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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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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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Shruts

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: shh ruts

Sentence: Oh my God, my face is full of lines and ruts from my sheets. Oh shruts!!! All over my face.

Etymology: This word is formed from the combination of the word "sheets" as in bed sheets and "ruts" as in deep furrows or marks left by an object.

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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 hnot┼Źn 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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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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Kipanwrinkle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Kip-an-rink-el

Sentence: When Lucy awoke from her slumber she as horrified to discover that she was suffering the kipanwrinkle syndrome. Everything was clear when she looked at her sheets and saw how crumpled they were.

Etymology: Kip(to sleep) + wrinkle(a line or fold in the skin of the face) = Kipanwrinkle. See also Rip Van Winkle(a short story of a villager of Dutch descent, who slept or twenty years

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Sleepdeepleation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deep/pleet/shun

Sentence: Sally suffered from such severe sleepdeepleation that she had to go to a sleep disorder clinic where the patients were suspended like bats to prevent any nasty folds.

Etymology: sleep + deep + pleat + sleep depletion

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Bedmark

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bed-mahrk

Sentence: When Susan looked in the mirror after she woke up from her nap, she saw a bedmark on her left cheek; a perfect impression of the flower she hand embroidered on her pillow.

Etymology: Bed: a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. + Mark: a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise.

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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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