Verboticism: Groundrues

'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

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Groundrues

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ground - roos

Sentence: Heidi ran the accounting firm's chop shop. You had to be very nice to her, or she would use her shredder's axes, on more than the big cheeses' official litter! If you upset her, she'd zoom into your office, and run off with your account books, then feed them to her cutting-edge machinery! She'd deliver the groundrues to them, turning the once cocky accountants into cowering little groundruesters, as the IRS swooped down on them.

Etymology: Ground - past tense of grind, an action that chops things into small bits. Rue: to regret.

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Pulpitation

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pulp-per-TEY-shun

Sentence: Little did the young reverend know that datastrophe dangled above him like damoclean sword, as he mistakenly shredded, and pulped the last dirty document from the Archbishop’s 666 boxes of private pornographic papers. But when he heard a ranting, raving, roaring, purple-robed, crimson-faced figure storming towards him, he fell to his knees in prayer. And as he prayed, his thoughts were only of the Archbishop’s pornografia, including the sincunabula he had unwittingly pulped, so much so that his pulpitations became so strong that he thought that his heart was a about to leap from his chest. Looking to the heavens for comfort all he could see were the church walls with Michelangelo’s face staring back at him. Resorting to scripture, he yelled out in panic, "It‘s the "Textasy and Datagony. Textilence, perhaps - in the Archbihop's case, sextilence - is upon the land; Infogeddon is at hand."

Etymology: Blend of PULP: to reduce to pulp, destroy, crush; PALPITATION: to throb, flutter like the rapid beating of the heart when excited, anxious, nervous, etc; and, in this case, PULPIT.

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COMMENTS:

petaj Was it an apse in concentration? or was he just a nave? No doubt he aSPIRED to a higher existence. - petaj, 2008-03-05: 05:13:00

I assume its pulpiataion fiction! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:23:00

pulpitation fiction! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:24:00

another good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 11:05:00

Datastrophe is right up there with pulpitation! Great sentence and verboticisms! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:31:00

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Destrue

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Created by: calculon

Pronunciation: 'dest-ROO

Sentence: Phillipa destrued her gift receipt, upon noticing that her newly-purchased pom-pom tuque clashed with her leather jacket, her stiletto-heels, and her carefully-constructed self-image as a no-nonsense corporate attorney.

Etymology: From "Destroy" or "Destruction", it's sad but it's true, and "Rue" - to regret, or wish to undo.

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Mishabolish

Created by: brasstax82

Pronunciation: miss-haa-ball-ish

Sentence: Realizing too late that it WAS in fact her bra in the back seat of her BF's car, jenny quickly regretted her little mishabolish.

Etymology: Mishap: An unfortunate accident Abolish: To put an end to. Slang often used in many prominent law firms, political offices, and Energy company board meetings.

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Kerpoof

Created by: nickhole

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was nearly done with my thesis when my cat unplugged my laptop and kerpoofed my essay.

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Demolanguish

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DEM eul ANG gwish

Sentence: I am now left to my demolanguish as I witness the destruction I have caused.

Etymology: anguish or angst: mental suffering or stress demolish: destroy something languish: the withering away of or deterioration of something

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Enshredful

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: en-shred-ful

Sentence: Joanna's enshredful moment only brought harsh memories of her overdue Cola presentation.

Etymology: shred, full, en(prefix)

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COMMENTS:

Interesting etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:16:00

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Mishredread

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: miss - shred - dread

Sentence: Mona didn't mean to destroy everything in sight. In fact, she often felt mishredread after she went on one of her "rampages". When she was upset, she destroyed things that she would later regret or need. She was known to use shredders, knives, chainsaws, graters, swords or any other shred-capable object within reach. "I need help" she thought after she inflicted shred on her beloved Beanie Baby collection. Tobasco, Ruff and Mew now lay in a big pile of fluff and Mona sat down to cry.

Etymology: Miss (fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;be without) + Shred (tear into shreds or pieces) + Dread (apprehension: fearful expectation or anticipation)

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Fraglamentation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: frag/lamen/tay/shun

Sentence: Sally was filled with fraglamentation when her designer scarf got caught up with the documents she was attempting to shred.

Etymology: fragmentation + lament

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Afrayed

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: afraid

Sentence: Ben was completely frazzled and kept pulling at his necktie. His boss rushed in and asked, "Are you able to present the report at this afternoon's general meeting?" No, I'm afrayed knot." said Ben. "It was just here near the shredder when i last saw it."

Etymology: afraid + frayed (tattered)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 11:06:00

Sentences with a truly great pun, are always amazingly good fun! Excellent choice of words, excellently blended. Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:08:00

petaj thanks muchly, i should have included affray in the etymology too. - petaj, 2008-03-06: 03:47:00

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