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Stredtch

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /stredtʃ/

Sentence: I'm sick of my unseen stretch marks, I don't want to bear with some visible and RED ones too!

Etymology: STREDTCH. From Stretch mark (A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues as a result of pregnancy or obesity, for example) + Red (A pigment or dye having a red hue)

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COMMENTS:

Stredtch marks are rediculous without getting them from your laundry! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 21:43:00

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Lininjury

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lin-IN-jery

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

Etymology: Blend of 'linen' and 'injury'.

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Visaginen

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Vis-AHGE-in-en

Sentence: When he awakened, Carl noticed his face and neck were hurting. Thinking he had been bitten by a bug, he ran to the bathroom mirror only to find he wasn't attacked by bed bugs, but rather visaginen! His sheets attacked him in the night!

Etymology: Visage (Face) + Linen (Sheets, Linens, etc) = Visaginen

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Sheethickey

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sheet-hik-ee

Sentence: The sheethickeys on her face and the hickeys on her neck left from her boyfriend were reminders of a great time but prevented her from facing her co-workers the next day.

Etymology: sheet + hickey (red mark left on the skin)

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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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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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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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Bedface

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

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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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Pillowface

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌpɪloʊˈfeɪs/

Sentence: Pillowface is much worse when your pillow is something other than an actual pillow, such as a spiral notebook, a keyboard, or a steering wheel.

Etymology: From pillow + face. Sounds a little like "pillowcase".

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