Verboticism: Oopsolysisophobia

'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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Destrue

calculon

Created by: calculon

Pronunciation: 'dest-ROO

Sentence: Phillipa destrued her gift receipt, upon noticing that her newly-purchased pom-pom tuque clashed with her leather jacket, her stiletto-heels, and her carefully-constructed self-image as a no-nonsense corporate attorney.

Etymology: From "Destroy" or "Destruction", it's sad but it's true, and "Rue" - to regret, or wish to undo.

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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-eh-TEER-eyuss

Sentence: Shannon was deletearious when she realized she had shredded some old love letters by mistake, she cried for hours and was absolutely beside herself.

Etymology: Blend of 'delete' (to eliminate especially by blotting out, cutting out, or erasing) and 'tear' (fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as the result of emotion, esp. grief)....a play on the word 'deleterious' (Having a harmful effect; injurious)

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Unron

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: unn-rohn

Sentence: Rod, the Burger Time manager on-duty collected the driver's license, social security card, application, and insurance forms from his new employee, Tara, and headed for the grimy copy machine in the back office. A recently mopped floor yielded to his black Hush Puppies and Rod met floor with no pleasantries. The documents drifted atop the griddle, where they immediately vaporized as Rod watched from the floor, pale with unron shock.

Etymology: The opposite of Enron, a company which intentionally shredded scads of important documents in an attempt to avoid legal trouble.

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COMMENTS:

Terrific analogy! Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:29:00

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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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Shreddexia

Created by: Babbalabba

Pronunciation: sh-redd-x-eea

Sentence: At Little Hills Rehabilitation center, Linsday was overcoming a severe case of shreddexia, imiges of bloody chainsaws still populating her mind as she sobbed to her psychologist, "Why, why...I...was just cutting the hedges and I...I-", draped in misery.

Etymology: (None)

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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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Oopsolysisophobia

Created by: Ritalinda

Pronunciation: oop'-so-ly-sis'-o-pho'-bia

Sentence: The paper, all the paper, endless paper. They lawyers, all the lawyers, endless lawyers. The shredder--hours and hours at the shredder. So confusing, and out of Valium. Indeed, this was the prescription for an inevitable and intractable oopsolysisophobia.

Etymology: oops--comment associated with an accidental act. lysis--Greek term for separation or tearing. Phobia--an anxiety.

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Shredderfretter

artr

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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Enshredful

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: en-shred-ful

Sentence: Joanna's enshredful moment only brought harsh memories of her overdue Cola presentation.

Etymology: shred, full, en(prefix)

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COMMENTS:

Interesting etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:16:00

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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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