Verboticism: Dinsomniac


Created by: Nosila

Definition: n. Strange sounds that keep you awake in the middle of the night. v. To lie in bed unable to sleep because you keep hearing weird sounds.

Pronunciation: din som nee ak

Sentence: Since moving into her dream home, Jody had become a dinsomniac. Each night, although exhausted, she was kept awake by strange sounds. The moment she'd start to drift off, some strange new noise would bring her back to full alertness. Wait till I get ahold of that realtor, she'd think to herself. These noises were never heard in the light of day, but just when she tried to sleep at night. Sometimes she thought she shared the house with many others, instead of living solo. She could hear animal noises, voices, wierd mechanical sounds, scratching and groaning. Since she moved in last week, she had never had a sound sleep and it was starting to take its toll. Yes, she thought, I am going to call that realtor right now and find out more about this place. She looked through the papers from the house purchase and found the agency number. Yes, here it was, Amityville Realtors.

Etymology: din (the act of making a noisy disturbance, continued distracting noise) & insomniac (someone who cannot sleep or experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness)

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Comments: Dinsomniac

Tigger - 2008-05-12: 02:39:00
Well, our words definitely go together, but I loved your story — great ending!

galwaywegian - 2008-05-12: 05:39:00
din somebudy else get this? (snigger)

petaj - 2008-05-12: 06:39:00
Is a dipsomniac someone who steals away in the night?

galwaywegian - 2008-05-12: 09:13:00
whats the difference between a dipsomniac and a ginsomniac?

Nosila - 2008-05-12: 20:57:00
10 OR 20 DRINKS????

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-13: 07:27:00
Cleverly blended!