Verboticism: Facingstripes

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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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Rumpledsheetskin

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: rumpled/sheet/skin

Sentence: Rumpledsheetskin is a malady that affects nearly everyone I know.

Etymology: rumpled + sheet + skin + Rumplestiltskin

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COMMENTS:

Great word porsche! Perfectly describes it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-26: 18:23:00

Does indeed. Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:43:00

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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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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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Sleepcrease

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sleep-creese

Sentence: Kristie came to college wary of the power of a mid-day nap. And well through her freshmen year, she tried to deny the deep snoozes she took before dinner. Her hypocrisy finally got the better of her friends, who started mocking her sleepcrease mercilessly when she showed up late for dinner and claimed she was studying.

Etymology: sleep + crease

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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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Rumpledsheetskin

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rum peld sheet skin

Sentence: If Betty did not iron Barney's bedsheets each night and slip him a sleeping potion to allow him a calm night's sleep, he's wake up looking like a rumpledsheetskin.

Etymology: Rumplestiltskin (Grimm Bros fairy tale character, an imp who makes a deal to have a young girl spin straw into gold...he did not live happily ever after) & Rumpled (wrinkled) Sheet (bedsheet) & Skin Wordplay.

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Rinkbaef

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

Sentence: you have big rinkbaefs

Etymology:

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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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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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