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Deletumtremens

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

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COMMENTS:

Tongue twister of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:30:00

metrohumanx Nice construct. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:10:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:39:00

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Shredderdreader

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shredərdredər

Sentence: Several years ago Millie was shredding her usual batch of junk mail when she spotted Ed McMahon’s smiling face in the teeth of the paper chomper. Too late! Convinced that she had lost the chance of a lifetime to be a millionaire, she has become a shredderdreader, refusing to throw away any mail. The accumulation now occupies every nook of her small apartment. She eats only cold meals because lighting the stove would surely start a fire. The microwave was crushed by a pile of paper several months ago. Things are suddenly looking up for Millie. She has the opportunity to make some serious coin being featured in the new reality show, Hoarders. Thanks, Ed.

Etymology: shredder (a machine or other device for shredding something, esp. documents) + dreader(someone who anticipates with great apprehension or fear)

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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-i-teer-ee-uhs

Sentence: Abigail was absolutely deletearious over her inadvertent deletions of important emails and documtents.

Etymology: A play on the word 'deleterious'....harmful or destructive...adding 'tears'.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:21:00

Embedding one word in another is not easy. Exceptionally well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:10:00

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Destrue

calculon

Created by: calculon

Pronunciation: 'dest-ROO

Sentence: Phillipa destrued her gift receipt, upon noticing that her newly-purchased pom-pom tuque clashed with her leather jacket, her stiletto-heels, and her carefully-constructed self-image as a no-nonsense corporate attorney.

Etymology: From "Destroy" or "Destruction", it's sad but it's true, and "Rue" - to regret, or wish to undo.

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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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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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Shredpidation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: shred-pih-day-shun

Sentence: Julie felt a nanosecond of shredpidation before pulverizing her ex-boyfriend's lottery check. So sad he didn't leave a forwarding address.

Etymology: shred, trepidation

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COMMENTS:

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:56:00

Ah, we've all felt this one! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:40:00

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Shregret

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation: shreg - ret

Sentence: I shregretted my bank statement

Etymology: To shred and regret

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COMMENTS:

Simple and right to the point! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:04:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-05: 17:55:00

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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-eh-TEER-eyuss

Sentence: Shannon was deletearious when she realized she had shredded some old love letters by mistake, she cried for hours and was absolutely beside herself.

Etymology: Blend of 'delete' (to eliminate especially by blotting out, cutting out, or erasing) and 'tear' (fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as the result of emotion, esp. grief)....a play on the word 'deleterious' (Having a harmful effect; injurious)

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Eliminanxious

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: iliməang(k)shəs

Sentence: Every time Trish sits down at her computer she fears that she will accidentally delete an important document that she can hardly do any work. She is so eliminanxious that she has a attaché full of thumb drives and CDs with back-ups of her data and stacks documents she has printed ”just in case”.

Etymology: elimination (completely remove or get rid of something) + anxious (experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness)

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Comments:

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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