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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Mousopecia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mous-uh-pee-shee-uh

Sentence: Jim has spent most of his career in front of a computer and it shows. His glasses are stronger and his bottom wider. The shiny spot, the mousopecia that is now a part of his computer mouse is almost as smooth as the shiny spot that gleams through his thinning hair. It's good that he is a touch typist seeing that most of the letters printed on his keyboard are almost nonexistent due to tactile erosion.

Etymology: Mouse (a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen) + alopecia (loss of hair; baldness)

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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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Fingeroded

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: feVCn-gur-ode-ed

Sentence: Some folks have the "Midias touch"... well Kimberly has the hydrochloric acid touch. Maybe it was because she was heavy-handed in every sense of the word, or maybe because she used lemon juice as hand sanitizer. Whatever the reason, Kimberly's routine could be mapped through the fingeroded surfaces that enabled her daily life. These surfaces included the preset buttons of the only two radio stations she listed to while driving to work, the speed dial button calling QVC from her office phone, and the bald spot under her cat, button's, chin. "Oh, he doesn't mind," Kimberly explained "I saved him from a life of testing cosmetics. Never met a cat as obedient as Button."

Etymology: finger (you might have five of them on each hand) + eroded (worn away slowly)

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COMMENTS:

artr Nice combo! - artr, 2010-03-15: 07:15:00

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Typblation

zxvasdf

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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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Veru apropos! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 10:37:00

terrific! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:59:00

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Crapdoo

Created by: jeremy21

Pronunciation: /crap-doo/

Sentence: That dude crapdooed on the wrong person. Crapdooing is not the way to go

Etymology: Old american- coming from some old english

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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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Padtina

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pad/teena

Sentence: What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague.

Etymology: pad + patina

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00

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Nervhole

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Look another nervhole.Somebody ger her a xanex,then she'll slow down.

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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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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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