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'Why do you iron our sheets every night?'

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.

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Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: rip-van-WRING-kuhl

Sentence: After having forty winks which seemed like forty years to her, Roxie was horrified on waking to find her face ripvanwrinkled in a deep red phizgrid.

Etymology: Ripvanwrinkle: blend of wrinkle & Rip Van Winkle, an Irving Washington character who slept for 20 years. Phizgrid: Conflation of phiz: slang for face from physiognomy & grid: a network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

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great minds and all that - that was the first word that sprang to my mind - so many good words today - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:18:00

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Rumpledsheetskin

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: rumpled/sheet/skin

Sentence: Rumpledsheetskin is a malady that affects nearly everyone I know.

Etymology: rumpled + sheet + skin + Rumplestiltskin

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COMMENTS:

Great word porsche! Perfectly describes it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-26: 18:23:00

Does indeed. Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:43:00

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Rinkbaef

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

Sentence: you have big rinkbaefs

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Stredtch

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /stredtʃ/

Sentence: I'm sick of my unseen stretch marks, I don't want to bear with some visible and RED ones too!

Etymology: STREDTCH. From Stretch mark (A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues as a result of pregnancy or obesity, for example) + Red (A pigment or dye having a red hue)

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Stredtch marks are rediculous without getting them from your laundry! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 21:43:00

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Kipanwrinkle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Kip-an-rink-el

Sentence: When Lucy awoke from her slumber she as horrified to discover that she was suffering the kipanwrinkle syndrome. Everything was clear when she looked at her sheets and saw how crumpled they were.

Etymology: Kip(to sleep) + wrinkle(a line or fold in the skin of the face) = Kipanwrinkle. See also Rip Van Winkle(a short story of a villager of Dutch descent, who slept or twenty years

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Bedmark

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bed-mahrk

Sentence: When Susan looked in the mirror after she woke up from her nap, she saw a bedmark on her left cheek; a perfect impression of the flower she hand embroidered on her pillow.

Etymology: Bed: a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. + Mark: a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise.

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Slumberumples

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: slum ber rum pulls

Sentence: On the morning after their honeymoon started, Wilma awoke with a bad case of the slumberumples...big red lines all over her face. Her groom, Will, thought it cute and endearing. Wilma ran to the bathroom and spent over an hour doing her ablutions. When she emerged, her smooth, creamy complexion had returned. She turned off the lights before she joined him in bed each evening. It took Will many years to realize that Wilma's skin had slumberumples 24/7 and during her morning routine, she was actually applying enough war paint and concealer to hide the awful truth. Yes, she had been born with what looked like a road map imbedded on the largest organ in her body...

Etymology: Slumber (be asleep)& Rumples (become wrinkled or crumpled or creased;to gather something into small wrinkles or folds)

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Cheekprints

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Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: cheek prints

Sentence: I woke up with some crazy cheekprints this morning. Looked like a treasure map on my face.

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Frinkles

Created by: Darkreaper

Pronunciation: F-rinkles

Sentence: He woke up early and sighed when he saw the frinkles left on his face by his furrowed bedsheet.

Etymology: Wrinkle, furrows

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Sheenkles

Created by: lynne61

Pronunciation: sheen - kuls

Sentence: Mildred was getting frustrated, very frustrated. She's spent thousands on wrinkle remedies only to find out her favorite linens were the cause of the sheenkles on her face!

Etymology: shee shortened from the word: sheet and kles from: wrinkles

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Amen! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 21:41:00

metrohumanx Sheenkles ROCKS! Just the right amount of sillisound to pique the imagination! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:11:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 13:35:00
By the way, Stevenson0's crazy shopping word, "Dealusional", was published in Toronto Star as one of Top the Invented Words of the Week. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Stevenson0 ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-19: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James