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'Is this shrink wrapping a new security feature?'

DEFINITION: v. To injure oneself physically, or to be reduced to a state of mental incapacity, when attempting to open shrink-wrapped CDs, DVDs or software. n. Packaging that is painfully difficult to open.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: shrin-kee-jinksd

Sentence: He was bleeding profusely from a variety of gaping wounds, so there was no doubt in my mind that Mark had become shrinkyjinxed from attempting to open his new CD. Still, I couldn't help but plastize him for soiling my pretty white tablecloth and carpet.

Etymology: shrinkydink, jinxed

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Created by: alphabetapolothology

Pronunciation: plas-TAS-tro-fee


Etymology: plastic & catastrophe

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sor and rap

Sentence: Wrapunzel fancied herself a Wrap Artist. She could wrap or unwrap anything lickety split. That was until the advent of CD's and DVD's. Scissors, knives, nail files, nothing took longer to get the darn thing out of the packaging that to watch or listen to it. She broke her nails, wrecked her manicures and cut herself many times just to get at her new entertainment. With all those injuries, she used the soreandwrap theory and shamed her friends into opening the discs for her. Getting new stuff should be a Wrapsody, not a Wrapulsion or a Bum Wrap!

Etymology: Sore (causing misery or pain or distress;roused to anger)& Wrap (the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped; to coil around) Word Play on Saran Wrap (plastic cling film)

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Created by: petersn1

Pronunciation: shrink-a-toma



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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: shrink/ript

Sentence: After losing 3 fingernails to the latest CD in my collection I felt completely shrinkripped

Etymology: shrink wrap + ripped

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boōbērapt

Sentence: Janet finally broke down and bought one of those devices that was made to open those horrible game packages only to realize that it too was boobywrapped.

Etymology: booby-trap (a thing designed to catch the unwary, in particular) + wrapped (cover or enclose someone or something)


seriously clever - mweinmann, 2009-12-01: 07:49:00


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Created by: wordguy120

Pronunciation: De-wraper-tate

Sentence: my fingers where derapertated by that stuff


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: las-uh-rap-er

Sentence: The doctor was very concerned at the state in which his patient arrived at the emergency room. His hands looked like they had been slashed with a broken bottle. Even his gums were bleeding. Turns out he was attempting to remove the lacewrapper from his newly-purchased e-gadget.

Etymology: lacerate (to tear roughly) wrapper (a covering or cover)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell - oh - faingz - AYE - ity

Sentence: Gilbert was all thumbs when it came to trying to open packages that were sealed in shrink wrap and in no time at all his fumbling efforts resulted in massive cellphanxiety attacks.

Etymology: Blend of cellophane and anxiety


I originally read it as selfanxiety which would work as well - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-18: 13:08:00

How true - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-18: 19:54:00


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Created by: whipspeak

Pronunciation: foil

Sentence: Fact: CD Foil is a leading cause of music downloading.

Etymology: foil: thin packaging material + foil: to prevent from being successful;thwart;frustrate

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-15: 02:19:00
Today's definition was suggested by two writers: mana1066 and autophile. Thank you mana1066 and autophile! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-30: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. Thank you mana1066. ~ James