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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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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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-eh-TEER-eyuss

Sentence: Margot 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 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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Great Create. Tear's other meaning tear as in tear to shreds makes this a double meaningful create. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:37:00

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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-i-teer-ee-uhs

Sentence: Abigail was absolutely deletearious over her inadvertent deletions of important emails and documtents.

Etymology: A play on the word 'deleterious'....harmful or destructive...adding 'tears'.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:21:00

Embedding one word in another is not easy. Exceptionally well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:10:00

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Scintillattrition

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: sin-till-AH-tri-shun

Sentence: Upon pressing the delete key, Pam's eyes glazed with an uneasy scintillattrition.

Etymology: scintilla: a speck, shred or particle attrition: a wearing down or regret for sin arising from fear of retribution

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Oopsbliterate

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: oops-bli-ter-ate

Sentence: Rather calmly, Kimberly noticed "I just oopsbliterated the entire server."

Etymology: oops (accidental expression) + obliterate (wipe out)

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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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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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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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Shredpidation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: shred-pih-day-shun

Sentence: Julie felt a nanosecond of shredpidation before pulverizing her ex-boyfriend's lottery check. So sad he didn't leave a forwarding address.

Etymology: shred, trepidation

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great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:56:00

Ah, we've all felt this one! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:40:00

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Trashpanic

freiflug

Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /træʃˈpanɪk/

Sentence: "Gerard, why the hasty face? - Go away! I'm in a serious trashpanic." "Definitely. I definitely would have gone to that concert, but I trashpanicked the tickets while I was not paying attention - hard cheese took over me."

Etymology: trash: a container into which things are discarded; panic: overpowering fright

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