Verboticism: Compubuff

'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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Eteriorate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee teer eeo rayt

Sentence: June's computer mouse was so worn it was in the terminal stages of eteriorate. She thumped on it so often everyday that it was in a permanent stage of AOLopecia.

Etymology: deteriorate (to fade away or worsen) & e-terior (electronic exterior) & ate (eaten away)

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Fingerwax

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: finger + wax

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Clickeroded

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: klĭk-ə-rō'-dĭd

Sentence: Like that spot on my keyboard spacebar, and the spot on my mouse button where I always click it, the buttons on the remote control for Uncle Bill's old TV were were noticeably clickeroded.

Etymology: clicker (Slang term for a remote control, or controlling device) + eroded (Latin, érōdere - "worn away by abrasion")

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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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Erodiousbaldicus

Created by: lafillepirate

Pronunciation: Air-road-ee-us-bald-ih-cuss

Sentence: If he doesn't stop playing computer games, he's going to lose his mouse to erodiousbaldicus.

Etymology: Rumored to have been written on rock polishing kits.

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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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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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Digilution

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Created by: all4word

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The device has clear signs of digilution.

Etymology: digit and devolution or dilution

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