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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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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Clickpit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klick - pit

Sentence: I realized I was spending entirely too much time on-line playing those escape the room games when my 3 month old laptop had already developed a clickpit in the touch-pad.

Etymology: click -action of operating a mouse or touchpad + pit - small divot caused by repeated friction.

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It has a satisfying sound to it. I like it. - astorey, 2008-10-17: 11:55:00

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Rubburnished

artr

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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Digilution

all4word

Created by: all4word

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The device has clear signs of digilution.

Etymology: digit and devolution or dilution

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Erodentia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: e rode dent sha

Sentence: When Gabby used her computer sll day long, year in, year out, it showed definite signs of erodentia. The poor mouse finally squeaked,croaked and died.

Etymology: e=electronic; Erode (wear away) and Rodentia (small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis)

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Deteriorashine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: də/ter/e/or/a/shīn

Sentence: Wendel was proud of the deteriorashine on his keyboard. To him, it was a sign of a hard worker. The fact that most of the printed letters on the keys were almost rubbed off equated to the many hours he spent clacking away. As he ran his hand over the top of his head, he beamed at the thought that heavy-duty use of his brain could also cause deteriorashine.

Etymology: deterioration (become progressively worse) + Shine (reflect light because clean or polished)

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great! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:53:00

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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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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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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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Compubuff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kuhm-pyoo-buhf

Sentence: She compubuffed her keyboard so bright and shiny that she could almost she her reflection in each key.

Etymology: computer + buff (as in shine)

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