Verboticism: Vegaturate

'I just can't relax in the shower'

DEFINITION: v. To take a really long, relaxing, shower; so long in fact, that you loose concept of time. n. A prolonged shower that uses up a whole tank of hot water and leaves the bather looking like a boiled raisin.

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Eauvertime

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: overtime

Sentence: Even though Bob worked at the public swimming pool, there was nothing he liked more than eauvertime to unwind.

Etymology: eau (fr - water) + overtime (additional hours)

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COMMENTS:

eau dear - galwaywegian, 2009-02-26: 06:41:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:44:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:26:00

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Rainsin

Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: rān'sĭn

Sentence: It had been a long day, working a 10 hour shift and coming home to find his cat had knocked all the plants out of the window - it was no wonder he lost track of time in the shower and made it a rainsin.

Etymology: similar to rain - condensed water falling in drops, sin - to violate a moral law (overindulgence leading to negative consequence), sounds like raisin - alluding to the pruning of the skin

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Catawrecked

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kat a rekt

Sentence: The cataract left him catawrecked as he wobbled out of the bathroom, leaving a trail of flesh behind.

Etymology: cataract, wrecked

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COMMENTS:

gruesome but funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:31:00

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Steamtuary

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: steem/tu/ar/y

Sentence: After a difficult and stressful day in the office jungle, Joe loves to turn on his shower and step into his tranquil, peaceful and timeless steamtuary.

Etymology: STEAMTUARY - noun from STEAM (the mist formed when the vapor from hot water condenses in the air) + SANCTUARY (a sacred place, such as a shower, in which one is immune to the presses and worries of the outside world)

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Prunerize

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: proon-er-eyes

Sentence: Maggie was so intent on prunerizing herself that she failed to notice the passage of time. When she eventually emerged from the shower, her children were grown and her husband had remarried.

Etymology: prune + tenderize

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Htwohno

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aych + too + ooo + nooo

Sentence: Carsten was quickly looking puckered and dry. He did not realize how much time he was spending in the shower and puzzled over his water bills. Today was truly htwohno time as he went through an entire tank of hot water, missed three phone calls, was late for work and to top it off, when he got to work no one recognized him.

Etymology: H20 + oh no >> H2O (water, the most abundant molecule on the face of the earth) oh no (An exclamation or expression of alarm, concern, or resentment about a problem or error)

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terrific sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:32:00

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Exfoiliatrophy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/fole/ee/a/troe/fee

Sentence: When they found Prunella, the shower was still running and she had finally succumbed to exfoliatrophy.

Etymology: exfoliate + atrophy

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:42:00

Pruney no doubt put the Exfoilia Trophy in her trophy cabinet and added it to her many other awards. - Mustang, 2009-02-26: 07:48:00

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Dipvanwrinkle

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dip van rink el

Sentence: Her dipvanwrinkle on her wedding night lasted so long that when she reappeared, the honeymoon was over.

Etymology: dip, wrinkle, rip van winkle

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artr Nice! - artr, 2010-09-10: 13:22:00

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Wetternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wet tern atee

Sentence: Everyone in the household had to get up earlier now. This was so they could get to use the house's only bathroom before Kara, the teenager, got into it. When she was in there, it seemed like a wetternity to any poor soul waiting their turn. Her mother always wondered that before she turned 13, Kara simply splashed water on her face and ran out the door and had to be reminded to shower or bathe, at least every other day. Since the fateful day she turned into a hormone-on-wheels, she took endless showers in the morning and after school and a long bath at night. The irony was that although she alone was responsible for the surge in water consumption in her home, she belonged to the school's Water Conservation Club. Wait until she has to pay the utility bills, often grumbled her father. This was the same girl who was staunchly anti-litter in public, but who's bedroom carpet had not been seen in years for ankle-high debris. Teenagers, go figure!

Etymology: Wetter (more soaked in liquids, especially water, than something else) & Eternity (for all time, forever and a day; time without end; a seemingly endless period of time)

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Shour

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: like "shower"

Sentence: Raoul spent many shours steaming and relaxing in the hot sudsy water of his shower. One day, after a particularly long shour, his skin appeared a fiery red, wrinkled, moist sun-dried tomato! After that day, he swore off the shour for a bathour.

Etymology: shour is a homophone for shower. "Shour" has the word "hour" in it to emphasize its long duration.

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