Verboticism: Hardwarewear

'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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Shinetalic

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (shine-tal-lic)

Sentence: I see your mouse has a shinetalic spot on it from major usage.

Etymology: shine-bright,glows,shiny talic-part of metallic, which also means shiny.

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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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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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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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Nakey

Created by: giIIyp

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Which key is that? N? M? I never know, they are both so nakey.

Etymology: I do not know why, but I wear out the N and M keys - my naked keys.

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Hypermouseration

Created by: mvandyke

Pronunciation: hyper-mouse-er-ation

Sentence: One could easily see the tell tale signs of 'hypermouseration' in Kathies work station.

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

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

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