Verboticism: Hardwear

'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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Keyrode

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: key rode

Sentence: When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn't tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion.

Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc...in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish.

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Great word: great debut! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00

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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hard-wair-wair

Sentence: Scranton's keyboard, mouse and mouse pad all bore excessive hardwarewear that included shiny mouse buttons, scuffed mouse pad, keys and space bar worn completely thru from excessive gaming and keyboarding.

Etymology: Blend of hardware and wear

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

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

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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 by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game.

Etymology: key + repetitive

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COMMENTS:

nice - patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00

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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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Scuffleboard

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: skuff-ul-bord

Sentence: his penchant for using the W A S D keys to control pacman were resulting in a serious case of scuffleboard

Etymology: scuff, key board, shuffleboard

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missed this one yesterday - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-21: 06:02:00

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Glisdip

Poetikat

Created by: Poetikat

Pronunciation: gliss dip

Sentence: Over time the little ball under her mouse formed an irrevocable glisdip.

Etymology: glis - from glisten dip - indentation

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Fingerbald

Created by: ooogle

Pronunciation: Fing-ger-ball-d

Sentence: Can I get that fingerbald repainted too?

Etymology: n. Finger-Things on the end of your hands Bald-No hair Fingerbald-The shiny spot on the middle of the mousepad when you have been scrolling too much.

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Eekrosion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eek ro shun

Sentence: Minnie's mouse was worn away by eekrosion. She had used her computer a million times to meet the demands of her boss, but now the surface was taking on a dull patina and she was sure eekrosion was creeping in. It was a pity, always having to work with a Mouse...but that was the price you paid for going to work at the office of the Disney Corporation!

Etymology: eek (the squealing sound people in cartoons make when they see a mouse) & erosion (condition where the finish or top layer is worn away by wind, water or constant friction) & e-rosion (electronic wearing away of something)

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metrohumanx Last week I captured a mouse in a strongbox and released it in the woods. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:17:00

This week I cornered a rat in my office and made him apologize for doing something stupid...I think the 4 legged ones would be easier to train... - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Hahaha...I just detected mouse #2- a close relative of #1, i guess. Time to set up the strongbox again. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:40:00

zxvasdf I caught a mousy brown rat weaseling into a pussy's prim pudding. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-18: 15:15:00

Mice are like insects...when you kill one, all his relatives show up for the funeral! - Nosila, 2008-10-18: 23:36:00

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Lapopecia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lap o peesh eeya

Sentence: Margo used her laptop 24-7. She took it everywhere with her...shopping;while in transit;waiting in line ups;at meals;watching tv;while visiting with people and heck, even at work. People thought she must have a very important position and could not miss a minute of contact with her office. In fact, Margo was addicted to on-line gambling and had used her laptop so much, that she had worn down all the surfaces of the keys and touchpad until her machine developed lapopecia. When her shrink saw that she was using her laptop during her therapy session, he immediately called for an intervention. He used a new treatment called a lapendectomy, where her laptop would be permanently removed. This procedure would not restore the surfaces on her laptop keys, but at least it would help staunch the fiscal hemmorraging to her bank account.

Etymology: Laptop (a portable computer small enough to use in your lap) & Alopecia (baldness;loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers or covering; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments)

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