Verboticism: Shredxiety

'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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Lostalgia

Created by: Autolupus

Pronunciation: los-tal' ji-ə

Sentence: She realised what she'd done, she'd deleted his number! Now all that was left was an empty pang of lostalgia.

Etymology: [O.E.&Gr. losian, to be a loss & algos, pain.]

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COMMENTS:

Portraying this aspect is very nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:21:00

excellent start - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 15:51:00

Yep, I love it! Reminds me of shredding the 10-year-old divorce papers. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:34:00

kashman Brilliant... - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:42:00

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Docuotomy

Created by: jaehawk

Pronunciation: doc-u-ot-o-me

Sentence: When Donna mistakenly shredded Keith's term paper, she committed an accidental docuotomy.

Etymology: Docu- n(1950): report paper. otomy v[L,fr.Gk to remove]

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Shredderfretter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shredərfretər

Sentence: It happened to him once. Fred shredded an important document. From that point forward Fred was a shredderfretter. He was afraid to shred anything for the fear that it could happen again. His office was so full of paper that his coworkers didn't know if he was in there or not.

Etymology: shredder (a machine or other device for shredding something, esp. documents) + fretter (someone who is constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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COMMENTS:

Another nice one that rolls off the tongue and plops on the floor. :) - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-30: 04:33:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-12-30: 23:35:00

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Butterflinger

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdɚˌflɪŋgɚ/

Sentence: I am not really a butterflinger; it's just that I first accidentally dropped an important file into the recycle bin, then clicked the "empty recycle bin" item while trying to open the bin to get it back, and finally panicked and clicked "yes" when my computer asked me if that was what I really wanted to do. It's really Microsoft's fault for making it so easy to permanently delete documents.

Etymology: from butter(fing)er + fling

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COMMENTS:

I tried to use one of those fancy pieces of software to recover the data from the hard drive, but I accidentally wrote zeros to every bit on the disk. Then I spilled corrosive acid and lighter fluid on it, set it on fire while trying to ascertain the damage with a candle, and mistakenly hit it with a sledgehammer 40 times. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:32:00

I actually did destroy a hard drive with a sledgehammer once, but that was on purpose. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:33:00

another migraine moment - I do like your word today - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:44:00

Luv butterflingers ... maybe because that's what mine are! It's a great one letter change to blend two words into a really funny, but very apt, exceptional verboticism! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:27:00

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Oopsiraze

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Oops-see-ray-z

Sentence: Growing tired of the junk e-mails he got from his boss about their weekly meetings, Ben would just delete them. But last week, Ben's boss sent his flight itinerary for their very important business trip to Paris and when asked if he printed it, he realized he oopsirazed the e-mail to his recycle bin.

Etymology: Combination of "Oops" - used typically to express mild apology, suprise or dismay; and "Raze" - to destroy to the ground

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling over how your etymology fooled me ... was thinking oops-erase. Oops is such a great word ... brings out the child in all of us. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:33:00

metrohumanx I concur. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:09:00

petaj oopsidaisy and oopsiraze - petaj, 2008-12-31: 02:13:00

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Regrete

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: re/greet'/

Sentence: The realization that the wind had somehow blown her soon-to-be-ex-husband's tax documents out of the lockbox in the attic, down two flights of stairs, around the corner, into the office and right into the shredder filled her heart with awe. The fact that this should happen just as she was pressing the "shred" button, almost filled her heart with regrete.

Etymology: regret + delete

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COMMENTS:

Filled with regrete as she re-greets her ex! Nice use of exaggeration and irony! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:24:00

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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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Shregret

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation: shreg - ret

Sentence: I shregretted my bank statement

Etymology: To shred and regret

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COMMENTS:

Simple and right to the point! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:04:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-05: 17:55:00

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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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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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