Verboticism: Emorse

'Aaaaah!!! My finger slipped.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of regret and helplessness, which occurs once you realize that you have just sent out an erroneous email (i.e. one full of stupid mistakes). v., To send out an email and wish you hadn't.

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Created by: AetherSeed

Pronunciation: Ee-mahl-if-eyed

Sentence: When John accidentally sent pictures of the broken drain pipes in his house to his boss rather than his plumber via email, he was utterly emalified.

Etymology: A mix of 'email' and 'mal' (from 'malus', bad in Latin).

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: oops-ee-mail

Sentence: Jim sent an oopsiemail to his supervvisor and coworkers while composing a message to a match on eHarmony. It wasn't bad enough that he was caught using the company computer for personal use, but now everyone would know that he was using a dating service to find a girlfriend.

Etymology: oops(ie): an exclamation to express acknowledgement of a screw-up or mistake + email

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Created by: ReputedTart

Pronunciation: aw-krap-uh-tee

Sentence: One keystroke to the wrong person was all it took for my entire body to be paralized by awcrappity and my darkest secret to be known to the entire world.

Etymology: Aw crap!

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Created by: looseball




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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: suu ee sybe

Sentence: he committed career suicybe not by the content of his diatribe, but by the dreaded "reply to all" button.

Etymology: suicide cybe as in cyber


libertybelle i like this one! - libertybelle, 2007-12-05: 14:30:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-05: 16:16:00

Good one Galway! - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-05: 18:04:00


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Created by: psi4got

Pronunciation: rrrrrr mail

Sentence: As Bob closed the lid of his laptop he saw the sent confirmation flash on the screen. His face drained of blood and the errmail of his ways hit him fully in the chest. He hadn't noticed when his address book suggested the wrong name. His flaming email about his manager, instead of going to his friend Jim Goodguy, had gone to his boss James 'Jim' Hangnail. Before he took two steps out of his office his phone rang. To errmail is human but to undo would be divine.

Etymology: err: error. Also a sound in this case - "rrrrrr" mail - Referring, in this case, to the act of emailing.

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Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /ee-wail/

Sentence: I can't believe I sent that Ewail to my boss; then again, its not my fault his daughter posed for that picture...

Etymology: "email", "bewail" and/or "wail"

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Created by: Khikhob




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kətastrəfēmāl

Sentence: ”Why do they put the send button next to the delete button?” ”Why do they put the send button next to the delete button?” Jerry’s game of typing nastygrams to many of his friends, never intending to send them, blew up in his face last night. What damage control can there be for a catastrophemail sent to his boss calling her an ignorant, insipid cow? Somebody hacked his account? It was a joke? He was drugged? Today should be an interesting day at work.

Etymology: catastrophe (an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster) + email (messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oh nooo mayl

Sentence: Mr. Bill had composed an e-mail to vent his frustrations with his arch-enemy, Sluggo. Sluggo was a bully who tortured and maimed Mr. Bill regularly. When he got the venom off his chest and onto written format, he felt much better. Unfortunately, he accidentally pressed send and the ohnooomail was dispatched to Sluggo's computer. After he regained conciousness, Mr. Bill was full of e-comtrition and vowed to never use his e-mail for evil again.

Etymology: Oh noooo (regret;lament;remorse) & E-mail (communicate electronically on the computer) & Mr Bill (a Saturday Night Live play-doh character and cult figure whose catchphrase was oh noooo! as he met misfortune each week.)

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