Verboticism: Wrapsody

'Have you set up the security for our new computers?'

DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Bowkeep

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: bo-keep

Sentence: Little Bowkeep saved every scrap of ribbon and wrapping from each gift she received to decorate her Barbie dreamhouse. She even took the bow off the new puppy her grandmother gave her and ran off to Barbieland.

Etymology: Wordplay on Little Bo Peep.

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Wraptivate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: RAP-tuh-veyt

Sentence: Wraptivated by some strange bibliomania, Bob's bookself was full of books unread, but collected solely for the beauty or bizarreness of their dust-covers*.

Etymology: Blend of WRAP as in wrapper, RAPT: carried away with the emotion, beauty etc., & CAPTIVATE: overpower with excellence etc. *DUST-COVER = Dust-jacket or Dust-wrapper.

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COMMENTS:

Hey Bob - we missed you last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 12:12:00

Good word! - Mustang, 2008-04-21: 21:16:00

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Distwraption

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with distraction

Sentence: Granny always tried to use distwraptions at Christmas time so that the kiddies would not be disappointed with the cheap gifts her penury demanded. Fortunately they all loved to pop the bubblewrap she had scavenged during the year.

Etymology: distraction + wrap

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COMMENTS:

love the sound of this - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 13:48:00

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Containeranger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-TAYN-ehr-anjr

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his toys and other gifts came in, little Jimmy ignored the toys and gifts and busied himself in flights of fancy with the containers, imagining them to be fighter planes, race cars, spy vehicles and fortified castles.

Etymology: blend of container and ranger

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like Christmas at our house every year...when will I learn just to give them boxes... - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:16:00

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Wrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap so dee

Sentence: Jill's kids, cat and hubby each felt their own wrapsody on Christmas morning. Her kids would make houses out of the boxes that their expensive toys came in; her hubby made silly hats from the ribbons and bows and her cat loved shredding the tissue and then horking it up all morning, all over the house. Wrapture, Bliss!

Etymology: Wrap (the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped) & Rhapsody (A state of elated bliss; ecstasy)

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Wrapathetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rap-eh-THET-ik

Sentence: When it came to gift giving, Melody was wrapathetic, putting far more interest and enthusiasm in picking the wrapping than in picking the actual gift itself.

Etymology: Blend of 'wrap' and 'apathetic' ( having little or no interest or concern : indifferent)

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Packa-ching!

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pak-ka-ching!

Sentence: the new bike went unnoticed as Toby was too enamored with the packa-ching.

Etymology: packaging, ka-ching!

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COMMENTS:

Cute word! - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:18:00

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Packidding

Created by: iscars

Pronunciation:

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Cartonic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: karr tohnn ik

Sentence: The new computer was discarded, the box proved the perfect cartonic, lifting his mood as he peeped out through the hand-holes in the side. It brought him back to his youth and the joy of seeing the Gateway boxes out grazing on the pastures.

Etymology: carton, tonic.

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Giftrapt

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gift rapt

Sentence: Jason was in a state of giftrapt because he was so seduced by the boxing, bubble wrap and tape, that he forgot about the contents.

Etymology: giftwrap (wrapping for a gift) & rapt (wholly absorbed)

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