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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Eekrosion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eek ro shun

Sentence: Minnie's mouse was worn away by eekrosion. She had used her computer a million times to meet the demands of her boss, but now the surface was taking on a dull patina and she was sure eekrosion was creeping in. It was a pity, always having to work with a Mouse...but that was the price you paid for going to work at the office of the Disney Corporation!

Etymology: eek (the squealing sound people in cartoons make when they see a mouse) & erosion (condition where the finish or top layer is worn away by wind, water or constant friction) & e-rosion (electronic wearing away of something)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Last week I captured a mouse in a strongbox and released it in the woods. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:17:00

This week I cornered a rat in my office and made him apologize for doing something stupid...I think the 4 legged ones would be easier to train... - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Hahaha...I just detected mouse #2- a close relative of #1, i guess. Time to set up the strongbox again. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:40:00

zxvasdf I caught a mousy brown rat weaseling into a pussy's prim pudding. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-18: 15:15:00

Mice are like insects...when you kill one, all his relatives show up for the funeral! - Nosila, 2008-10-18: 23:36:00

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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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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 because of the constant keypetitive tapping, clicking and pushing required by the computer game.

Etymology: KEYPETITIVE - from KEY (keyboard) + REPETITIVE (repeated over and over)

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metrohumanx wow. i remember joysticks. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:18:00

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Hypermouseration

Created by: mvandyke

Pronunciation: hyper-mouse-er-ation

Sentence: One could easily see the tell tale signs of 'hypermouseration' in Kathies work station.

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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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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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nice - patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00

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Clickitydip

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kli-kit-ee-dip

Sentence: My son's mouse has already developed a clickitydip - he's either been wearing sandpaper gloves or playing Warcraft way too much.

Etymology: click it, dip

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clickitydip barbatrick - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-20: 14:18:00

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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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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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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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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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