Verboticism: Erodiousbaldicus

'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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Mousopecia

artr

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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Rebaretetive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rub-BEAR-tet-if

Sentence: Bobby was such an intensive computer user that his two week old keyboard had rebaretetives where the letters used to be.

Etymology: rub + repetitive + bare

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Shinetalic

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (shine-tal-lic)

Sentence: I see your mouse has a shinetalic spot on it from major usage.

Etymology: shine-bright,glows,shiny talic-part of metallic, which also means shiny.

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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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Eekrosion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eek ro shun

Sentence: Minnie's mouse was worn away by eekrosion. She had used her computer a million times to meet the demands of her boss, but now the surface was taking on a dull patina and she was sure eekrosion was creeping in. It was a pity, always having to work with a Mouse...but that was the price you paid for going to work at the office of the Disney Corporation!

Etymology: eek (the squealing sound people in cartoons make when they see a mouse) & erosion (condition where the finish or top layer is worn away by wind, water or constant friction) & e-rosion (electronic wearing away of something)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Last week I captured a mouse in a strongbox and released it in the woods. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:17:00

This week I cornered a rat in my office and made him apologize for doing something stupid...I think the 4 legged ones would be easier to train... - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Hahaha...I just detected mouse #2- a close relative of #1, i guess. Time to set up the strongbox again. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:40:00

zxvasdf I caught a mousy brown rat weaseling into a pussy's prim pudding. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-18: 15:15:00

Mice are like insects...when you kill one, all his relatives show up for the funeral! - Nosila, 2008-10-18: 23:36:00

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Fingerbald

Created by: ooogle

Pronunciation: Fing-ger-ball-d

Sentence: Can I get that fingerbald repainted too?

Etymology: n. Finger-Things on the end of your hands Bald-No hair Fingerbald-The shiny spot on the middle of the mousepad when you have been scrolling too much.

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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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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.

Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer

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COMMENTS:

Very clever! Perhaps you need a cybercat! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:41:00

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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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Fingeroded

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: feVCn-gur-ode-ed

Sentence: Some folks have the "Midias touch"... well Kimberly has the hydrochloric acid touch. Maybe it was because she was heavy-handed in every sense of the word, or maybe because she used lemon juice as hand sanitizer. Whatever the reason, Kimberly's routine could be mapped through the fingeroded surfaces that enabled her daily life. These surfaces included the preset buttons of the only two radio stations she listed to while driving to work, the speed dial button calling QVC from her office phone, and the bald spot under her cat, button's, chin. "Oh, he doesn't mind," Kimberly explained "I saved him from a life of testing cosmetics. Never met a cat as obedient as Button."

Etymology: finger (you might have five of them on each hand) + eroded (worn away slowly)

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COMMENTS:

artr Nice combo! - artr, 2010-03-15: 07:15:00

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