Verboticism: Hardwarewear

'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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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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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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Clickpit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klick - pit

Sentence: I realized I was spending entirely too much time on-line playing those escape the room games when my 3 month old laptop had already developed a clickpit in the touch-pad.

Etymology: click -action of operating a mouse or touchpad + pit - small divot caused by repeated friction.

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It has a satisfying sound to it. I like it. - astorey, 2008-10-17: 11:55:00

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Erodentia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: e rode dent sha

Sentence: When Gabby used her computer sll day long, year in, year out, it showed definite signs of erodentia. The poor mouse finally squeaked,croaked and died.

Etymology: e=electronic; Erode (wear away) and Rodentia (small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis)

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Mouseketear

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mouse/keh/tare

Sentence: Sally was so busy scrolling through ebay that she didn't notice that the mousekewear had swiftly become a mouseketear. Now she'd have to go back to WaltMart to pick up another one.

Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer

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Love it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-17: 06:41:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:34:00

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Boursoflypord

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: bor-SO-FLY-POORD

Sentence: Felix had many boursoflypords on his keyboard.

Etymology: french 'boursouflure' for blister, + type + keyboard

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Rubburnished

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rəbbərnishd

Sentence: Allan never was a touch typist. His life became that much more difficult when he discovered that his heavy use had rubburnished the printed letters off the keys on his keyboard. What he has saved by not replacing the keyboard he has spent on sharpie markers.

Etymology: rub (move one*s hand or a cloth repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something with firm pressure) + burnished (polish something, esp. metal by rubbing) a distant cousin of rug burn

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Clickitydip

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kli-kit-ee-dip

Sentence: My son's mouse has already developed a clickitydip - he's either been wearing sandpaper gloves or playing Warcraft way too much.

Etymology: click it, dip

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clickitydip barbatrick - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-20: 14:18:00

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Alopadcia

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /al-uh-pad-shee-uh/

Sentence: "Does your owner tap on you like a beast? are you losing your hair and colour? Do no wait anymore! STOP IT NOW!!! By using our brand new product called Aminexpad!!! Try it out, or you'll be out!

Etymology: ALOPADCIA. From Alopecia (loss of hair; baldness) + Pad

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:53:00

metrohumanx Zounds! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:22:00

Hair-iffic! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:25:00

clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:33:00

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