Verboticism: Delebiejeebies

'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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Contriteration

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kən-trĭt'ə-rā'shən

Sentence: "Save changes?" The question seems innocuous, but the slip of the mouse that leads to a "no" answer can result in overwhelming contriteration.

Etymology: contrite (remorseful, penitent) + obliteration (destruction without a trace; annihilation)

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COMMENTS:

I'll be using mouse slips ... clever way to express it! Your word expresses not only the meaning, but the feeling, too. Double Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:11:00

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Shregret

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation: shreg - ret

Sentence: I shregretted my bank statement

Etymology: To shred and regret

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Simple and right to the point! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:04:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-05: 17:55:00

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Shreddedwhat

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: shred-ded-WAT

Sentence: Marvin, in his obsession to protect himself from identity fraud, commited a major shreddedWHAT when he realized his marriage liscense was in his pile of bank statements to be shredded. His wife gave the typical response to him when she exclaimed, "You shredded WHAT!?!"

Etymology: play on shredded wheat: cereal + exclamation WHAT!!

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Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:35:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:55:00

Serial shredders eliciting cries of shreddedwhat! Great pun = Great fun! This is a wonderful won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:51:00

Great! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:35:00

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Lostalgia

Created by: Autolupus

Pronunciation: los-tal' ji-ə

Sentence: She realised what she'd done, she'd deleted his number! Now all that was left was an empty pang of lostalgia.

Etymology: [O.E.&Gr. losian, to be a loss & algos, pain.]

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Portraying this aspect is very nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:21:00

excellent start - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 15:51:00

Yep, I love it! Reminds me of shredding the 10-year-old divorce papers. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:34:00

kashman Brilliant... - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:42:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Axits

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Axe its

Sentence: Shwreck opened the shredder to show me the scads of little axe blades, swinging up and down the documents, turning them into axits. Too late, I realized that monster Shwreck, with his weapon the shredder, had axited the file the boss wanted immediately. The Boss, Mr Haxle, was not amused when I dumped the axits in his in-box. My axiety was justified. I got the ax!

Etymology: AXES to BITS creates AXITS. Documents AXITED, (verb play on exited, permanently), create AXIETY, that anxiety caused when needed documents no longer exist, except as axits.

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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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Destrue

calculon

Created by: calculon

Pronunciation: 'dest-ROO

Sentence: Phillipa destrued her gift receipt, upon noticing that her newly-purchased pom-pom tuque clashed with her leather jacket, her stiletto-heels, and her carefully-constructed self-image as a no-nonsense corporate attorney.

Etymology: From "Destroy" or "Destruction", it's sad but it's true, and "Rue" - to regret, or wish to undo.

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