everything blooms, but your body isn't supposed to. -- Dumb: The ability to ignore the obvious.

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Festivitransation

Created by: igho1207

Pronunciation: fes-tiv-it-ran-say-shun

Sentence: The process of festivitransation can be the worst part of early spring for some people.

Etymology: festive/trans(opposite)/ation(as in sensATION).

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Pudjitters

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: pudge-itters

Sentence: Just thinking about bikinis gives me the pudjitters

Etymology: pudgy + jitters

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Snowrefrets

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snōrēfret

Sentence: Gloria faces the upcoming Spring with snowrefrets. The fact that her resolution to go to the gym froze during the first snowfall and her diet since Thanksgiving has been much like a polar bear with an unlimited source of harp seals has left her dreading the work she will need to do if she was to avoid a summer of muumuus.

Etymology: snow (atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer) + regrets (feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity) + fret (be constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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Winterbloat

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Winter-bloat

Sentence: My coats gone, but I still have to deal with the holiday winterbloat.

Etymology: Winter + bloat

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Equinoxious

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eh-kwuh-NOKS-shush

Sentence: As Barb peered over her belly to read the scale she felt so equinoxious she had to sit down. She began to sob, "Damn, I KNEW I should've thrown those last dozen fruitcakes away!"

Etymology: equinox (first day of spring) + anxious with a side of noxious.

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Caloregret

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: cal-oar-ee-gret

Sentence: Sue blamed her failure to lose the weight she'd gained over the holidays and resultant caloregret on those pint-sized purveyors of post-Christmas confections, the Girl Scouts.

Etymology: calorie, regret

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COMMENTS:

you do have a knack for the simple, straightforward combination of meanings. I like it! Here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-28: 04:53:00

Girl Scouts using " the look" to pedal their cookies. You just can't say no. I'll go as far as to say "the look" earns them a merit badge, and I blame them for my spare tire. Just Kiddin ;) - toadstool57, 2007-02-28: 07:43:00

Ok, everyone pile on the girl scouts :) Who are you, MeMe Roth? (google it). hehe, j/k. nice word! - Alchemist, 2007-02-28: 08:53:00

Oh my, MeMe is quite blobsessed! I wonder if she's ever been pummeled by by a Brownie. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 10:28:00

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Blimpblight

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: blimp/blite

Sentence: As she ambled across the room like an elephant, she realized that her nightly forays into the refrigerator foraging for leftovers was the cause of a bothersome state her husband often referred to as blimpblight.

Etymology: blimp + blight

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Dressimism

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dress-i-mi-zm

Sentence: Cheryl was dressimistic about her chances of fitting into the fabulous little frock she bought for the Spring Gala. Being a weightalist by nature, she just knew that her weight was sealed because both her life and the dress were unalterable.

Etymology: dress + pessimism: a tendency to see the gloomiest view of a situation

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-28: 00:08:31
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

'Yikes! Spring is almost here and this stupid scale is still wrong.'

DEFINITION: n. That sinking feeling you get when you realize that you will be shedding your winter coat, before you can possibly shed the extra layer of insulation (i.e. fat) that you gained over the winter. v. To worry about your weight.

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