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'Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.'

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

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Rubburnished

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rəbbərnishd

Sentence: Allan never was a touch typist. His life became that much more difficult when he discovered that his heavy use had rubburnished the printed letters off the keys on his keyboard. What he has saved by not replacing the keyboard he has spent on sharpie markers.

Etymology: rub (move one*s hand or a cloth repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something with firm pressure) + burnished (polish something, esp. metal by rubbing) a distant cousin of rug burn

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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hard + ware + ware

Sentence: Merril's heavy handed use of his keyboard and mouse created an abundance of hardwarewear, leaving worn spots on the mouse buttons and many of the keyboard keys blank.

Etymology: Hardware and wear

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Callousnickoff

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Cal-us-nik-off

Sentence: Tony's superfast typing not only sounded like rapid gunfire, it also left little callousnickoffs all over her keyboard.

Etymology: Callous (skin made tough and thick through wear) + nick (an impression in a surface) + off, combined to sound like the kalishnikoff gun.

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metrohumanx Do you believe in the right to arm bears? I do :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:05:00

metrohumanx Very clever, Astorey! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:06:00

Shoot! That's a good calibre word! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:30:00

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Digilution

all4word

Created by: all4word

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The device has clear signs of digilution.

Etymology: digit and devolution or dilution

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Moniterosion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The price you pay for being on everyone's e-mail address book is that you are vulnerable to moniterosion.

Etymology:

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Rebaretetive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rub-BEAR-tet-if

Sentence: Bobby was such an intensive computer user that his two week old keyboard had rebaretetives where the letters used to be.

Etymology: rub + repetitive + bare

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Wornographic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: worn/u/graf/ic

Sentence: Once again Louise went to bed alone. Hugh had already been on the computer for two hours, and when she announced she was going to bed, with the hopes that he would join her, he only said, "Sleep tight my little raggamuffin." She had no idea what his facination with that machine was. She did NOT find it so intriguing. Other than a few emails from the Ladies Senior Bingo Extravaganzas, not much else interested her on that damn machine. Every "day after" Hugh spent most of the night online, the keyboard letters seemed to be even MORE faded, making it hard for Louise to answer Blanche over on 62nd Avenue. She was not a "by memory typist," but instead a "two finger pecker." Yes, Hughes pleasures had left their keyboard AND mouse, in an unsightly wornographic state.

Etymology: Do I really need to explain?? *giggle*

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wish I'd thought of that - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 12:00:00

metrohumanx Good one, Lumie! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:02:00

Wow! You guys are quick! I was just finishing up my editing of typos and things! Yeah...Hugh...reminds me of my sister's son, who is now 23 but was about 13 at the time...she would be in bed, and he was STILL on the computer. When she would shout from her bedroom, "You still on that thing?" he would calmly, say back, "Yeah Mom...I'm in the Christian chat room." *ha* When she told the hub and I that, we bit out tongues...almost to blood...ha...until we got in the car. :) - lumina, 2008-10-17: 12:13:00

Great word...me the cynic would have been very suspicious of a 13 year old boy in a Christian chat room...possible but unlikely! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:20:00

metrohumanx Now he could claim he was verbotomizing. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:43:00

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Clickopecia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klikəpēshēə

Sentence: It’s good for Bill that he’s a touch typist. He has worn most of the letters off of the keys on his keyboard. His mouse has a bad case of clickopecia, a bald spot caused by excessive clicking.

Etymology: click (an act of pressing a mouse button) + alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness)

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Scuffleboard

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: skuff-ul-bord

Sentence: his penchant for using the W A S D keys to control pacman were resulting in a serious case of scuffleboard

Etymology: scuff, key board, shuffleboard

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missed this one yesterday - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-21: 06:02:00

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Geekpolish

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: geek + polish

Sentence: Judging by the geekpolish on Jimmy's laptop, he had been spending a bit too much time on Facebook.

Etymology: Not to be confused with my Eastern European roots (geek Polish)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-15: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James