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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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Wrinkidermis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: rink/uh/dur/mis

Sentence: It takes at least four, or five hours after I wake up to overcome wrinkidermis embedded on my face and suffered from my creased pillow.

Etymology: WRINKIDERMIS - noun - from WRINKLE (a small furrow, or crease on the face) + EPIDERMIS (the outer layer of the skin)

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metrohumanx Technically impeccable...and a little scary. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:12:00

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Pillowglyph

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: pillowglyph (pil-ou-glif)

Sentence: When he awakened one side of his face was covered in a pillowglyph that resembled Nazca lines. -OR- She had obviously been sleeping quite heavy as her arms, face, and what part I could see of her legs quite a pillowglyphic display.

Etymology: pillow (a cushion generally used for sleeping) + glyph (shortened from dermatoglyph because "glyph" itself is easily understood as "a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief"; whereas, "dermatoglyph" refers to lines forming on the skin)

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Naplication

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: nap-li-ca-shen

Sentence: Naplication is a perfect excuse for my wrinkles. At this age, it's hard to tell if the wrinkles are from the pillow or if I really look like that.

Etymology: nap: + plication: the act or process of folding

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Sheetfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shētfāst

Sentence: After a late night of partying and a very short stint face down on the bed Lillie found that she was again sheetfaced.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed) + face (the front part of a person*s head from the forehead to the chin) a play off sh*tfaced

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aha - Nosila, 2010-03-20: 00:06:00

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Sleepcrease

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sleep-creese

Sentence: Kristie came to college wary of the power of a mid-day nap. And well through her freshmen year, she tried to deny the deep snoozes she took before dinner. Her hypocrisy finally got the better of her friends, who started mocking her sleepcrease mercilessly when she showed up late for dinner and claimed she was studying.

Etymology: sleep + crease

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Slumburrows

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slum-ber-rohs

Sentence: Wendy tried to make it look like she'd been up-and-at-'em for hours, but the bedvidence of her recently sleeping was clearly written in the slumburrows of her face.

Etymology: slumber, burrows

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Excellent verboticism!! - Mustang, 2007-11-26: 07:02:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:50:00

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Rumpledstillskin

Created by: Nosila

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

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

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

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

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Rumpledsheetskin

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rum peld sheet skin

Sentence: If Betty did not iron Barney's bedsheets each night and slip him a sleeping potion to allow him a calm night's sleep, he's wake up looking like a rumpledsheetskin.

Etymology: Rumplestiltskin (Grimm Bros fairy tale character, an imp who makes a deal to have a young girl spin straw into gold...he did not live happily ever after) & Rumpled (wrinkled) Sheet (bedsheet) & Skin Wordplay.

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Lininjury

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lin-IN-jery

Sentence: In spite of her concerted efforts to avoid the condition, Sheila continued to wake up every morning with a moderately severe lininjury from having slept with her face buried in the wrinkled sheets.

Etymology: Blend of 'linen' and 'injury'.

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Revalley

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rev-ell-ee

Sentence: Dolores was very depressed having woken with a bad case of revalley. It wasn't quite as bad as when she enjoyed a mid-afternoon nap and woke with craquelaze, but she still felt it was time to throw out the mancreaster and buy some new sheets.

Etymology: reveille (bugle call to wake up military personnel fr. to wake up) + valley (depressions, channels, cracks on the landscape) (craquelure + crackle glaze + laze --> craquelaze) (manchester + crease --> mancreaster)

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nice mixture - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:23:00

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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