Verboticism: Nightscrawlers

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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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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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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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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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Cheekprints

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: cheek prints

Sentence: I woke up with some crazy cheekprints this morning. Looked like a treasure map on my face.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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Bedface

Created by: looseball

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