Verboticism: Fingerbald

'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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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hard + ware + ware

Sentence: Merril's heavy handed use of his keyboard and mouse created an abundance of hardwarewear, leaving worn spots on the mouse buttons and many of the keyboard keys blank.

Etymology: Hardware and wear

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Clickopecia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klikəpēshēə

Sentence: It’s good for Bill that he’s a touch typist. He has worn most of the letters off of the keys on his keyboard. His mouse has a bad case of clickopecia, a bald spot caused by excessive clicking.

Etymology: click (an act of pressing a mouse button) + alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness)

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Moniterosion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The price you pay for being on everyone's e-mail address book is that you are vulnerable to moniterosion.

Etymology:

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Clickeroded

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: klĭk-ə-rō'-dĭd

Sentence: Like that spot on my keyboard spacebar, and the spot on my mouse button where I always click it, the buttons on the remote control for Uncle Bill's old TV were were noticeably clickeroded.

Etymology: clicker (Slang term for a remote control, or controlling device) + eroded (Latin, érōdere - "worn away by abrasion")

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Fingerbald

Created by: ooogle

Pronunciation: Fing-ger-ball-d

Sentence: Can I get that fingerbald repainted too?

Etymology: n. Finger-Things on the end of your hands Bald-No hair Fingerbald-The shiny spot on the middle of the mousepad when you have been scrolling too much.

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Clickpit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klick - pit

Sentence: I realized I was spending entirely too much time on-line playing those escape the room games when my 3 month old laptop had already developed a clickpit in the touch-pad.

Etymology: click -action of operating a mouse or touchpad + pit - small divot caused by repeated friction.

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COMMENTS:

It has a satisfying sound to it. I like it. - astorey, 2008-10-17: 11:55:00

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Digilution

all4word

Created by: all4word

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The device has clear signs of digilution.

Etymology: digit and devolution or dilution

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Fingerwax

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The keyboard appeared old and a thin layer of fingerwax had been applied.

Etymology: finger + wax

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Keypetitive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kee/pet/i/tiv

Sentence: Because she didn't own a joystick, the letters 's' and 'l' disappeared from her keyboard by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game.

Etymology: key + repetitive

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COMMENTS:

nice - patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00

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