Verboticism: Ripvanwrinkle

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Discomforter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis kom for ter

Sentence: Each morning since she turned 40, Mary had woken up with a discomforter, not a comforter, with her in bed. The pain was caused by the wrinkle tracts left on her face from her bedding. It took her face an hour to pop out these furrows and Mary was very worried that one day soon, they would stay permanently.

Etymology: Discomfort (an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body) & Comforter (bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together;quilt;duvet)

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Dermalinenitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Der ma lin en eye tis

Sentence: Lyle was groggy when he looked in the mirror but he had such a major case of dermalinenitis he couldnt help but see it even in his stupor.

Etymology: Linen and dermatitis

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Pillowglyph

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: pillowglyph (pil-ou-glif)

Sentence: When he awakened one side of his face was covered in a pillowglyph that resembled Nazca lines. -OR- She had obviously been sleeping quite heavy as her arms, face, and what part I could see of her legs quite a pillowglyphic display.

Etymology: pillow (a cushion generally used for sleeping) + glyph (shortened from dermatoglyph because "glyph" itself is easily understood as "a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief"; whereas, "dermatoglyph" refers to lines forming on the skin)

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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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Cheekprints

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: cheek prints

Sentence: I woke up with some crazy cheekprints this morning. Looked like a treasure map on my face.

Etymology:

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Sheetpleated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shētplētd

Sentence: Joan had a very difficult time applying makeup to her sheetpleated face this morning. After her skin relaxed, she had more streaks than a ten-year-old windshield wiper.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress) + pleated (a double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth)

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Soporinkles

Created by: Khikhob

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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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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Naplication

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: nap-li-ca-shen

Sentence: Naplication is a perfect excuse for my wrinkles. At this age, it's hard to tell if the wrinkles are from the pillow or if I really look like that.

Etymology: nap: + plication: the act or process of folding

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