Verboticism: Timewash

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Timewash

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Timewash

Created by: friendlyfiend

Pronunciation: tahym-wosh

Sentence: I got into the shower and was caught in a timewash. I only escaped when the hot water ran out.

Etymology: Timewarp + Wash

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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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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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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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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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Minuwet

Created by: tessawessa

Pronunciation: miin/you/wet

Sentence: The art of the long, slow dance taken in the shower prior to beginning the 8 hour ritual of work. The participant often can sunstain the dance movements until visable hyperhydration occurs on the finger tips. Post-minuet, the shower participant often will feel overwhelmingly lathered, something that requires thorough towel-use in order to return to the normal state of dry.

Etymology: From the French word, "minuet". A 17th century dance...

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-26: 14:30:00

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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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Waterlolled

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: WA ter LOLLD

Sentence: I stayed in the shower for so long that I had waterlolled myself in to a wrinkled-prune state, but it felt so good.

Etymology: LOLL: to lie or to stand in a lazy, relaxed way WATERLOGGED: so full of water that it cannot hold any more

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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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