Verboticism: Giftskinning

'I bet you wrapped this all by yourself, didn't you?'

DEFINITION: v., To receive a gift covered in previously used wrap. n., Recycled gift-wrap, may or may not suit the occasion.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gift-SKIN-ning

Sentence: Although Bob couldn't resist using his skills as a taxidermist when unwrapping presents; more often than not, despite his painstaking peelings, his giftskinning ended in a wrapsidermical stuff-up. And many a time on Christmas day a wrapclamation catastrophe found him in deep depression, suffering from another bout of the yuleskinner blues.

Etymology: Gift: a present & Skinning: remove outer layer or epidermis; fig to remove covering.

Points: 1547

Comments: Giftskinning

silveryaspen - 2008-12-22: 14:47:00
Your word stuck me as so appropriate to the two seasons, Christma and hunting, that are shared here in the Rocky Mountain northwest. Very timely create!

metrohumanx - 2008-12-23: 10:16:00
Remember" Ghost Riders in The Sky?" ....I just KNEW you would!