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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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Boobywrapped

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boōbērapt

Sentence: Janet finally broke down and bought one of those devices that was made to open those horrible game packages only to realize that it too was boobywrapped.

Etymology: booby-trap (a thing designed to catch the unwary, in particular) + wrapped (cover or enclose someone or something)

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COMMENTS:

seriously clever - mweinmann, 2009-12-01: 07:49:00

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Shrinkorrhage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: shrink/orr/ige

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

Etymology: SHRINKORRHAGE - noun - from SHRINKWRAP (a flexible film of plastic that, when exposed to a heating process, shrinks to the contour of the merchandise) + HEMORRHAGE (a profuse discharge of blood; any uncontrolled loss, including sanity, when dealing with shrinkwrapped CD's)

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

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Skinjury

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: skinn juhr eeeeeeeeeeeee

Sentence: He skinjured himself on Michael jackson's greatest hits. how is it? his mother called. Bar he replied

Etymology: injury skin

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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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Packajagging

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pack-a-jag-ging

Sentence: Grandma bought little Timmy the video game he bugged about for weeks, unaware that it was protected by packajagging designed to discourage shoplifters and terrorists alike due to the risk of serious injury and/or mental meltdown. Trying to open the darn thing while the kid was jumping up and down shrieking with impatience because he wanted to play with it "right now!" was not exactly the Norman Rockwell moment she planned on. Finally, after shredding her fingers to pieces, she used her garden shears and managed to pry the game out, only to find that Timmy had gone outside with his new skateboard. "Merry @#$% Christmas," said Grandma as she poured herself a Gin and Tonic.

Etymology: packaging: material that is wrapped around a product + jag: cut or pricked by a sharp projection + jagging: cut unevenly or sharply

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too true... - Nosila, 2009-11-30: 21:58:00

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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: shrinkwrap + shrinkage + hemorrhage

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COMMENTS:

ouch!! kinda gross but a great description - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-15: 09:22:00

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Hmvanguish

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Hay/ch/EM/Van/gue/ish

Sentence: Promoting his newly rigged h-operating system, which he hoped to set sail at a press conference at HMV head quarters, Bob said, "I can't get the package out of the damn pack cage, I can't take this HMVanguish anymore."

Etymology: HMVanguish n. A 3-track splicing of 1. HMV, a moribund multi-national multi-media multiple. 2. HMS-Vanquish, a fictional warship of the British Navy 3. Anguish, mental suffering.

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Attackaging

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: uh-tack-uh-jing

Sentence: "The damn attackaging cut me!"

Etymology: attack + packaging

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That's good! - wordmeister, 2007-05-15: 02:23:00

I like that! - duchessella, 2007-05-15: 11:27:00

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Cellopain

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛləˌpeɪn/

Sentence: It almost seems that as technology gets more advanced and everything else becomes better designed, packaging produces more cellopain, not less.

Etymology: from cellophane + pain

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COMMENTS:

very good!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-15: 12:29:00

I was just about to submit that one ... glad I saw that you'd already done so! Nicely done! - mjmlabs, 2007-05-15: 23:50:00

petaj I've already used up my votes. But if i had one to spare... - petaj, 2007-05-16: 01:55:00

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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