Verboticism: Schnippelangst

'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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Freakzure

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: freek-zhure

Sentence: I had a bad case of freakzure when I accidentally deleted that 20 page paper about nothing.

Etymology: freakout + seizure

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COMMENTS:

Unique choice of words to blend. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:18:00

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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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Trashpanic

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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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Remorsenode

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree mors node

Sentence: Lucy had not worked for the New Jersey Waste Management Company for very long. She had been hired to make the books read more creatively for the tax man. She had been warned to be careful or else... Her one teeny tiny error had been in accidentally deleting all the year's pay records for the 200 goombas who were 'employed' by the company. Lucy's feeling of remorsenode had grown over the day and intensified when her boss, Big Tony, had called a meeting of the family to decide who was gonna delete Lucy, permanently. Who knew being an accountant could be so dangerous???

Etymology: Remorse - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed) & Node-(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network & Morse Code -telegraph code in dots & dashes...this word is for rhyming effect

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The dirty business, the mistake, the unvelied threat ... another good drama! Original etymology and word! Grandly done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:03:00

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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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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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Remorris

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree mor ris

Sentence: When Judy accidentally killed her boyfriend with a chain saw, she was filled with remorris. His name was Morris Code, and many thought she was smart to have finally broken the Morris Code.

Etymology: Remorse ( a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)& Morris (male name)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Mishredread

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: miss - shred - dread

Sentence: Mona didn't mean to destroy everything in sight. In fact, she often felt mishredread after she went on one of her "rampages". When she was upset, she destroyed things that she would later regret or need. She was known to use shredders, knives, chainsaws, graters, swords or any other shred-capable object within reach. "I need help" she thought after she inflicted shred on her beloved Beanie Baby collection. Tobasco, Ruff and Mew now lay in a big pile of fluff and Mona sat down to cry.

Etymology: Miss (fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;be without) + Shred (tear into shreds or pieces) + Dread (apprehension: fearful expectation or anticipation)

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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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