Verboticism: Rumpledstillskin

Rumpledstillskin

Created by: Nosila

Definition: n., The deep red lines and/or furrows, which appear on a person's face after they have slept on wrinkled or creased bed sheets. v., To wake up and discover that your face matches your wrinkled bed sheets.

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: Rumpledstillskin

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

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

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

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