Verboticism: Wraptattention

'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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Uderlizaed

Created by: katie123

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Boxnip

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: Bocks-nipp

Sentence: Like a jovial child, Roger was fully engaged in the packaging popcorn. His office became a winter wonderland of Styrofoam popcorn. The stuff was boxnip to him.

Etymology: box-as in cardboard box; catnip-drives cats nuts and is really engaging to them.

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Boxerrebellion

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bock-sir-re-bell-yun

Sentence: Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging.

Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology

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COMMENTS:

petaj Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

metrohumanx I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00

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Wrappeal

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: rə-pēl'

Sentence: Little Marty loved the fire engine Grandpa brought him, but the wrappeal of the box and excelsior was overwhelming.

Etymology: wrap appeal

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COMMENTS:

nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 16:51:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:22:00

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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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Pacaorap

Created by: chandlerh123

Pronunciation: pac-o-rap

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Wraptscallion

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rapt/scal/yun

Sentence: Chris was such a wraptscallion that his friends gave him gifts packed with paper, string and bubble wrap.

Etymology: wrap + rapt + rapscallion (rascal, scamp)

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Enwraptured

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: en/rap/cher

Sentence: Little children are enwraptured with the exterior of a present when the interior contains clothes.

Etymology: Wrap + enraptured

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And they know it before opening the box! - arrrteest, 2008-04-21: 19:00:00

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Wrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap sode ee

Sentence: When Christmas morning came around, the little kids were more enamoured of the neat silver boxes that their rock computer games came in than the games themselves. It was like a Bohemium Wrapsody to see them unwrap their presents: A steel guitar, a DVD of "Wayne's World" and a CD of Queen's Greatest Hits! Instead of carols, all we heard were refrains like: "Nothing really matters, anyone can see, Nothing really matters to me"! And "Can anybody find me, someone to love..." Yes, it was a regal Christmas..."Under Pressure" and "We Are The Champions" "We Will, We Will Rock You!" "Wrapsody in Right Satin".

Etymology: rhapsody (an epic poem adapted for recitation) & wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)

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COMMENTS:

Rock on, Nosila! Nice word. - Tigger, 2008-04-21: 01:26:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-21: 21:15:00

Roll over Beethoven - I'm rapped; good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:27:00

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Carboard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärbôrd

Sentence: Joyce knew her son would not care much that she was buying a new refrigerator. What she didn't expect was that he would have a fit when she tried to dispose of the box it came in. Carboard! Carboard! he screamed. For the next couple of weeks, the carton was a race car, a taxi, a fire truck and a tank. Who knew?

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cardboard (pasteboard or stiff paper)

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