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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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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Padtina

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pad/teena

Sentence: What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague.

Etymology: pad + patina

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Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00

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Scuffleboard

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: skuff-ul-bord

Sentence: his penchant for using the W A S D keys to control pacman were resulting in a serious case of scuffleboard

Etymology: scuff, key board, shuffleboard

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missed this one yesterday - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-21: 06:02:00

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Mousemousseurgeum

Created by: randomizer

Pronunciation: mows-moos-ur-gee-uhm

Sentence: I've been using the wrong mouse and now it has mousemousseurgeum!

Etymology: mouse-mousse-urge-eum

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Clever and 100% unique! - randomizer, 2008-10-18: 00:09:00

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Erodency

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: i-ROHD-uh n-see

Sentence: Bob lived in constant state of click-button erodency with an abrashining mouse and a repitritious keyboard.

Etymology: Blend of "E" for a system of world-wide electronic communication;as in email etc., RODENT: from Mod.L. rodentia, the order name, from L. rodentem (nom. rodens), prp. of rodere "to gnaw, eat away," like a "mouse" and CY: state or condition.

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:52:00

Good one!! - TJayzz, 2008-10-17: 14:17:00

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Rubpetitive

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: rub-PET-eh-tiv

Sentence: Nigel's keyboard looked worse than a roadside diner sign from all the letters rubpetively worn off.

Etymology: rub + pet + (repet)itive

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

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

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Mousopecia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mous-uh-pee-shee-uh

Sentence: Jim has spent most of his career in front of a computer and it shows. His glasses are stronger and his bottom wider. The shiny spot, the mousopecia that is now a part of his computer mouse is almost as smooth as the shiny spot that gleams through his thinning hair. It's good that he is a touch typist seeing that most of the letters printed on his keyboard are almost nonexistent due to tactile erosion.

Etymology: Mouse (a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen) + alopecia (loss of hair; 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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