Verboticism: Deletearious

'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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Shredgitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: shred jit ate

Sentence: Nathalie had found her new boyfriend in a compromising position with his teenage lover. Of course, she lost no time in revving up her chain saw and dispensing of the guilty parties. She did shredgitate a bit because, in hindsight, on such short notice, where else would she find another date for the New Year's Eve bash she had booked and a babysitter for her 6 kids? It was inshredulous that she might spend such a special day in jail!!!

Etymology: Shred(a tiny or scarcely detectable amount; tear into shreds) & Agitate (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance;the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

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COMMENTS:

Was surprised there was no reference to the most famous shredding incident of all time, Watergate. Luv shredigate! Do you ever wonder how much shredding is part of office politics, too? - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:40:00

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Oopsiraze

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Oops-see-ray-z

Sentence: Growing tired of the junk e-mails he got from his boss about their weekly meetings, Ben would just delete them. But last week, Ben's boss sent his flight itinerary for their very important business trip to Paris and when asked if he printed it, he realized he oopsirazed the e-mail to his recycle bin.

Etymology: Combination of "Oops" - used typically to express mild apology, suprise or dismay; and "Raze" - to destroy to the ground

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling over how your etymology fooled me ... was thinking oops-erase. Oops is such a great word ... brings out the child in all of us. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:33:00

metrohumanx I concur. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:09:00

petaj oopsidaisy and oopsiraze - petaj, 2008-12-31: 02:13:00

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Axits

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Axe its

Sentence: Shwreck opened the shredder to show me the scads of little axe blades, swinging up and down the documents, turning them into axits. Too late, I realized that monster Shwreck, with his weapon the shredder, had axited the file the boss wanted immediately. The Boss, Mr Haxle, was not amused when I dumped the axits in his in-box. My axiety was justified. I got the ax!

Etymology: AXES to BITS creates AXITS. Documents AXITED, (verb play on exited, permanently), create AXIETY, that anxiety caused when needed documents no longer exist, except as axits.

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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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Fraglamentation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: frag/lamen/tay/shun

Sentence: Sally was filled with fraglamentation when her designer scarf got caught up with the documents she was attempting to shred.

Etymology: fragmentation + lament

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Shregret

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation: shreg - ret

Sentence: I shregretted my bank statement

Etymology: To shred and regret

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COMMENTS:

Simple and right to the point! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:04:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-05: 17:55:00

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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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Oblitabummer

Created by: gelsomina17

Pronunciation: oh-bli-tuh-bummer

Sentence: Marion had a bad case of oblitabummer after she deleted the guest list for her 21st birthday party.

Etymology: obliterate + bummer

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metrohumanx Viva La Strada! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:02:00

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Eliminanxious

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: iliməang(k)shəs

Sentence: Every time Trish sits down at her computer she fears that she will accidentally delete an important document that she can hardly do any work. She is so eliminanxious that she has a attaché full of thumb drives and CDs with back-ups of her data and stacks documents she has printed ”just in case”.

Etymology: elimination (completely remove or get rid of something) + anxious (experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness)

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Frayforall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fray/for/all

Sentence: The purchase of a new office shredder turned into a frayforall which, in the aftermath, left people scrambling to reassemble scraps of documents that were accidentally included.

Etymology: fray (shred) + free for all (chaos)

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COMMENTS:

Very sly ... the vivid image of people down on their knees and the play on prayforall! From sentence to word ... ingeniously done! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:55:00

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