Verboticism: Demolanguish

'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

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Shredgitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: shred jit ate

Sentence: Nathalie had found her new boyfriend in a compromising position with his teenage lover. Of course, she lost no time in revving up her chain saw and dispensing of the guilty parties. She did shredgitate a bit because, in hindsight, on such short notice, where else would she find another date for the New Year's Eve bash she had booked and a babysitter for her 6 kids? It was inshredulous that she might spend such a special day in jail!!!

Etymology: Shred(a tiny or scarcely detectable amount; tear into shreds) & Agitate (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance;the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

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COMMENTS:

Was surprised there was no reference to the most famous shredding incident of all time, Watergate. Luv shredigate! Do you ever wonder how much shredding is part of office politics, too? - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:40:00

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Delebiejeebies

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/lee/jee/beez

Sentence: With one keystroke, Jenny realized that she had eliminated four hours work and a most important document. She was overtaken by the delebiejeebies characterized by uncontrollable shaking and sweating.

Etymology: dele (to delete)+ heebie-jeebies (a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain)

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COMMENTS:

Rhyming syllables , great choice of words, fun blending, not only is the meaning evident, but the feeling it brings! Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:14:00

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Remorsenode

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree mors node

Sentence: Lucy had not worked for the New Jersey Waste Management Company for very long. She had been hired to make the books read more creatively for the tax man. She had been warned to be careful or else... Her one teeny tiny error had been in accidentally deleting all the year's pay records for the 200 goombas who were 'employed' by the company. Lucy's feeling of remorsenode had grown over the day and intensified when her boss, Big Tony, had called a meeting of the family to decide who was gonna delete Lucy, permanently. Who knew being an accountant could be so dangerous???

Etymology: Remorse - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) & Node-(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network & Morse Code -telegraph code in dots & dashes...this word is for rhyming effect

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COMMENTS:

The dirty business, the mistake, the unvelied threat ... another good drama! Original etymology and word! Grandly done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:03:00

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Vaporrythmia

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: VAY-pore-ryth-MEE-uh

Sentence: Mad Shirley experienced a mild attack of VAPORRYTHMIA after she impulsively killed her investment banker and left his atomized carcass in the woods, unburied. "Oh well!" she thought..."A buzzard's gotta eat...same as a worm." Now THAT'S executive compensation.

Etymology: VAPORize+arRYTHMIA=VAPORRYTHMIA........VAPORIZE:to cause to become dissipated or irrevocably and eternally destroyed by or as if by converting into vapor,to cause to become dissipated or damaged,( F.U.B.A.R.);Middle English vapour, from Anglo-French vapor, from Latin, steam, vapor.....ARRYTHMIA:an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force;New Latin, from Greek, lack of rhythm, from arrhythmos unrhythmical, from a- + rhythmos rhythm.

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COMMENTS:

Awfully good...emphasis on the first word! - Nosila, 2008-12-30: 18:55:00

metrohumanx Awfully? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:23:00

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Mishredread

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: miss - shred - dread

Sentence: Mona didn't mean to destroy everything in sight. In fact, she often felt mishredread after she went on one of her "rampages". When she was upset, she destroyed things that she would later regret or need. She was known to use shredders, knives, chainsaws, graters, swords or any other shred-capable object within reach. "I need help" she thought after she inflicted shred on her beloved Beanie Baby collection. Tobasco, Ruff and Mew now lay in a big pile of fluff and Mona sat down to cry.

Etymology: Miss (fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;be without) + Shred (tear into shreds or pieces) + Dread (apprehension: fearful expectation or anticipation)

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Frayforall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fray/for/all

Sentence: The purchase of a new office shredder turned into a frayforall which, in the aftermath, left people scrambling to reassemble scraps of documents that were accidentally included.

Etymology: fray (shred) + free for all (chaos)

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COMMENTS:

Very sly ... the vivid image of people down on their knees and the play on prayforall! From sentence to word ... ingeniously done! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:55:00

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Regrete

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: re/greet'/

Sentence: The realization that the wind had somehow blown her soon-to-be-ex-husband's tax documents out of the lockbox in the attic, down two flights of stairs, around the corner, into the office and right into the shredder filled her heart with awe. The fact that this should happen just as she was pressing the "shred" button, almost filled her heart with regrete.

Etymology: regret + delete

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COMMENTS:

Filled with regrete as she re-greets her ex! Nice use of exaggeration and irony! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:24:00

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Afrayed

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: afraid

Sentence: Ben was completely frazzled and kept pulling at his necktie. His boss rushed in and asked, "Are you able to present the report at this afternoon's general meeting?" No, I'm afrayed knot." said Ben. "It was just here near the shredder when i last saw it."

Etymology: afraid + frayed (tattered)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 11:06:00

Sentences with a truly great pun, are always amazingly good fun! Excellent choice of words, excellently blended. Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:08:00

petaj thanks muchly, i should have included affray in the etymology too. - petaj, 2008-03-06: 03:47:00

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Shredxiety

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: sh-red-zye-it-e

Sentence: The loss of the document inspired a visible layer of shredxiety amongst the cubicles, almost as though no one had heard of a backup file.

Etymology: shred+anxiety=shredxiety

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COMMENTS:

Oh how we've all been sorry we didn't have a back up file! Good sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:23:00

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Trashpanic

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /træʃˈpanɪk/

Sentence: "Gerard, why the hasty face? - Go away! I'm in a serious trashpanic." "Definitely. I definitely would have gone to that concert, but I trashpanicked the tickets while I was not paying attention - hard cheese took over me."

Etymology: trash: a container into which things are discarded; panic: overpowering fright

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