Verboticism: Steamtuary

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: like "shower"

Sentence: Raoul spent many shours steaming and relaxing in the hot sudsy water of his shower. One day, after a particularly long shour, his skin appeared a fiery red, wrinkled, moist sun-dried tomato! After that day, he swore off the shour for a bathour.

Etymology: shour is a homophone for shower. "Shour" has the word "hour" in it to emphasize its long duration.

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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vedj_ATCH-uhr-ayt

Sentence: Though he didnt set out to fritter away his afternoon, Luther nevertheless did in fact vegaturate in the whirlpool bath until he was totally pruney and out of energy and ambition.

Etymology: Blend of 'vegetate' (To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity or insensibility) and 'saturate'(to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely)

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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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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/fole/ee/a/troe/fee

Sentence: When they found Prunella, the shower was still running and she had finally succumbed to exfoliatrophy.

Etymology: exfoliate + atrophy


Nice! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:42:00

Pruney no doubt put the Exfoilia Trophy in her trophy cabinet and added it to her many other awards. - Mustang, 2009-02-26: 07:48:00


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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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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


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


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: kwag-merh-ih-mint

Sentence: When enraged at the world, budding rapper, Novel-T, took a shower. It became his performance arena. After learning that speakers wouldn't electrocute him, he set them up for surround sound. While lathering himself up into a foam only old Triton could summon, he poured out his angst, hipping and hopping to his heart's content in a state of blessed quagmerriment.

Etymology: From QUAGMIRE, perplexity/hotwater + MERRIMENT, good fun, sportiveness

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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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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)


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

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


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