Vote for the best verboticism.

'But I was just double-clicking'

DEFINITION: n., The anger and frustration that grows out of an unsatisfying, unfulfilling or unpredictable relationship one has with an electronic device, especially a computer. v. intr., To be trapped in a passive-aggressive, codependency with a computer.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Vexnology

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: veks/NA/la/gee

Sentence: Wanda became unbalanced when dealing with vexnology.

Etymology: vex+technology

Vote For | Comments and Points

Silicontempt

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: silicon + contempt

Vote For | Comments and Points

Codedependence

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kōddəpendənsē

Sentence: ”I love you. I hate you. I’d like to trash you. I can’t survive without you.” This codedependence is enough to drive Tim crazy. He says he’d like to get away from his e-vices but sleeps with his smart phone clutched tightly in his fist.

Etymology: code (program instructions) + codependence (excessive emotional or psychological reliance)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Electropsychosis

Created by: kmartinmt

Pronunciation: el-lec-tro-psych-os-is

Sentence: Ellen was afraid she might have the electronic disease, electropsychosis.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Psycholectronic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sigh - ko - lec - tron - ik

Sentence: Every day Veronica went totally psycholectronic while dealing with her computer. She was constantly frustrated and angry when it locked up or she could not figure out how to do something but in the end, she kept turning it on every day because it had really become her best friend.

Etymology: Psychotic (a person afflicted with psychosis: amental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted) + Electronic (Usually refers to something that is available via the computer).

Vote For | Comments and Points

Pcdoff

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: peesed/off

Sentence: My computer never fails to get me pcdoff.

Etymology: pc + pissed off

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Very clever ... roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 19:34:00

Hilarious, left-field, clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 23:30:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Loveandatarelationship

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Luv-an-data-ree-lay-shun-ship

Sentence: Jane's computer really drove her mad sometimes, but when it went in for repair for a few days, she realised it was a loveandatarelationship as she just couldn't live without it.

Etymology: Twist on love and hate relationship

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

When I first looked at the word in the list, I read it as loveanddatErelationship and was e-xpecting a sentence about those datE-matching websites! When I clicked on your word and read the sentence, I took a second and better look at the word. Finally saw it was datA not datE in the middle! My eyes and mind need e-mprovement! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 13:56:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Aclikshun

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əˈclik shən

Sentence: PeeCee has a serious aclikshun. As much as she hates it, she just can't separate herself from her computer. She has given up eating breakfast to play some silly little online word game every morning. She was so aclikted that she has lost the ability to talk to anybody face-to-face. She tried to sign up for a computer-aclikshun class but couldn't get her calendar program to work correctly. Last weekend, while having dinner with her kids, Doc and Giffer, she placed her order by e-mail. Thank goodness for Wi-Fi. She had trouble accepting her divorce from Mac until he sent the papers to her as a .pdf file.

Etymology: addiction (the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity) + click (in computing, an act of pressing a mouse button)+ shun (persistently avoid, ignore, or reject)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

And here I sit clicking and typing. :-) - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-21: 06:46:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-21: 10:15:00

Delightful creation! I will grin and think of you everytime I use it! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 12:35:00

Acliktic word! - Nosila, 2008-11-21: 23:16:00

DaddyNewt rolls off the tongue - DaddyNewt, 2008-11-22: 00:09:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Compunion

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: comp-you-n-yun

Sentence: Smoothperators have smooth-running computers. Glitchyputers turn them into bitchyperators. There is such a love/hate compunion between man and machines!

Etymology: The union of you and your computer.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Macadementia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/ah/dee/men/shia

Sentence: I was driven into macadementia by my aging mac. It turned from being user friendly into Hal from 2001.

Etymology: mac(computer) + dementia(mental deterioration caused by mac) + macadamia (type of nut)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Ah nuts! You cracked me up with this one! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 06:45:00

Cracking word!! (pun intended) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-30: 10:17:00

walnut always encouraged acorny comment is almond always appreciated - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-30: 10:45:00

Macadamias: a hard nut to crack! Ps: also known as the Queensland nut, Maroochi nut. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:29:00

Aah, Queensland nuts..... I've cracked many in my time using my grandfather's vice under the house, a hammer and a dent in a cement works except when the nut shoots sideways at lightning speed (watch out onlookers!), but I'm set up well these days because I have a nutcracker designed by a Queenslander specially to deal with those tough shells. Super word! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 23:54:00

Ah! Excellent word! Sounds like it could really make it to the DSM-V ! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:47:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by Silveryaspen. Thank you Silveryaspen. ~ James

bananabender - 2008-01-30: 08:22:00
Great definition Silveryaspen. You definately pressed our buttons with this one! So many clever and funny verboticisms and sentences. Still chuckling!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-09-01: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Silveryaspen. Thank you Silveryaspen. ~ James