Verboticism: Broodawakening

'Why are you staring at me like that? '

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

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Dogmateyes

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: dog/ma/tize

Sentence: It is impossible to stay in bed when your dog begins to dogmateyes.

Etymology: dogmatize (asserting opinions) + dog + eyes

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COMMENTS:

Interesting angle! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:33:00

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Hipponoteyes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hip/oh/not/ize

Sentence: People thought I was crazy to have a pet hippo but, with training, he was able to hipponoteyes me to get me up and out for my daily run.

Etymology: HIPPONOTEYES -verb - from HIPPO + HYPNOTIZE

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Eyetapper

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: eye-tapper

Sentence: Jasmine might as well have been doing a tap dance to 'Puttin on the Ritz' to get our attention. There's something about that eyetapper that can wake us right out of sleep with intention! Except she wants to be entertained, not do the entertaining.

Etymology: eye + tapper (to strike with a light blow or blows: I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention. tap dance.)

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COMMENTS:

Great song for the day! You tapped right into this one in more ways than one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:18:00

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Nightglare

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: nite'/glair

Sentence: He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who! Little Cindy-Lou Who, who was no more than two. She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santy Claus, why, Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why?" (Cindy Lou Who: nightglare ninja)

Etymology: nightmare + glare

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COMMENTS:

cute! - diyan627, 2008-03-18: 01:48:00

The darling of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:34:00

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Pillowstalk

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pill - oh - stallk

Sentence: Marcy felt that she was again the victim of pillowstalk as she slowly opened her eyes to reveal her Chihuahua's big brown ones staring intently at her.

Etymology: Pillow (a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person) + Stalk (a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush) + A satirical play on the phrase Pillow Talk

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COMMENTS:

Sounds creepy...I like it. - Mustang, 2009-01-08: 18:44:00

Eye Carumba! - Nosila, 2009-01-08: 22:24:00

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Oculamorph

Created by: yelloweyes

Pronunciation: awk-you-la-morf

Sentence: My husband has been oculamorphing me lately. I thought it was cute at first, but now I am considering divorce.

Etymology: Ocula - connected to ocular, which means "connected to the eyes or vision." Morph - connected to Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.

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Galvaneyes

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: gal-van-ize

Sentence: My toddler gets a real chuckle out of my leap from deep sleep to hysterical outburst whenever he galvaneyes me. He laughs himself silly, while I'm wiping drool from my chin and scrabbling for the baseball bat and light switch.

Etymology: galvanise (to startle into activity) + eyes

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COMMENTS:

Exception Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:20:00

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Starewait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ster wate

Sentence: It never ceased to amaze Lucy how every morning at 5:00 am precisely, her dog, Rex, would starewait her awake. He must be a watch dog, thought Lucy, because he knows exactly when 5:00 am came, an hour before the alarm went off. No matter how late every night everyone would go to bed, Rex was positioned starewaiting her awake until she had no choice but to get up and let him out. How could he manage on so little sleep she wondered. What she did not realize was that the moment everyone left the house, Rex would sleep, all day, for 8 or 10 hours on end. This gave him the rest he needed to get up at 5:00 every day. If he did not stop, Lucy was going to wish he was on a starewait to Heaven.

Etymology: stare (look at with fixed eyes or a fixed look with eyes open wide)& wait (the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something))

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COMMENTS:

Starewelling, Rex! Great ending! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 09:58:00

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Purrmeated

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: per mee ayt ed

Sentence: It happened every morning at 4:00 am. Yvonne would be deep in sleep until she felt that which purrmeated her reverie. Her tom cat would stare her awake. He would look at her enough with his big eyes until she was wide awake and wondering what happened to her. He commenced his very loud purring just after he got her attention. This would go on until she reached out to pat him under the chin and behind the ears. He made a perfect alarm clock...too bad she couldn't set Romeo for 3 hours later each morning!

Etymology: Purr (a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat; indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats) & Permeated (sinks in;penetrated; to spread through)

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Scarogling

Created by: mokelmoney

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