Verboticism: Mouseketear

'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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Boursoflypord

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: bor-SO-FLY-POORD

Sentence: Felix had many boursoflypords on his keyboard.

Etymology: french 'boursouflure' for blister, + type + keyboard

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Pointopecia

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: point-o-pee-zia

Sentence: Sam scrolled through the entire Boingboing archive until his pointer had mouse pattern pointopecia.

Etymology: alopecia (baldness, pointer (pointing device)

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Erodency

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: i-ROHD-uh n-see

Sentence: Bob lived in constant state of click-button erodency with an abrashining mouse and a repitritious keyboard.

Etymology: Blend of "E" for a system of world-wide electronic communication;as in email etc., RODENT: from Mod.L. rodentia, the order name, from L. rodentem (nom. rodens), prp. of rodere "to gnaw, eat away," like a "mouse" and CY: state or condition.

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:52:00

Good one!! - TJayzz, 2008-10-17: 14:17:00

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Skidzak

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SKIDZ-ack

Sentence: Rhoda's formica desktop developed an unsightly SKIDZAK which attested to her many hours of click-and-dragging...she had already worn out several Kevlar mousepads and worn a groove in her pathetic trackball. A digitransplant cured her carping tunnel syndrome, but she could never tolerate an unsightly SKIDZAK in her "work" area. However, she DID have 200+ verboticisms under her belt, so her life was not a TOTAL loss.

Etymology: SKID:to slide without rotating (as a wheel held from turning while a vehicle moves onward);perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skīth stick of wood.....ERZAK:to repeatedly snap one's fingers onto someone's head, resulting in a nagging pain and lingering paranoia.

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metrohumanx That's ONE disturbed-lookig rodentette. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 06:13:00

metrohumanx Copy and paste-copy and paste.... - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 06:18:00

metrohumanx Please excuse me if i tend to ramble on ond on, especially in the nob-editable "comments" area, but i have become addicted to Verbotomizing, and until an appropriate 12-step group crops up here in the hinterlands of the foothills, i guess you'll just have to put up with my excessive copying-and-pasting, since i am a 2-fingered typist with a Verbotomonkey on his back. Until I can have it surgically removed, you can just skip over all my inane comments and get down to the real Funkadelic verbotomisms which other more enlightened folks with less time on their hands and gobs of self-control have created. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:45:00

metrohumanx It's like the dyslexic atheist once said: There IS no dog. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 09:54:00

artr and the dyslexic Christian said. I was meant to be a bit backwards. It's the way doG made me. - artr, 2008-10-17: 10:58:00

that's my favorite part of verbotomy - the dialdog...keep up the rambling metro - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:57:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Jab...it certainly makes the daze pass quickly. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:01:00

So, Metro...are you waiting for a Verbotolobotomy before you can quit?? - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:16:00

metrohumanx I used to think i'd quit once i became the top verbotomist, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen anytime soon...and besides, i'm having too much fun in the wee hours of the morning. I've developed a strange fondness for all you guys, and even though you're scattered far and wide, my simplified brain has formed little images of each of you, however erroneous these images may be. Little facets of your endearing personalities shine through each verboticism and make each revealing "sentence" more poignant and interesting. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:37:00

Great stuff, Metro - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:43:00

metrohumanx Thanks, O-bob. Eight hours and fifteen minutes to go..... - metrohumanx, 2008-10-19: 15:46:00

metrohumanx Does living closer to the Greenwich Meridian give one an unfair "jump" on the daily word? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-19: 15:48:00

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Keyrode

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: key rode

Sentence: When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn't tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion.

Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc...in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish.

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Great word: great debut! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00

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Rebaretetive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rub-BEAR-tet-if

Sentence: Bobby was such an intensive computer user that his two week old keyboard had rebaretetives where the letters used to be.

Etymology: rub + repetitive + bare

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Keyrosion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: key-ro-shun

Sentence: Maxine was shiftwrecked due to keyrosion. Her computer was spacebarred and pitted, her mousepooped from exhaustion and she was becoming debilitated from numberless keystrokes. She was all keyed up about it when it clicked in her mind that she was simply board with her life. She worried that she had become typecast, spending every day wading in the typingpool for her shift to come in. Maxine realized at that moment that she had spent too much time backspacing away from her dreams of adventure and romance, so she decided to correct the error. She used her trusty keyboard one last time to type up her letter of resignation and booked herself on the next cruise to the islands.

Etymology: key: lever that operated a mechanism when depress as in the keys of a keyboard + erosion: wearing away or pitting caused by natural processes such as abrasion, grinding or chemical means or overuse

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Wornographic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: worn/u/graf/ic

Sentence: Once again Louise went to bed alone. Hugh had already been on the computer for two hours, and when she announced she was going to bed, with the hopes that he would join her, he only said, "Sleep tight my little raggamuffin." She had no idea what his facination with that machine was. She did NOT find it so intriguing. Other than a few emails from the Ladies Senior Bingo Extravaganzas, not much else interested her on that damn machine. Every "day after" Hugh spent most of the night online, the keyboard letters seemed to be even MORE faded, making it hard for Louise to answer Blanche over on 62nd Avenue. She was not a "by memory typist," but instead a "two finger pecker." Yes, Hughes pleasures had left their keyboard AND mouse, in an unsightly wornographic state.

Etymology: Do I really need to explain?? *giggle*

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wish I'd thought of that - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 12:00:00

metrohumanx Good one, Lumie! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:02:00

Wow! You guys are quick! I was just finishing up my editing of typos and things! Yeah...Hugh...reminds me of my sister's son, who is now 23 but was about 13 at the time...she would be in bed, and he was STILL on the computer. When she would shout from her bedroom, "You still on that thing?" he would calmly, say back, "Yeah Mom...I'm in the Christian chat room." *ha* When she told the hub and I that, we bit out tongues...almost to blood...ha...until we got in the car. :) - lumina, 2008-10-17: 12:13:00

Great word...me the cynic would have been very suspicious of a 13 year old boy in a Christian chat room...possible but unlikely! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:20:00

metrohumanx Now he could claim he was verbotomizing. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:43:00

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Rubburnished

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rəbbərnishd

Sentence: Allan never was a touch typist. His life became that much more difficult when he discovered that his heavy use had rubburnished the printed letters off the keys on his keyboard. What he has saved by not replacing the keyboard he has spent on sharpie markers.

Etymology: rub (move one*s hand or a cloth repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something with firm pressure) + burnished (polish something, esp. metal by rubbing) a distant cousin of rug burn

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Nakey

Created by: giIIyp

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Which key is that? N? M? I never know, they are both so nakey.

Etymology: I do not know why, but I wear out the N and M keys - my naked keys.

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