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Proofonodz

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PROO-fuh-nodz

Sentence: "You can't sleep at the circulation desk !" screamed EvilPat at the bored, bleary-eyed library assistant. " I WASN"T sleeping !" he replied with the standard look of indignation. "But there are PROOFONODZ all over your face !" replied EvilPat, in her best administrative patois. Faced with such irrefutable evidence, the chastised library assistant crafted an appropriate sign for the desk: "PLEASE WAKE ATTENDANT FOR SERVICE".....and drifted off to sleep with a clear conscience.

Etymology: PROOF+(of)+NOD+(catch some) Zs= PROOFONODZ.....Proof: the cogency of evidence that compels acceptance by the mind of a truth or a fact,something that induces certainty or establishes validity;Middle English prof, prove, alteration of preve, from Anglo-French preove, from Late Latin proba, from Latin probare to prove....."O": tastless substitute for the word "OF", usually seen in pretentious advertising:(cup o soup,bac o bits,etc)....NOD:To fall asleep,to make a quick downward motion of the head (as from drowsiness);Middle English nodden; perhaps akin to Old High German hnotōn to shake.....Z: suffix brashly used to imply pluralization (in a tacky way)derived from the slang expression "catch some Zs"-meaning to sleep. Pretty farfetched combination, eh?

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Pritters

Created by: glamgal23

Pronunciation: pritt-ers

Sentence: I woke up with pritters on my face from the pillow.

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Naplication

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: nap-li-ca-shen

Sentence: Naplication is a perfect excuse for my wrinkles. At this age, it's hard to tell if the wrinkles are from the pillow or if I really look like that.

Etymology: nap: + plication: the act or process of folding

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Pusspleat

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: POOS - pleet

Sentence: James lifted his head from the pillow and turned off the alarm before sitting up and looking into the large mirror behind the dresser. The pusspleats in his face formed a perfect map of Bolivia and he scrambled off to find his digital camera to capture it before it faded from view.

Etymology: puss (slang for ones countenance) and pleats (pressed creases in fabric)

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Sheetfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shēt fāst

Sentence: Tony was not given to drinking to excess but tonight was his little sister's wedding and he let it all go. When he finally made it to bed, he hit the pillow face-first with a thud. He went to bed sh*tfaced and woke up sheetfaced. If he looked closely, through those bloodshot eyes, he swore he could read the impression of the "Do not remove this label" tag embedded in his forehead.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress and as a layer beneath blankets) + sh*tfaced (drunk or under the influence of drugs)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-22: 11:49:00

Oh man, that is PERFECTION! - lumina, 2008-10-22: 18:37:00

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Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: rip-van-WRING-kuhl

Sentence: After having forty winks which seemed like forty years to her, Roxie was horrified on waking to find her face ripvanwrinkled in a deep red phizgrid.

Etymology: Ripvanwrinkle: blend of wrinkle & Rip Van Winkle, an Irving Washington character who slept for 20 years. Phizgrid: Conflation of phiz: slang for face from physiognomy & grid: a network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

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COMMENTS:

great minds and all that - that was the first word that sprang to my mind - so many good words today - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:18:00

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Sleepdeepleation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deep/pleet/shun

Sentence: Sally suffered from such severe sleepdeepleation that she had to go to a sleep disorder clinic where the patients were suspended like bats to prevent any nasty folds.

Etymology: sleep + deep + pleat + sleep depletion

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Sheenkles

Created by: lynne61

Pronunciation: sheen - kuls

Sentence: Mildred was getting frustrated, very frustrated. She's spent thousands on wrinkle remedies only to find out her favorite linens were the cause of the sheenkles on her face!

Etymology: shee shortened from the word: sheet and kles from: wrinkles

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COMMENTS:

Amen! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 21:41:00

metrohumanx Sheenkles ROCKS! Just the right amount of sillisound to pique the imagination! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:11:00

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Visaginen

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Vis-AHGE-in-en

Sentence: When he awakened, Carl noticed his face and neck were hurting. Thinking he had been bitten by a bug, he ran to the bathroom mirror only to find he wasn't attacked by bed bugs, but rather visaginen! His sheets attacked him in the night!

Etymology: Visage (Face) + Linen (Sheets, Linens, etc) = Visaginen

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Myfaultlines

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: my fault lines

Sentence: The wrinkled sheets left myfaultlines all over the left side of my face. It was like an "I can't get no" relief map of the Himilayas. I would need to use a tectonic plate of moisturizer to smooth it out.

Etymology: My + fault lines

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 13:35:00
By the way, Stevenson0's crazy shopping word, "Dealusional", was published in Toronto Star as one of Top the Invented Words of the Week. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Stevenson0 ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-19: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Why do you iron our sheets every night?'

DEFINITION: n., The deep red lines and/or furrows, which appear on a person's face after they have slept on wrinkled or creased bed sheets. v., To wake up and discover that your face matches your wrinkled bed sheets.

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