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Linenitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lin-uhn-EYE-tis

Sentence: In spite of her concerted efforts to avoid the condition, Sheena continued to wake up every morning with a severe case of linenitis from having slept with her face buried in the wrinkled sheets.

Etymology: Linen with the suffix '-itis' (a suffix used in pathological terms)

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-10-23: 01:18:00

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Slumburrows

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slum-ber-rohs

Sentence: Wendy tried to make it look like she'd been up-and-at-'em for hours, but the bedvidence of her recently sleeping was clearly written in the slumburrows of her face.

Etymology: slumber, burrows

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COMMENTS:

Excellent verboticism!! - Mustang, 2007-11-26: 07:02:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:50:00

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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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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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Pritters

Created by: glamgal23

Pronunciation: pritt-ers

Sentence: I woke up with pritters on my face from the pillow.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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Sheetfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shēt fāst

Sentence: Tony was not given to drinking to excess but tonight was his little sister's wedding and he let it all go. When he finally made it to bed, he hit the pillow face-first with a thud. He went to bed sh*tfaced and woke up sheetfaced. If he looked closely, through those bloodshot eyes, he swore he could read the impression of the "Do not remove this label" tag embedded in his forehead.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress and as a layer beneath blankets) + sh*tfaced (drunk or under the influence of drugs)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-22: 11:49:00

Oh man, that is PERFECTION! - lumina, 2008-10-22: 18:37:00

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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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