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'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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Wrinkidermis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: rink/uh/dur/mis

Sentence: It takes at least four, or five hours after I wake up to overcome wrinkidermis embedded on my face and suffered from my creased pillow.

Etymology: WRINKIDERMIS - noun - from WRINKLE (a small furrow, or crease on the face) + EPIDERMIS (the outer layer of the skin)

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metrohumanx Technically impeccable...and a little scary. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:12:00

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Revalley

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rev-ell-ee

Sentence: Dolores was very depressed having woken with a bad case of revalley. It wasn't quite as bad as when she enjoyed a mid-afternoon nap and woke with craquelaze, but she still felt it was time to throw out the mancreaster and buy some new sheets.

Etymology: reveille (bugle call to wake up military personnel fr. to wake up) + valley (depressions, channels, cracks on the landscape) (craquelure + crackle glaze + laze --> craquelaze) (manchester + crease --> mancreaster)

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nice mixture - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:23:00

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Linedament

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: lin-ed-e-ment

Sentence: Ever since daylight savings time had destroyed her life, Kimberly napped during her lunch break. She was not a peaceful sleeper. Often, Kimberly woke up with a start and once woke up to realize that the weekly office meeting was starting; she rushed to the conference room unaware of the drool on her blouse and the paperclip embedded in her face. She burst in asking "what'd I miss?!" frantic and breathing heavily. Zinnia calmly leaned toward Jared and whispered "I think she missed her linedament."

Etymology: lined (marked or covered with lines) + lineament (features and contours of a face)

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good one - Nosila, 2010-03-20: 00:06:00

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Shruts

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: shh ruts

Sentence: Oh my God, my face is full of lines and ruts from my sheets. Oh shruts!!! All over my face.

Etymology: This word is formed from the combination of the word "sheets" as in bed sheets and "ruts" as in deep furrows or marks left by an object.

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Laintracks

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lay nnn traks

Sentence: His lain tracks were what you'd expect from 60 year old sleepers.

Etymology: lain, traintracks

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like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-22: 11:50:00

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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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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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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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Rumpledstillskin

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rum peld still skin

Sentence: Despite ironing her Wabassos before bed each night, Josie and her husband, Max, woke up with Rumpledstillskin each morning. Each birthday they would joke that she should iron their Birthday Suits to get out the wrinkles! She knew it was hopeless, but she pressed on. Iron-ically, her name in Swedish was Irene Ingboard!

Etymology: Rumpled (having wrinkles) & Still (despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)) & Skin (Epidermis, Outer layer;a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch)& Rhymes with Rumpelstiltskin (a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself)

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genius! - galwaywegian, 2008-10-22: 07:33:00

Another good one! - lumina, 2008-10-22: 18:38:00

metrohumanx http://www.natives.co.uk/news/2002/0502/08iron.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:21:00

Metro, that's imPRESSive! - Nosila, 2008-10-25: 00:28:00

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Pillowface

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌpɪloʊˈfeɪs/

Sentence: Pillowface is much worse when your pillow is something other than an actual pillow, such as a spiral notebook, a keyboard, or a steering wheel.

Etymology: From pillow + face. Sounds a little like "pillowcase".

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Sheetfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shētfāst

Sentence: After a late night of partying and a very short stint face down on the bed Lillie found that she was again sheetfaced.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed) + face (the front part of a person*s head from the forehead to the chin) a play off sh*tfaced

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aha - Nosila, 2010-03-20: 00:06:00

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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