Verboticism: Mishredread

'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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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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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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Groundrues

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ground - roos

Sentence: Heidi ran the accounting firm's chop shop. You had to be very nice to her, or she would use her shredder's axes, on more than the big cheeses' official litter! If you upset her, she'd zoom into your office, and run off with your account books, then feed them to her cutting-edge machinery! She'd deliver the groundrues to them, turning the once cocky accountants into cowering little groundruesters, as the IRS swooped down on them.

Etymology: Ground - past tense of grind, an action that chops things into small bits. Rue: to regret.

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Pulpitation

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pulp-per-TEY-shun

Sentence: Little did the young reverend know that datastrophe dangled above him like damoclean sword, as he mistakenly shredded, and pulped the last dirty document from the Archbishop’s 666 boxes of private pornographic papers. But when he heard a ranting, raving, roaring, purple-robed, crimson-faced figure storming towards him, he fell to his knees in prayer. And as he prayed, his thoughts were only of the Archbishop’s pornografia, including the sincunabula he had unwittingly pulped, so much so that his pulpitations became so strong that he thought that his heart was a about to leap from his chest. Looking to the heavens for comfort all he could see were the church walls with Michelangelo’s face staring back at him. Resorting to scripture, he yelled out in panic, "It‘s the "Textasy and Datagony. Textilence, perhaps - in the Archbihop's case, sextilence - is upon the land; Infogeddon is at hand."

Etymology: Blend of PULP: to reduce to pulp, destroy, crush; PALPITATION: to throb, flutter like the rapid beating of the heart when excited, anxious, nervous, etc; and, in this case, PULPIT.

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petaj Was it an apse in concentration? or was he just a nave? No doubt he aSPIRED to a higher existence. - petaj, 2008-03-05: 05:13:00

I assume its pulpiataion fiction! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:23:00

pulpitation fiction! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:24:00

another good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 11:05:00

Datastrophe is right up there with pulpitation! Great sentence and verboticisms! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:31:00

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Kerpoof

Created by: nickhole

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was nearly done with my thesis when my cat unplugged my laptop and kerpoofed my essay.

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Shredderfretter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shredərfretər

Sentence: It happened to him once. Fred shredded an important document. From that point forward Fred was a shredderfretter. He was afraid to shred anything for the fear that it could happen again. His office was so full of paper that his coworkers didn't know if he was in there or not.

Etymology: shredder (a machine or other device for shredding something, esp. documents) + fretter (someone who is constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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COMMENTS:

Another nice one that rolls off the tongue and plops on the floor. :) - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-30: 04:33:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-12-30: 23:35:00

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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-i-teer-ee-uhs

Sentence: Abigail was absolutely deletearious over her inadvertent deletions of important emails and documtents.

Etymology: A play on the word 'deleterious'....harmful or destructive...adding 'tears'.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:21:00

Embedding one word in another is not easy. Exceptionally well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:10:00

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Afrayed

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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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Demolanguish

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DEM eul ANG gwish

Sentence: I am now left to my demolanguish as I witness the destruction I have caused.

Etymology: anguish or angst: mental suffering or stress demolish: destroy something languish: the withering away of or deterioration of something

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Shredpidation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: shred-pih-day-shun

Sentence: Julie felt a nanosecond of shredpidation before pulverizing her ex-boyfriend's lottery check. So sad he didn't leave a forwarding address.

Etymology: shred, trepidation

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great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:56:00

Ah, we've all felt this one! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:40:00

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Confretti

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kohn frett eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sentence: her confretti gave way to shreddread

Etymology: confetti, fret

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Exceptional - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:31:00

Handy for weddings... - Nosila, 2008-12-30: 18:52:00

Excellent. The good news is that you can use the confretti for parades and parties. - Mustang, 2008-12-30: 23:34:00

metrohumanx Sounds like an Italian conspiracy. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:40:00

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