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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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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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Pusspleat

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: POOS - pleet

Sentence: James lifted his head from the pillow and turned off the alarm before sitting up and looking into the large mirror behind the dresser. The pusspleats in his face formed a perfect map of Bolivia and he scrambled off to find his digital camera to capture it before it faded from view.

Etymology: puss (slang for ones countenance) and pleats (pressed creases in fabric)

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Sheethickey

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sheet-hik-ee

Sentence: The sheethickeys on her face and the hickeys on her neck left from her boyfriend were reminders of a great time but prevented her from facing her co-workers the next day.

Etymology: sheet + hickey (red mark left on the skin)

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Sheetpleated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shētplētd

Sentence: Joan had a very difficult time applying makeup to her sheetpleated face this morning. After her skin relaxed, she had more streaks than a ten-year-old windshield wiper.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress) + pleated (a double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth)

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Cheekprints

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: cheek prints

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

Etymology:

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Sleepleat

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sleep/pleet

Sentence: It was difficult to deny that she'd fallen asleep when her face was riddled with sleepleats.

Etymology: sleep + pleat

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Dermalinenitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Der ma lin en eye tis

Sentence: Lyle was groggy when he looked in the mirror but he had such a major case of dermalinenitis he couldnt help but see it even in his stupor.

Etymology: Linen and dermatitis

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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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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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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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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