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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Inadvertentectomyangst

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ad vert ent ekt omee angst

Sentence: Although it bothered her a lot, Hilary Hack had no choice but to do it. Her Hockey Star cheating boyfriend, Randy Gote had been caught with his pants down, again. She had warned him of the consequences the last time, but apparently he did not take her seriously. When she had caught him, she revved up the old Black & Decker in a fit of jealous rage and told him afterwords that the only Hockey Team he could try out for now was the Castor Raiders. Still, she was overcome with a feeling of inadvertentectomyangst...because his days of body-checking and stick-handling were over.

Etymology: Inadvertent (accidental;by chance) & -ectomy (suffix for surgical removal/incision of something to eliminate it) & Angst (an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety)

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COMMENTS:

....aaaaggghhhhh..... I wanted to use "ectomy"! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-14: 10:33:00

freiflug after listening to the word for 3 minutes straight, it surely does sound like "in every tent tom yanks". sublime messages you are delivering? - freiflug, 2010-05-14: 13:18:00

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Shredgitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: shred jit ate

Sentence: Nathalie had found her new boyfriend in a compromising position with his teenage lover. Of course, she lost no time in revving up her chain saw and dispensing of the guilty parties. She did shredgitate a bit because, in hindsight, on such short notice, where else would she find another date for the New Year's Eve bash she had booked and a babysitter for her 6 kids? It was inshredulous that she might spend such a special day in jail!!!

Etymology: Shred(a tiny or scarcely detectable amount; tear into shreds) & Agitate (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance;the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

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COMMENTS:

Was surprised there was no reference to the most famous shredding incident of all time, Watergate. Luv shredigate! Do you ever wonder how much shredding is part of office politics, too? - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:40:00

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Slashtrastify

Created by: janefitzsimmons

Pronunciation: slash - trast -tiff -ee

Sentence: As a walked into the residence seeing the blood and paper shreds, I was presented with an extreme case of slashtrastify.

Etymology: I know that slash isn't the same as shredding, but it's close enough.

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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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Vexspunge

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vek spunj

Sentence: Cynthia's decison to delete Herman from her life by chainsaw filled her with vexspunge...until the next cute guy came along and she got her blades sharpened.

Etymology: Vex (disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress) & Expunge (remove by erasing or crossing out)

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Oblitabummer

Created by: gelsomina17

Pronunciation: oh-bli-tuh-bummer

Sentence: Marion had a bad case of oblitabummer after she deleted the guest list for her 21st birthday party.

Etymology: obliterate + bummer

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Viva La Strada! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:02:00

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Eliminanxious

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: iliməang(k)shəs

Sentence: Every time Trish sits down at her computer she fears that she will accidentally delete an important document that she can hardly do any work. She is so eliminanxious that she has a attaché full of thumb drives and CDs with back-ups of her data and stacks documents she has printed ”just in case”.

Etymology: elimination (completely remove or get rid of something) + anxious (experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness)

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Frayhem

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: fray/hem

Sentence: Frayhem ensued at the dry cleaners when the Armani suit got caught in the shredder.

Etymology: fray + mayhem + hem

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COMMENTS:

It's always nice to see something a little bit different! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:19:00

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Axits

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Axe its

Sentence: Shwreck opened the shredder to show me the scads of little axe blades, swinging up and down the documents, turning them into axits. Too late, I realized that monster Shwreck, with his weapon the shredder, had axited the file the boss wanted immediately. The Boss, Mr Haxle, was not amused when I dumped the axits in his in-box. My axiety was justified. I got the ax!

Etymology: AXES to BITS creates AXITS. Documents AXITED, (verb play on exited, permanently), create AXIETY, that anxiety caused when needed documents no longer exist, except as axits.

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