Verboticism: Keypetitive

'Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.'

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hard + ware + ware

Sentence: Merril's heavy handed use of his keyboard and mouse created an abundance of hardwarewear, leaving worn spots on the mouse buttons and many of the keyboard keys blank.

Etymology: Hardware and wear

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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hard-wair-wair

Sentence: Scranton's keyboard, mouse and mouse pad all bore excessive hardwarewear that included shiny mouse buttons, scuffed mouse pad, keys and space bar worn completely thru from excessive gaming and keyboarding.

Etymology: Blend of hardware and wear

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Annoyputer

Created by: patrick12345

Pronunciation: anoi/puter

Sentence: He was searching google when his mouse stoped working for the 50th time he was very annoyputer

Etymology: annoying+part of a computer

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Hypermouseration

Created by: mvandyke

Pronunciation: hyper-mouse-er-ation

Sentence: One could easily see the tell tale signs of 'hypermouseration' in Kathies work station.

Etymology:

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Abrashine

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: uh-BREY-shahyn

Sentence: Bob lived in canescrapent, click-button cyberia with mice that abrashined, remote controls with repitritus and gnawhite-spotted screens.

Etymology: Abrashine:abrasion:scraped spot or area & shine 2.Repitritus (repitition & detritus) 3. Gnawhite:(gnaw: eat away & white) 4. Cyberia:from "Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace" by Doug Rushkoff. 5.Canescrapent:greyish white & scrape.

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poor Bob, what a grind - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-20: 14:17:00

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Recurscore

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: ri-kur-skohr

Sentence: The mouse attached to that old PC was used so much that there was a recurscore on the left button. It was the exact shape of my finger tip.

Etymology: Recur: Latin recurrere - to occur again + Score: Middle English scoren - to make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.

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Lapopecia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lap o peesh eeya

Sentence: Margo used her laptop 24-7. She took it everywhere with her...shopping;while in transit;waiting in line ups;at meals;watching tv;while visiting with people and heck, even at work. People thought she must have a very important position and could not miss a minute of contact with her office. In fact, Margo was addicted to on-line gambling and had used her laptop so much, that she had worn down all the surfaces of the keys and touchpad until her machine developed lapopecia. When her shrink saw that she was using her laptop during her therapy session, he immediately called for an intervention. He used a new treatment called a lapendectomy, where her laptop would be permanently removed. This procedure would not restore the surfaces on her laptop keys, but at least it would help staunch the fiscal hemmorraging to her bank account.

Etymology: Laptop (a portable computer small enough to use in your lap) & Alopecia (baldness;loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers or covering; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments)

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Clickopecia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klikəpēshēə

Sentence: It’s good for Bill that he’s a touch typist. He has worn most of the letters off of the keys on his keyboard. His mouse has a bad case of clickopecia, a bald spot caused by excessive clicking.

Etymology: click (an act of pressing a mouse button) + alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness)

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Callousnickoff

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Cal-us-nik-off

Sentence: Tony's superfast typing not only sounded like rapid gunfire, it also left little callousnickoffs all over her keyboard.

Etymology: Callous (skin made tough and thick through wear) + nick (an impression in a surface) + off, combined to sound like the kalishnikoff gun.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Do you believe in the right to arm bears? I do :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:05:00

metrohumanx Very clever, Astorey! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:06:00

Shoot! That's a good calibre word! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:30:00

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Geekpolish

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: geek + polish

Sentence: Judging by the geekpolish on Jimmy's laptop, he had been spending a bit too much time on Facebook.

Etymology: Not to be confused with my Eastern European roots (geek Polish)

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