Verboticism: Groundrues

'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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Confretti

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kohn frett eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sentence: her confretti gave way to shreddread

Etymology: confetti, fret

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COMMENTS:

Exceptional - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:31:00

Handy for weddings... - Nosila, 2008-12-30: 18:52:00

Excellent. The good news is that you can use the confretti for parades and parties. - Mustang, 2008-12-30: 23:34:00

metrohumanx Sounds like an Italian conspiracy. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:40:00

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Schnippelangst

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Shh-nip-pull-ang-st

Sentence: The otherwise efficient receptionist's fetish for deleting "unwanted" e-mails, files and documents at the circumcision clinic, inevitably led to a mistake that erased the appointment schedule; causing her to mistakenly make a number of re-bookings for work that had already been done! Leaving her with a permenant case of shnippelangst

Etymology: Orig;German - Schnippeln (To delete) / Angst (Fear)

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COMMENTS:

Sure glad you put the etymologym, cause the nippel in the middle was really baffling! Uber originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:45:00

Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:47:00

Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:47:00

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Shreddexia

Created by: Babbalabba

Pronunciation: sh-redd-x-eea

Sentence: At Little Hills Rehabilitation center, Linsday was overcoming a severe case of shreddexia, imiges of bloody chainsaws still populating her mind as she sobbed to her psychologist, "Why, why...I...was just cutting the hedges and I...I-", draped in misery.

Etymology: (None)

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Lacrimolish

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Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: lacr-e-molish

Sentence: After finding that his girlfriend is cheating on him, Adam shredded all her letters and pictures, but suffered from lacrimolish pangs later on.

Etymology: Lacrimal (relating to tears of sorrow) + Demolish (raze; strip to pieces)

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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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Frayhem

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: fray/hem

Sentence: Frayhem ensued at the dry cleaners when the Armani suit got caught in the shredder.

Etymology: fray + mayhem + hem

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COMMENTS:

It's always nice to see something a little bit different! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:19:00

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Inadvertentectomyangst

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ad vert ent ekt omee angst

Sentence: Although it bothered her a lot, Hilary Hack had no choice but to do it. Her Hockey Star cheating boyfriend, Randy Gote had been caught with his pants down, again. She had warned him of the consequences the last time, but apparently he did not take her seriously. When she had caught him, she revved up the old Black & Decker in a fit of jealous rage and told him afterwords that the only Hockey Team he could try out for now was the Castor Raiders. Still, she was overcome with a feeling of inadvertentectomyangst...because his days of body-checking and stick-handling were over.

Etymology: Inadvertent (accidental;by chance) & -ectomy (suffix for surgical removal/incision of something to eliminate it) & Angst (an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety)

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COMMENTS:

....aaaaggghhhhh..... I wanted to use "ectomy"! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-14: 10:33:00

freiflug after listening to the word for 3 minutes straight, it surely does sound like "in every tent tom yanks". sublime messages you are delivering? - freiflug, 2010-05-14: 13:18:00

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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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Butterflinger

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdɚˌflɪŋgɚ/

Sentence: I am not really a butterflinger; it's just that I first accidentally dropped an important file into the recycle bin, then clicked the "empty recycle bin" item while trying to open the bin to get it back, and finally panicked and clicked "yes" when my computer asked me if that was what I really wanted to do. It's really Microsoft's fault for making it so easy to permanently delete documents.

Etymology: from butter(fing)er + fling

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I tried to use one of those fancy pieces of software to recover the data from the hard drive, but I accidentally wrote zeros to every bit on the disk. Then I spilled corrosive acid and lighter fluid on it, set it on fire while trying to ascertain the damage with a candle, and mistakenly hit it with a sledgehammer 40 times. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:32:00

I actually did destroy a hard drive with a sledgehammer once, but that was on purpose. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:33:00

another migraine moment - I do like your word today - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:44:00

Luv butterflingers ... maybe because that's what mine are! It's a great one letter change to blend two words into a really funny, but very apt, exceptional verboticism! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:27:00

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Demolanguish

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DEM eul ANG gwish

Sentence: I am now left to my demolanguish as I witness the destruction I have caused.

Etymology: anguish or angst: mental suffering or stress demolish: destroy something languish: the withering away of or deterioration of something

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