Verboticism: Mimeogaffe

'Wow! Look what my grandpa gave me!'

DEFINITION: n. An old media format that is no longer popular or easily accessible, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes or stone tablets. v. To try to access data stored in an old-fashioned media format, especially it requires the use archaic technology and/or protocols.

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Mimeogaffe

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: mim-ee-oh-gaff

Sentence: Humphrey inserted the floppy disk and cranked the handle, but to know avail. He sighed in disappointment, realizing that he may never know what a graph of a mimeo looked like. His mimeograph was nothing more than a mimeogaffe.

Etymology: mimeograph, gaffe

Points: 638

Comments: Mimeogaffe

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-14: 14:06:00
how sad but how true - A young guest tried to use an old rotary dial phone at our house and just kept pushing their fingers into the holes to no avail

silveryaspen - 2008-03-14: 18:34:00
Another walk down byte-gone ways! Great word play! Very nicely done!

Nosila - 2008-03-14: 23:02:00
Sadly, I used a mimeograph and no one knows what I'm talking about (as usual).