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Frayhem

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: fray/hem

Sentence: Frayhem ensued at the dry cleaners when the Armani suit got caught in the shredder.

Etymology: fray + mayhem + hem

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COMMENTS:

It's always nice to see something a little bit different! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:19:00

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Scintillattrition

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: sin-till-AH-tri-shun

Sentence: Upon pressing the delete key, Pam's eyes glazed with an uneasy scintillattrition.

Etymology: scintilla: a speck, shred or particle attrition: a wearing down or regret for sin arising from fear of retribution

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Enshredful

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: en-shred-ful

Sentence: Joanna's enshredful moment only brought harsh memories of her overdue Cola presentation.

Etymology: shred, full, en(prefix)

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COMMENTS:

Interesting etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:16:00

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Axits

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Axe its

Sentence: Shwreck opened the shredder to show me the scads of little axe blades, swinging up and down the documents, turning them into axits. Too late, I realized that monster Shwreck, with his weapon the shredder, had axited the file the boss wanted immediately. The Boss, Mr Haxle, was not amused when I dumped the axits in his in-box. My axiety was justified. I got the ax!

Etymology: AXES to BITS creates AXITS. Documents AXITED, (verb play on exited, permanently), create AXIETY, that anxiety caused when needed documents no longer exist, except as axits.

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Contriteration

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kən-trĭt'ə-rā'shən

Sentence: "Save changes?" The question seems innocuous, but the slip of the mouse that leads to a "no" answer can result in overwhelming contriteration.

Etymology: contrite (remorseful, penitent) + obliteration (destruction without a trace; annihilation)

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COMMENTS:

I'll be using mouse slips ... clever way to express it! Your word expresses not only the meaning, but the feeling, too. Double Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:11:00

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Fraglamentation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: frag/lamen/tay/shun

Sentence: Sally was filled with fraglamentation when her designer scarf got caught up with the documents she was attempting to shred.

Etymology: fragmentation + lament

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Inadvertentectomyangst

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ad vert ent ekt omee angst

Sentence: Although it bothered her a lot, Hilary Hack had no choice but to do it. Her Hockey Star cheating boyfriend, Randy Gote had been caught with his pants down, again. She had warned him of the consequences the last time, but apparently he did not take her seriously. When she had caught him, she revved up the old Black & Decker in a fit of jealous rage and told him afterwords that the only Hockey Team he could try out for now was the Castor Raiders. Still, she was overcome with a feeling of inadvertentectomyangst...because his days of body-checking and stick-handling were over.

Etymology: Inadvertent (accidental;by chance) & -ectomy (suffix for surgical removal/incision of something to eliminate it) & Angst (an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety)

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COMMENTS:

....aaaaggghhhhh..... I wanted to use "ectomy"! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-14: 10:33:00

freiflug after listening to the word for 3 minutes straight, it surely does sound like "in every tent tom yanks". sublime messages you are delivering? - freiflug, 2010-05-14: 13:18:00

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Demolanguish

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DEM eul ANG gwish

Sentence: I am now left to my demolanguish as I witness the destruction I have caused.

Etymology: anguish or angst: mental suffering or stress demolish: destroy something languish: the withering away of or deterioration of something

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Remorris

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree mor ris

Sentence: When Judy accidentally killed her boyfriend with a chain saw, she was filled with remorris. His name was Morris Code, and many thought she was smart to have finally broken the Morris Code.

Etymology: Remorse ( a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)& Morris (male name)

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Oopsiraze

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Oops-see-ray-z

Sentence: Growing tired of the junk e-mails he got from his boss about their weekly meetings, Ben would just delete them. But last week, Ben's boss sent his flight itinerary for their very important business trip to Paris and when asked if he printed it, he realized he oopsirazed the e-mail to his recycle bin.

Etymology: Combination of "Oops" - used typically to express mild apology, suprise or dismay; and "Raze" - to destroy to the ground

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Chuckling over how your etymology fooled me ... was thinking oops-erase. Oops is such a great word ... brings out the child in all of us. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:33:00

metrohumanx I concur. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:09:00

petaj oopsidaisy and oopsiraze - petaj, 2008-12-31: 02:13:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-05: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by an anonymous donor. Thank you! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-14: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

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