Verboticism: Quagmerriment

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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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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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Soapoperation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sop oper ay shun

Sentence: George's twice daily overlong shower turned into a regular soapoperation...he had a shampooectomy which took over an hour each time.

Etymology: Soap Opera (daily drama) & Operation (manoeuver;planned activity)

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Damprune

artr

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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Vegaturate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vedj_ATCH-uhr-ayt

Sentence: Though he didnt set out to fritter away his afternoon Hector 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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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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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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Exfoiliatrophy

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Eauvertime

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: overtime

Sentence: Even though Bob worked at the public swimming pool, there was nothing he liked more than eauvertime to unwind.

Etymology: eau (fr - water) + overtime (additional hours)

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COMMENTS:

eau dear - galwaywegian, 2009-02-26: 06:41:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:44:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:26:00

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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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