Verboticism: Pillowface

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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 hnot┼Źn 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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Soporinkles

Created by: Khikhob

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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Wakeover

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: wake-oh-ver

Sentence: Marge got the worst wakeover of her life while sleeping in a guest bed with an embroidered Tigger on the pillowcase.

Etymology: makeover + awaken

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COMMENTS:

And what's so awful about walking around with a 'Tigger' impression on her face, Hmm? - Tigger, 2007-11-26: 11:20:00

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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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Sheenkles

Created by: lynne61

Pronunciation: sheen - kuls

Sentence: Mildred was getting frustrated, very frustrated. She's spent thousands on wrinkle remedies only to find out her favorite linens were the cause of the sheenkles on her face!

Etymology: shee shortened from the word: sheet and kles from: wrinkles

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COMMENTS:

Amen! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 21:41:00

metrohumanx Sheenkles ROCKS! Just the right amount of sillisound to pique the imagination! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:11:00

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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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Sleepleat

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sleep/pleet

Sentence: It was difficult to deny that she'd fallen asleep when her face was riddled with sleepleats.

Etymology: sleep + pleat

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Frinkles

Created by: Darkreaper

Pronunciation: F-rinkles

Sentence: He woke up early and sighed when he saw the frinkles left on his face by his furrowed bedsheet.

Etymology: Wrinkle, furrows

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Shruts

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: shh ruts

Sentence: Oh my God, my face is full of lines and ruts from my sheets. Oh shruts!!! All over my face.

Etymology: This word is formed from the combination of the word "sheets" as in bed sheets and "ruts" as in deep furrows or marks left by an object.

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