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'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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Clickeroded

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: klĭk-ə-rō'-dĭd

Sentence: Like that spot on my keyboard spacebar, and the spot on my mouse button where I always click it, the buttons on the remote control for Uncle Bill's old TV were were noticeably clickeroded.

Etymology: clicker (Slang term for a remote control, or controlling device) + eroded (Latin, érōdere - "worn away by abrasion")

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Recurscore

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: ri-kur-skohr

Sentence: The mouse attached to that old PC was used so much that there was a recurscore on the left button. It was the exact shape of my finger tip.

Etymology: Recur: Latin recurrere - to occur again + Score: Middle English scoren - to make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.

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Geekpolish

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: geek + polish

Sentence: Judging by the geekpolish on Jimmy's laptop, he had been spending a bit too much time on Facebook.

Etymology: Not to be confused with my Eastern European roots (geek Polish)

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Keypetitive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kee/pet/i/tiv

Sentence: Because she didn't own a joystick, the letters 's' and 'l' disappeared from her keyboard because of the constant keypetitive tapping, clicking and pushing required by the computer game.

Etymology: KEYPETITIVE - from KEY (keyboard) + REPETITIVE (repeated over and over)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx wow. i remember joysticks. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:18:00

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Rubburnished

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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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Clickopecia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klikəpēshēə

Sentence: It’s good for Bill that he’s a touch typist. He has worn most of the letters off of the keys on his keyboard. His mouse has a bad case of clickopecia, a bald spot caused by excessive clicking.

Etymology: click (an act of pressing a mouse button) + alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness)

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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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Erodency

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: i-ROHD-uh n-see

Sentence: Bob lived in constant state of click-button erodency with an abrashining mouse and a repitritious keyboard.

Etymology: Blend of "E" for a system of world-wide electronic communication;as in email etc., RODENT: from Mod.L. rodentia, the order name, from L. rodentem (nom. rodens), prp. of rodere "to gnaw, eat away," like a "mouse" and CY: state or condition.

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:52:00

Good one!! - TJayzz, 2008-10-17: 14:17:00

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Typblation

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Typ b la tion

Sentence: Visitors to his apartment always became astounded to find ancient keyboards and mouse devices covered with advanced typblation. "Yer sure pushing the mileage with that hardware!"

Etymology: Type (to press keys) & ablation (erosion from repetitive contact)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Veru apropos! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 10:37:00

terrific! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:59:00

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Clickslick

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: klik slik

Sentence: I just bought this laptop, and already I've got an obvious clickslick on the fingerpad...hmmm, maybe I should get myself a wacom...

Etymology: click (the act of using a computer keypboard or mouse) slick: shiny and smooth

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