Verboticism: Linedament

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Rumpledstillskin

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rum peld still skin

Sentence: Despite ironing her Wabassos before bed each night, Josie and her husband, Max, woke up with Rumpledstillskin each morning. Each birthday they would joke that she should iron their Birthday Suits to get out the wrinkles! She knew it was hopeless, but she pressed on. Iron-ically, her name in Swedish was Irene Ingboard!

Etymology: Rumpled (having wrinkles) & Still (despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)) & Skin (Epidermis, Outer layer;a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch)& Rhymes with Rumpelstiltskin (a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself)

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COMMENTS:

genius! - galwaywegian, 2008-10-22: 07:33:00

Another good one! - lumina, 2008-10-22: 18:38:00

metrohumanx http://www.natives.co.uk/news/2002/0502/08iron.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:21:00

Metro, that's imPRESSive! - Nosila, 2008-10-25: 00:28:00

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Pusspleat

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: POOS - pleet

Sentence: James lifted his head from the pillow and turned off the alarm before sitting up and looking into the large mirror behind the dresser. The pusspleats in his face formed a perfect map of Bolivia and he scrambled off to find his digital camera to capture it before it faded from view.

Etymology: puss (slang for ones countenance) and pleats (pressed creases in fabric)

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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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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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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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Wakeover

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: wake-oh-ver

Sentence: Marge got the worst wakeover of her life while sleeping in a guest bed with an embroidered Tigger on the pillowcase.

Etymology: makeover + awaken

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COMMENTS:

And what's so awful about walking around with a 'Tigger' impression on her face, Hmm? - Tigger, 2007-11-26: 11:20:00

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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 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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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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Slumburrows

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slum-ber-rohs

Sentence: Wendy tried to make it look like she'd been up-and-at-'em for hours, but the bedvidence of her recently sleeping was clearly written in the slumburrows of her face.

Etymology: slumber, burrows

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COMMENTS:

Excellent verboticism!! - Mustang, 2007-11-26: 07:02:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:50:00

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