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'Is this shrink wrapping a new security feature?'

DEFINITION: v. To injure oneself physically, or to be reduced to a state of mental incapacity, when attempting to open shrink-wrapped CDs, DVDs or software. n. Packaging that is painfully difficult to open.

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Slitzophrenia

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: slit/zo/free/nee/a

Sentence: Battles with shrinkwrap have reduced me to a state of slitzophrenia. I now approach plastic with a swiss army knife.

Etymology: slit + schizophrenia

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There's only two ways to open IT. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-18: 15:18:00

A very practical approach - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-18: 19:53:00

Slitzophrenia...great word, Slitzoids buy more Swiss Army knives than anyone! (or should we call the Slitz Army Knives...?) - Nosila, 2008-08-18: 21:20:00

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Plastimental

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: plass-tee-men-tall

Sentence: New CDs make me plastimental! I wish companies would realise the plastimental nature of shrink wrapping.

Etymology: A combination of the words 'plastic' and 'mental'.

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Plastomasochiselize

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: plas-toe-mas-o-chi-zel-ize

Sentence: Perhaps it was because she had found out there was no Santa Claus at the tender age of 14, but Gorzillia just loved opening presents she bought for herself. Being a lover of all things hi-tech and entertaining, a lot of the gifts to herself were secured in plastic which required patience as well as a chisel to open. She loved the process, even when it caused her to shed blood. What she didn't know, of course, was that the pleasure she derived from this adventure was called plastomasochiselization.

Etymology: From plastic, a synthetically produced molded material + masochism, a psychological disorder which produces pleasure from physical pain + chisel, a metal tool used to cut or shape

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Awraposis

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: aw-rap-OH-sis

Sentence: Whenever Bob was needed to open skrink-wrapped items, it was not long before he began to wrapambulate wildly. A wraposcopy revealed that he had a severe case of awraposis. It was suggested that the condition was passed on to him from his father, but he refuses to take the rap. His "shrink" is still searching worldwide for a cure; and, hopefully, for Bob's sake, the matter will be wrapped-up soon.

Etymology: Blend of AWRY: disordered, disarranged, gone wrong; AWE: fear, dread, fright; WRAP: put something around, cover; & -OSIS: suffix usu. denoting a medical term or condition (pyschosis)

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COMMENTS:

your logic is very clear - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-18: 13:06:00

That's a Wrap for me...I'm in Wrapsody! - Nosila, 2008-08-18: 21:15:00

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Ziplash

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zip lash

Sentence: With all his cds, dvds, food, toiletries, money and cutlery placed in plastic bags with slide closures, it is no wonder that George got ziplash everytime he had to retrieve something. It's like his whole life was a quest for saranity.

Etymology: Zip (as in zip-lock plastic bags, sealed to protect food ot other items) & Lash (lash or flick about sharply) and Wordplay on Whiplash (a quick blow with a whip; an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae))

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COMMENTS:

Simple but clever. :) - Discoveria, 2012-09-10: 16:39:00

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Wraptrap

Created by: Deeslam

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Now that I have my new (insert consumer product of choice) I am caught in a wraptrap trying to open it!

Etymology: The trap we often find ourselves in when attempting to get into a recent purchase. Wrapped to protect the fingering masses at the mall, but created without regard for the eventual consumer.

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Lacewrapper

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: las-uh-rap-er

Sentence: The doctor was very concerned at the state in which his patient arrived at the emergency room. His hands looked like they had been slashed with a broken bottle. Even his gums were bleeding. Turns out he was attempting to remove the lacewrapper from his newly-purchased e-gadget.

Etymology: lacerate (to tear roughly) wrapper (a covering or cover)

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Shrinkorrhage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: shrink/orr/age

Sentence: Shrinkorrage is the the painful and sometimes bloody result of the twenty five minute ordeal I go through every time I buy a new CD.

Etymology: Etymology: shrinkwrap + shrinkage + hemorrhage

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Peelandheal

surfstang

Created by: surfstang

Pronunciation: peel/n/heel

Sentence: I wanted to open up my brand new memory card but the peelandheal stopped that from happening.

Etymology: peel + heal

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COMMENTS:

surfstang I wanted to add peel-n-heal, but wasn't allowed to. - surfstang, 2007-05-18: 00:09:00

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Shrinkwrapotomy

Created by: moscop

Pronunciation: shrink-wrap-otomy

Sentence: John's anticipation of the viewing of a new porn film had faded to shrinkwrapotomy being unable to penetrate the wrapping.

Etymology: shrinkwrap - standard packaging lobotomy - render useless part of a person's brain

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-15: 02:19:00
Today's definition was suggested by two writers: mana1066 and autophile. Thank you mana1066 and autophile! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-30: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. Thank you mana1066. ~ James