Verboticism: Shredderdreader

'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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Deletumtremens

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

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COMMENTS:

Tongue twister of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:30:00

metrohumanx Nice construct. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:10:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:39:00

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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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Contriteration

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kən-trĭt'ə-rā'shən

Sentence: "Save changes?" The question seems innocuous, but the slip of the mouse that leads to a "no" answer can result in overwhelming contriteration.

Etymology: contrite (remorseful, penitent) + obliteration (destruction without a trace; annihilation)

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COMMENTS:

I'll be using mouse slips ... clever way to express it! Your word expresses not only the meaning, but the feeling, too. Double Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:11:00

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Inadvertentectomyangst

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ad vert ent ekt omee angst

Sentence: Although it bothered her a lot, Hilary Hack had no choice but to do it. Her Hockey Star cheating boyfriend, Randy Gote had been caught with his pants down, again. She had warned him of the consequences the last time, but apparently he did not take her seriously. When she had caught him, she revved up the old Black & Decker in a fit of jealous rage and told him afterwords that the only Hockey Team he could try out for now was the Castor Raiders. Still, she was overcome with a feeling of inadvertentectomyangst...because his days of body-checking and stick-handling were over.

Etymology: Inadvertent (accidental;by chance) & -ectomy (suffix for surgical removal/incision of something to eliminate it) & Angst (an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety)

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COMMENTS:

....aaaaggghhhhh..... I wanted to use "ectomy"! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-14: 10:33:00

freiflug after listening to the word for 3 minutes straight, it surely does sound like "in every tent tom yanks". sublime messages you are delivering? - freiflug, 2010-05-14: 13:18:00

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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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Shredderdreader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shredərdredər

Sentence: Several years ago Millie was shredding her usual batch of junk mail when she spotted Ed McMahon’s smiling face in the teeth of the paper chomper. Too late! Convinced that she had lost the chance of a lifetime to be a millionaire, she has become a shredderdreader, refusing to throw away any mail. The accumulation now occupies every nook of her small apartment. She eats only cold meals because lighting the stove would surely start a fire. The microwave was crushed by a pile of paper several months ago. Things are suddenly looking up for Millie. She has the opportunity to make some serious coin being featured in the new reality show, Hoarders. Thanks, Ed.

Etymology: shredder (a machine or other device for shredding something, esp. documents) + dreader(someone who anticipates with great apprehension or fear)

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Lostalgia

Created by: Autolupus

Pronunciation: los-tal' ji-ə

Sentence: She realised what she'd done, she'd deleted his number! Now all that was left was an empty pang of lostalgia.

Etymology: [O.E.&Gr. losian, to be a loss & algos, pain.]

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COMMENTS:

Portraying this aspect is very nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:21:00

excellent start - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 15:51:00

Yep, I love it! Reminds me of shredding the 10-year-old divorce papers. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:34:00

kashman Brilliant... - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:42:00

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Trashedy

Created by: marcogp6

Pronunciation: Noun

Sentence: The barrage of facebook photos of his ex with her new boyfriend, reminded the man of his worst trashedy.

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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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Shreddedwhat

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: shred-ded-WAT

Sentence: Marvin, in his obsession to protect himself from identity fraud, commited a major shreddedWHAT when he realized his marriage liscense was in his pile of bank statements to be shredded. His wife gave the typical response to him when she exclaimed, "You shredded WHAT!?!"

Etymology: play on shredded wheat: cereal + exclamation WHAT!!

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COMMENTS:

Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:35:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:55:00

Serial shredders eliciting cries of shreddedwhat! Great pun = Great fun! This is a wonderful won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:51:00

Great! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:35:00

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