Verboticism: Quagmerriment

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Soapoperation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sop oper ay shun

Sentence: George's twice daily overlong shower turned into a regular soapoperation...he had a shampooectomy which took over an hour each time.

Etymology: Soap Opera (daily drama) & Operation (manoeuver;planned activity)

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Raisinumb

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rāzənnəm

Sentence: Matt loved his new massaging showerhead. He spent such a long time in the shower that he was totally raisinumb. He didn't even notice that the hot water had run out or that he was turning blue. He only snapped out of it when the sound of his chattering teeth broke the drone of the pulsating water jet. Tomorrow he is going for prunumb.

Etymology: raisin (a partially dried grape) + numb (deprived of the power of sensation) prunumb (just like raisinumb but with prune-sized wrinkles)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:43:00

Good word! - splendiction, 2009-02-26: 17:56:00

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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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Soakfixture

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sohk fix cher

Sentence: After a long tiring day, Lily wilted into her shower seat. Lily looked lovely, wearing nothing but her water beads. She slipped into sleep, not shallow, but ever so deep. Even when the shower bower, now her water bed, was turning into a water cooler, she slept on, for her Lily pads kept her warm. Lily especially enjoyed the water on her knee, and the water on her brain. In her dreams, she sprouted angelic water wings, and took a glide, then came down a heavenly water slide. When she awoke, she swirled and played in some soaksuds. From her soakbox, you could hear Lily, now a soakfixture, speaking ... nay ... 'twas Lily ... singing in the rain.

Etymology: SOAK, FIXTURE. Soak - to spend long periods in water. Fixture - 1) One that is invariably present in and long associated with a place. Fixture - 2) permanent plumbing appendages, apparatus, or appliances.

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COMMENTS:

Lily was a big fan of Gene Kelly! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-26: 02:59:00

It wasn't her Gene that made her sing...it was her chromosoaks... - readerwriter, 2009-02-26: 09:47:00

lovely sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:29:00

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Quagmerriment

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: kwag-merh-ih-mint

Sentence: When enraged at the world, budding rapper, Novel-T, took a shower. It became his performance arena. After learning that speakers wouldn't electrocute him, he set them up for surround sound. While lathering himself up into a foam only old Triton could summon, he poured out his angst, hipping and hopping to his heart's content in a state of blessed quagmerriment.

Etymology: From QUAGMIRE, perplexity/hotwater + MERRIMENT, good fun, sportiveness

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Spaboiled

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Spar-boy-eld

Sentence: Having been gardening all day, Joe decided to take a long hot shower. As the hot water splashed around him he felt like he was being wrapped in a blanket. It felt so good he lost all track of time and ended up spaboiled, emerging looking like an over cooked lobster.

Etymology: Spa(a hot water tub) + boiled(to have been immersed in hot water until cooked) = Spaboiled See Parboiled(boil until nearly cooked)

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COMMENTS:

very nice - yellowbird, 2009-02-26: 06:36:00

He was no doubt thinking of his long lost girlfriend Sammin Ella...he lobster and never flounder... - Mustang, 2009-02-26: 07:50:00

terrific and love the puns Mustang - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:28:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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