Verboticism: Callousnickoff

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

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

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