Verboticism: Galvaneyes

'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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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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silveryaspen - 2008-03-18: 10:20:00
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