Verboticism: Gablution

'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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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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Gablution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gab loo shun

Sentence: When Susie takes a shower, she uses her ear-phone and multi-tasks by showering and catching up with her friends and relatives. Her husband calls this ritual her gablution. He also calls it expensive to use her phone so much and use up all the hot water.

Etymology: gab (talk excessively, for a long time) & Ablution (ritual cleansing;daily personal hygiene routine)

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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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Vegaturate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vedj_ATCH-uhr-ayt

Sentence: Though he didnt set out to fritter away his afternoon Hector nevertheless did in fact vegaturate in the whirlpool bath until he was totally pruney and out of energy and ambition.

Etymology: Blend of 'vegetate' (To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity or insensibility) and 'saturate'(to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely)

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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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Raisinumb

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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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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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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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Vegaturate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vedj_ATCH-uhr-ayt

Sentence: Though he didnt set out to fritter away his afternoon, Luther nevertheless did in fact vegaturate in the whirlpool bath until he was totally pruney and out of energy and ambition.

Etymology: Blend of 'vegetate' (To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity or insensibility) and 'saturate'(to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely)

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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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