Verboticism: Quagmerriment

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Wetternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wet tern atee

Sentence: Everyone in the household had to get up earlier now. This was so they could get to use the house's only bathroom before Kara, the teenager, got into it. When she was in there, it seemed like a wetternity to any poor soul waiting their turn. Her mother always wondered that before she turned 13, Kara simply splashed water on her face and ran out the door and had to be reminded to shower or bathe, at least every other day. Since the fateful day she turned into a hormone-on-wheels, she took endless showers in the morning and after school and a long bath at night. The irony was that although she alone was responsible for the surge in water consumption in her home, she belonged to the school's Water Conservation Club. Wait until she has to pay the utility bills, often grumbled her father. This was the same girl who was staunchly anti-litter in public, but who's bedroom carpet had not been seen in years for ankle-high debris. Teenagers, go figure!

Etymology: Wetter (more soaked in liquids, especially water, than something else) & Eternity (for all time, forever and a day; time without end; a seemingly endless period of time)

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Raisinumb

artr

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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Soakfixture

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sohk fix cher

Sentence: After a long tiring day, Lily wilted into her shower seat. Lily looked lovely, wearing nothing but her water beads. She slipped into sleep, not shallow, but ever so deep. Even when the shower bower, now her water bed, was turning into a water cooler, she slept on, for her Lily pads kept her warm. Lily especially enjoyed the water on her knee, and the water on her brain. In her dreams, she sprouted angelic water wings, and took a glide, then came down a heavenly water slide. When she awoke, she swirled and played in some soaksuds. From her soakbox, you could hear Lily, now a soakfixture, speaking ... nay ... 'twas Lily ... singing in the rain.

Etymology: SOAK, FIXTURE. Soak - to spend long periods in water. Fixture - 1) One that is invariably present in and long associated with a place. Fixture - 2) permanent plumbing appendages, apparatus, or appliances.

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COMMENTS:

Lily was a big fan of Gene Kelly! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-26: 02:59:00

It wasn't her Gene that made her sing...it was her chromosoaks... - readerwriter, 2009-02-26: 09:47:00

lovely sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:29:00

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Vegaturate

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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Raisinated

Created by: Twilighter

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Quagmerriment

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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Minuwet

Created by: tessawessa

Pronunciation: miin/you/wet

Sentence: The art of the long, slow dance taken in the shower prior to beginning the 8 hour ritual of work. The participant often can sunstain the dance movements until visable hyperhydration occurs on the finger tips. Post-minuet, the shower participant often will feel overwhelmingly lathered, something that requires thorough towel-use in order to return to the normal state of dry.

Etymology: From the French word, "minuet". A 17th century dance...

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-26: 14:30:00

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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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