Verboticism: Pillowface

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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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Napdoodle

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: nap-dōōd'-əl

Sentence: Ellen wondered why her husband had looked doubtful when she claimed she'd been busy cleaning all day -- although in truth, she had just woken up -- until she began wiping down the mirror, and she realized that she'd been marked by a huge napdoodle covering the whole right side of her face, her exaggeration betrayed by the web of creases from the pillow. She'd had a big snoozemap on her face the whole time.

Etymology: nap (Middle English, from nappen - "to doze") + doodle - "a design, or the like, made by idle scribbling" (Origin: 1935–40, Americanism)

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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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Slumberumples

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: slum ber rum pulls

Sentence: On the morning after their honeymoon started, Wilma awoke with a bad case of the slumberumples...big red lines all over her face. Her groom, Will, thought it cute and endearing. Wilma ran to the bathroom and spent over an hour doing her ablutions. When she emerged, her smooth, creamy complexion had returned. She turned off the lights before she joined him in bed each evening. It took Will many years to realize that Wilma's skin had slumberumples 24/7 and during her morning routine, she was actually applying enough war paint and concealer to hide the awful truth. Yes, she had been born with what looked like a road map imbedded on the largest organ in her body...

Etymology: Slumber (be asleep)& Rumples (become wrinkled or crumpled or creased;to gather something into small wrinkles or folds)

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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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Visaginen

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Vis-AHGE-in-en

Sentence: When he awakened, Carl noticed his face and neck were hurting. Thinking he had been bitten by a bug, he ran to the bathroom mirror only to find he wasn't attacked by bed bugs, but rather visaginen! His sheets attacked him in the night!

Etymology: Visage (Face) + Linen (Sheets, Linens, etc) = Visaginen

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Facingstripes

Created by: bbawden

Pronunciation: Fayss-eeng-straips

Sentence: Susanne was tired of her old look, so she was happy the next morning to find freshly applied facingstripes

Etymology: Face- that thing on your head Stripes, vertical or horizontal lines.

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Revalley

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rev-ell-ee

Sentence: Dolores was very depressed having woken with a bad case of revalley. It wasn't quite as bad as when she enjoyed a mid-afternoon nap and woke with craquelaze, but she still felt it was time to throw out the mancreaster and buy some new sheets.

Etymology: reveille (bugle call to wake up military personnel fr. to wake up) + valley (depressions, channels, cracks on the landscape) (craquelure + crackle glaze + laze --> craquelaze) (manchester + crease --> mancreaster)

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COMMENTS:

nice mixture - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:23:00

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Linedament

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: lin-ed-e-ment

Sentence: Ever since daylight savings time had destroyed her life, Kimberly napped during her lunch break. She was not a peaceful sleeper. Often, Kimberly woke up with a start and once woke up to realize that the weekly office meeting was starting; she rushed to the conference room unaware of the drool on her blouse and the paperclip embedded in her face. She burst in asking "what'd I miss?!" frantic and breathing heavily. Zinnia calmly leaned toward Jared and whispered "I think she missed her linedament."

Etymology: lined (marked or covered with lines) + lineament (features and contours of a face)

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-03-20: 00:06:00

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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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