Verboticism: Afrayed

'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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Contriteration

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kən-trĭt'ə-rā'shən

Sentence: "Save changes?" The question seems innocuous, but the slip of the mouse that leads to a "no" answer can result in overwhelming contriteration.

Etymology: contrite (remorseful, penitent) + obliteration (destruction without a trace; annihilation)

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COMMENTS:

I'll be using mouse slips ... clever way to express it! Your word expresses not only the meaning, but the feeling, too. Double Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:11:00

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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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Scintillattrition

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: sin-till-AH-tri-shun

Sentence: Upon pressing the delete key, Pam's eyes glazed with an uneasy scintillattrition.

Etymology: scintilla: a speck, shred or particle attrition: a wearing down or regret for sin arising from fear of retribution

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Delebiejeebies

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/lee/jee/beez

Sentence: With one keystroke, Jenny realized that she had eliminated four hours work and a most important document. She was overtaken by the delebiejeebies characterized by uncontrollable shaking and sweating.

Etymology: dele (to delete)+ heebie-jeebies (a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain)

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Rhyming syllables , great choice of words, fun blending, not only is the meaning evident, but the feeling it brings! Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:14:00

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Oopsolysisophobia

Created by: Ritalinda

Pronunciation: oop'-so-ly-sis'-o-pho'-bia

Sentence: The paper, all the paper, endless paper. They lawyers, all the lawyers, endless lawyers. The shredder--hours and hours at the shredder. So confusing, and out of Valium. Indeed, this was the prescription for an inevitable and intractable oopsolysisophobia.

Etymology: oops--comment associated with an accidental act. lysis--Greek term for separation or tearing. Phobia--an anxiety.

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Frayforall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fray/for/all

Sentence: The purchase of a new office shredder turned into a frayforall which, in the aftermath, left people scrambling to reassemble scraps of documents that were accidentally included.

Etymology: fray (shred) + free for all (chaos)

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Very sly ... the vivid image of people down on their knees and the play on prayforall! From sentence to word ... ingeniously done! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:55:00

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Deletumtremens

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

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Tongue twister of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:30:00

metrohumanx Nice construct. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:10:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:39:00

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Shreddedwhat

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: shred-ded-WAT

Sentence: Marvin, in his obsession to protect himself from identity fraud, commited a major shreddedWHAT when he realized his marriage liscense was in his pile of bank statements to be shredded. His wife gave the typical response to him when she exclaimed, "You shredded WHAT!?!"

Etymology: play on shredded wheat: cereal + exclamation WHAT!!

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Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:35:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:55:00

Serial shredders eliciting cries of shreddedwhat! Great pun = Great fun! This is a wonderful won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:51:00

Great! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:35:00

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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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Shredxiety

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: sh-red-zye-it-e

Sentence: The loss of the document inspired a visible layer of shredxiety amongst the cubicles, almost as though no one had heard of a backup file.

Etymology: shred+anxiety=shredxiety

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Oh how we've all been sorry we didn't have a back up file! Good sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:23:00

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