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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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Proofonodz

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PROO-fuh-nodz

Sentence: "You can't sleep at the circulation desk !" screamed EvilPat at the bored, bleary-eyed library assistant. " I WASN"T sleeping !" he replied with the standard look of indignation. "But there are PROOFONODZ all over your face !" replied EvilPat, in her best administrative patois. Faced with such irrefutable evidence, the chastised library assistant crafted an appropriate sign for the desk: "PLEASE WAKE ATTENDANT FOR SERVICE".....and drifted off to sleep with a clear conscience.

Etymology: PROOF+(of)+NOD+(catch some) Zs= PROOFONODZ.....Proof: the cogency of evidence that compels acceptance by the mind of a truth or a fact,something that induces certainty or establishes validity;Middle English prof, prove, alteration of preve, from Anglo-French preove, from Late Latin proba, from Latin probare to prove....."O": tastless substitute for the word "OF", usually seen in pretentious advertising:(cup o soup,bac o bits,etc)....NOD:To fall asleep,to make a quick downward motion of the head (as from drowsiness);Middle English nodden; perhaps akin to Old High German hnotōn to shake.....Z: suffix brashly used to imply pluralization (in a tacky way)derived from the slang expression "catch some Zs"-meaning to sleep. Pretty farfetched combination, eh?

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Pillowface

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌpɪloʊˈfeɪs/

Sentence: Pillowface is much worse when your pillow is something other than an actual pillow, such as a spiral notebook, a keyboard, or a steering wheel.

Etymology: From pillow + face. Sounds a little like "pillowcase".

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Linenitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: lin-uhn-EYE-tis

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

Etymology: Linen with the suffix '-itis' (a suffix used in pathological terms)

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-10-23: 01:18:00

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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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Wrinkidermis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ring/ki/dur/mis

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

Etymology: wrinkle + epidermis

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Rinkbaef

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

Sentence: you have big rinkbaefs

Etymology:

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Wakeover

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: wake-oh-ver

Sentence: Marge got the worst wakeover of her life while sleeping in a guest bed with an embroidered Tigger on the pillowcase.

Etymology: makeover + awaken

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COMMENTS:

And what's so awful about walking around with a 'Tigger' impression on her face, Hmm? - Tigger, 2007-11-26: 11:20:00

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Shruts

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: shh ruts

Sentence: Oh my God, my face is full of lines and ruts from my sheets. Oh shruts!!! All over my face.

Etymology: This word is formed from the combination of the word "sheets" as in bed sheets and "ruts" as in deep furrows or marks left by an object.

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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