Verboticism: Ripvanwrinkle

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Bedmark

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bed-mahrk

Sentence: When Susan looked in the mirror after she woke up from her nap, she saw a bedmark on her left cheek; a perfect impression of the flower she hand embroidered on her pillow.

Etymology: Bed: a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. + Mark: a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise.

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Sheetfaced

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Napmap

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: NAP-map

Sentence: The only thing that told Alex of what happened the night before was the napmap embedded on his face--but when did the girl leave, and why did she leave that awful note in lipstick on the mirror?

Etymology: nap + map (the lines resembling a road map)

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COMMENTS:

I seem to be way off my game lately... - mplsbohemian, 2007-11-26: 20:38:00

petaj How intriguing - what was the awful note? - petaj, 2007-11-26: 22:33:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Wrinkidermis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ring/ki/dur/mis

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

Etymology: wrinkle + epidermis

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Fortywrinks

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /for-tee-rinks/

Sentence: While catching a nap during her lunch break, Sarah awoke to find carpet related fortywrinks all about her face.

Etymology: "forty-winks" and "wrinkles"

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:36:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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