Verboticism: Mousopecia

'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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Erodentia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: e rode dent sha

Sentence: When Gabby used her computer sll day long, year in, year out, it showed definite signs of erodentia. The poor mouse finally squeaked,croaked and died.

Etymology: e=electronic; Erode (wear away) and Rodentia (small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis)

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Compubuff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kuhm-pyoo-buhf

Sentence: She compubuffed her keyboard so bright and shiny that she could almost she her reflection in each key.

Etymology: computer + buff (as in shine)

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Digilution

all4word

Created by: all4word

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The device has clear signs of digilution.

Etymology: digit and devolution or dilution

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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hard + ware + ware

Sentence: Merril's heavy handed use of his keyboard and mouse created an abundance of hardwarewear, leaving worn spots on the mouse buttons and many of the keyboard keys blank.

Etymology: Hardware and wear

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Callousnickoff

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Cal-us-nik-off

Sentence: Tony's superfast typing not only sounded like rapid gunfire, it also left little callousnickoffs all over her keyboard.

Etymology: Callous (skin made tough and thick through wear) + nick (an impression in a surface) + off, combined to sound like the kalishnikoff gun.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Do you believe in the right to arm bears? I do :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:05:00

metrohumanx Very clever, Astorey! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:06:00

Shoot! That's a good calibre word! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:30:00

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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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Rubpetitive

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: rub-PET-eh-tiv

Sentence: Nigel's keyboard looked worse than a roadside diner sign from all the letters rubpetively worn off.

Etymology: rub + pet + (repet)itive

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Hardwear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hard-wayr

Sentence: Simon's friends referred to his keyboard, mouse and mousepad as his hardwear because of the excessive wear shown on them by his overly rough use.

Etymology: Blend of 'hard' and 'wear', a play on the word 'hardware'.

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Deteriorashine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: də/ter/e/or/a/shīn

Sentence: Wendel was proud of the deteriorashine on his keyboard. To him, it was a sign of a hard worker. The fact that most of the printed letters on the keys were almost rubbed off equated to the many hours he spent clacking away. As he ran his hand over the top of his head, he beamed at the thought that heavy-duty use of his brain could also cause deteriorashine.

Etymology: deterioration (become progressively worse) + Shine (reflect light because clean or polished)

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great! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:53:00

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Fingerwax

Created by: jkernen1

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Sentence: The keyboard appeared old and a thin layer of fingerwax had been applied.

Etymology: finger + wax

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