Verboticism: Callousnickoff

'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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Wornographic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: worn/u/graf/ic

Sentence: Once again Louise went to bed alone. Hugh had already been on the computer for two hours, and when she announced she was going to bed, with the hopes that he would join her, he only said, "Sleep tight my little raggamuffin." She had no idea what his facination with that machine was. She did NOT find it so intriguing. Other than a few emails from the Ladies Senior Bingo Extravaganzas, not much else interested her on that damn machine. Every "day after" Hugh spent most of the night online, the keyboard letters seemed to be even MORE faded, making it hard for Louise to answer Blanche over on 62nd Avenue. She was not a "by memory typist," but instead a "two finger pecker." Yes, Hughes pleasures had left their keyboard AND mouse, in an unsightly wornographic state.

Etymology: Do I really need to explain?? *giggle*

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COMMENTS:

wish I'd thought of that - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 12:00:00

metrohumanx Good one, Lumie! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:02:00

Wow! You guys are quick! I was just finishing up my editing of typos and things! Yeah...Hugh...reminds me of my sister's son, who is now 23 but was about 13 at the time...she would be in bed, and he was STILL on the computer. When she would shout from her bedroom, "You still on that thing?" he would calmly, say back, "Yeah Mom...I'm in the Christian chat room." *ha* When she told the hub and I that, we bit out tongues...almost to blood...ha...until we got in the car. :) - lumina, 2008-10-17: 12:13:00

Great word...me the cynic would have been very suspicious of a 13 year old boy in a Christian chat room...possible but unlikely! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:20:00

metrohumanx Now he could claim he was verbotomizing. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:43:00

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Plastastroke

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: pla-sta-stroke

Sentence: Computerina has a shiny plastastroke on her keyboard and mouse. She constantly rubbed her mouse in one spot until it was bald and shiny.

Etymology: A play on the words...Plastic and Stroke.

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Clickopecia

artr

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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Keyrosion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: key-ro-shun

Sentence: Maxine was shiftwrecked due to keyrosion. Her computer was spacebarred and pitted, her mousepooped from exhaustion and she was becoming debilitated from numberless keystrokes. She was all keyed up about it when it clicked in her mind that she was simply board with her life. She worried that she had become typecast, spending every day wading in the typingpool for her shift to come in. Maxine realized at that moment that she had spent too much time backspacing away from her dreams of adventure and romance, so she decided to correct the error. She used her trusty keyboard one last time to type up her letter of resignation and booked herself on the next cruise to the islands.

Etymology: key: lever that operated a mechanism when depress as in the keys of a keyboard + erosion: wearing away or pitting caused by natural processes such as abrasion, grinding or chemical means or overuse

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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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Digilution

all4word

Created by: all4word

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The device has clear signs of digilution.

Etymology: digit and devolution or dilution

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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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Pointopecia

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: point-o-pee-zia

Sentence: Sam scrolled through the entire Boingboing archive until his pointer had mouse pattern pointopecia.

Etymology: alopecia (baldness, pointer (pointing device)

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Keypetitive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kee/pet/i/tiv

Sentence: Because she didn't own a joystick, the letters 's' and 'l' disappeared from her keyboard by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game.

Etymology: key + repetitive

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COMMENTS:

nice - patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00

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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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