Verboticism: Butterflinger

'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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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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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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Shredpidation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: shred-pih-day-shun

Sentence: Julie felt a nanosecond of shredpidation before pulverizing her ex-boyfriend's lottery check. So sad he didn't leave a forwarding address.

Etymology: shred, trepidation

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COMMENTS:

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:56:00

Ah, we've all felt this one! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:40:00

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Inshredulous

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sh reg yew lus

Sentence: she was totally inshredulous over what she had done. She had told werself over and over again "Left hand, letters from asshole ex-boyfriend. Right hand, winning lotto ticket". Over and over again....

Etymology: incredulous, shred.

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A lot of good words based on "shred" today. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:35:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:52:00

Incredibly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:42:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:35:00

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

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Schnippelangst

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Shh-nip-pull-ang-st

Sentence: The otherwise efficient receptionist's fetish for deleting "unwanted" e-mails, files and documents at the circumcision clinic, inevitably led to a mistake that erased the appointment schedule; causing her to mistakenly make a number of re-bookings for work that had already been done! Leaving her with a permenant case of shnippelangst

Etymology: Orig;German - Schnippeln (To delete) / Angst (Fear)

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Sure glad you put the etymologym, cause the nippel in the middle was really baffling! Uber originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:45:00

Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:47:00

Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:47:00

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Annihipression

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /an-i-hi-pre-shen/

Sentence: As the first fat flies began to buzz around the bloody body and brain chunks, Dorothy dimly wondered if dismembering Scarecrow with a chainsaw was really a good idea. “Well, he shouldn’t have finished his sentences with prepositions,” she thought to herself and felt a bit better. By the time her little car crossed into Kansas, the ANNIHIPRESSION she felt almost completely lifted and she was looking forward to seeing Mom and Dad again.

Etymology: ANNIHILATION – (fr. Old Fr.) complete destruction, to reduce to nothing; DEPRESSION - a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencie

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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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Vaporrythmia

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: VAY-pore-ryth-MEE-uh

Sentence: Mad Shirley experienced a mild attack of VAPORRYTHMIA after she impulsively killed her investment banker and left his atomized carcass in the woods, unburied. "Oh well!" she thought..."A buzzard's gotta eat...same as a worm." Now THAT'S executive compensation.

Etymology: VAPORize+arRYTHMIA=VAPORRYTHMIA........VAPORIZE:to cause to become dissipated or irrevocably and eternally destroyed by or as if by converting into vapor,to cause to become dissipated or damaged,( F.U.B.A.R.);Middle English vapour, from Anglo-French vapor, from Latin, steam, vapor.....ARRYTHMIA:an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force;New Latin, from Greek, lack of rhythm, from arrhythmos unrhythmical, from a- + rhythmos rhythm.

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Awfully good...emphasis on the first word! - Nosila, 2008-12-30: 18:55:00

metrohumanx Awfully? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:23:00

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