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Gablution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gab loo shun

Sentence: When Susie takes a shower, she uses her ear-phone and multi-tasks by showering and catching up with her friends and relatives. Her husband calls this ritual her gablution. He also calls it expensive to use her phone so much and use up all the hot water.

Etymology: gab (talk excessively, for a long time) & Ablution (ritual cleansing;daily personal hygiene routine)

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Damprune

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: damproōn

Sentence: Jeremy was told that a hot shower can give your skin a fresh healthy look. After overdoing it for nearly an hour his new look is more like a damprune.

Etymology: damp (slightly wet) + damn + prune (a plum preserved by drying, having a black, wrinkled appearance)

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Htwohno

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aych + too + ooo + nooo

Sentence: Carsten was quickly looking puckered and dry. He did not realize how much time he was spending in the shower and puzzled over his water bills. Today was truly htwohno time as he went through an entire tank of hot water, missed three phone calls, was late for work and to top it off, when he got to work no one recognized him.

Etymology: H20 + oh no >> H2O (water, the most abundant molecule on the face of the earth) oh no (An exclamation or expression of alarm, concern, or resentment about a problem or error)

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COMMENTS:

terrific sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:32:00

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Dipvanwrinkle

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dip van rink el

Sentence: Her dipvanwrinkle on her wedding night lasted so long that when she reappeared, the honeymoon was over.

Etymology: dip, wrinkle, rip van winkle

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artr Nice! - artr, 2010-09-10: 13:22:00

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Timewash

Created by: friendlyfiend

Pronunciation: tahym-wosh

Sentence: I got into the shower and was caught in a timewash. I only escaped when the hot water ran out.

Etymology: Timewarp + Wash

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Waterlolled

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: WA ter LOLLD

Sentence: I stayed in the shower for so long that I had waterlolled myself in to a wrinkled-prune state, but it felt so good.

Etymology: LOLL: to lie or to stand in a lazy, relaxed way WATERLOGGED: so full of water that it cannot hold any more

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Rainsin

Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: rān'sĭn

Sentence: It had been a long day, working a 10 hour shift and coming home to find his cat had knocked all the plants out of the window - it was no wonder he lost track of time in the shower and made it a rainsin.

Etymology: similar to rain - condensed water falling in drops, sin - to violate a moral law (overindulgence leading to negative consequence), sounds like raisin - alluding to the pruning of the skin

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Prunerize

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: proon-er-eyes

Sentence: Maggie was so intent on prunerizing herself that she failed to notice the passage of time. When she eventually emerged from the shower, her children were grown and her husband had remarried.

Etymology: prune + tenderize

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Raisinumb

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rāzənnəm

Sentence: Matt loved his new massaging showerhead. He spent such a long time in the shower that he was totally raisinumb. He didn't even notice that the hot water had run out or that he was turning blue. He only snapped out of it when the sound of his chattering teeth broke the drone of the pulsating water jet. Tomorrow he is going for prunumb.

Etymology: raisin (a partially dried grape) + numb (deprived of the power of sensation) prunumb (just like raisinumb but with prune-sized wrinkles)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:43:00

Good word! - splendiction, 2009-02-26: 17:56:00

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Spaboiled

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Spar-boy-eld

Sentence: Having been gardening all day, Joe decided to take a long hot shower. As the hot water splashed around him he felt like he was being wrapped in a blanket. It felt so good he lost all track of time and ended up spaboiled, emerging looking like an over cooked lobster.

Etymology: Spa(a hot water tub) + boiled(to have been immersed in hot water until cooked) = Spaboiled See Parboiled(boil until nearly cooked)

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COMMENTS:

very nice - yellowbird, 2009-02-26: 06:36:00

He was no doubt thinking of his long lost girlfriend Sammin Ella...he lobster and never flounder... - Mustang, 2009-02-26: 07:50:00

terrific and love the puns Mustang - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:28:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-26: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by splendiction. Thank you splendiction. ~ James

splendiction - 2009-02-26: 22:00:00
-you're welcome. This def. was dedicated to all those family members who deprive us of warm water!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by splendiction. Thank you splendiction. ~ James

'I just can't relax in the shower'

DEFINITION: v. To take a really long, relaxing, shower; so long in fact, that you loose concept of time. n. A prolonged shower that uses up a whole tank of hot water and leaves the bather looking like a boiled raisin.

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