Glirpies refers to the never-to-be-fully-cleaned up mess left behind after young children use glitter.
“Tiffany did a project with the toddlers three days ago and some of the kids still have glirpies!”
“Gene is going to have a fit when he sees the carpet has glirpies! It’s going to be impossible to clean up before the open house.”
“We’re headed to grandmas later, can we avoid a glirpies outbreak this morning?”
This term plays off the ‘glitter is the herpes of craft supplies’ popularized by comedian Demetri Martin.
Demetri Martin on glitter:
Here’s a look at exactly why glitter is so hard to cleanup:
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