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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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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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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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Pusspleat

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: POOS - pleet

Sentence: James lifted his head from the pillow and turned off the alarm before sitting up and looking into the large mirror behind the dresser. The pusspleats in his face formed a perfect map of Bolivia and he scrambled off to find his digital camera to capture it before it faded from view.

Etymology: puss (slang for ones countenance) and pleats (pressed creases in fabric)

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Nightscrawlers

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: nite-scr-all'ers

Sentence: her face was etched with nightscrawlers.

Etymology: Night + scrawl(scribble.) Akin to worms(night crawlers)

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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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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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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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Creasipitation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kree-sip-i-tey-shuh n

Sentence: Tonight's forecast; dark with an 80% chance of creasipitation. That's right, those wrinkles are just gonna rain down on your face.

Etymology: crease (a wrinkle, especially one on the face) + precipitation ( rain, snow, sleet, dew, etc, formed by condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere)

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