Verboticism: Demolanguish

'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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Doculament

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /dok-yu-la-MENT/

Sentence: Peter was about to move out of the apartment he'd lived in for years, and he was what one might call a 'packrat' — he had kept all of his old receipts, paid bills and bank statement in his desk drawer. He impulsively decided to make a fresh start and change his packrat ways by shredding everything in the drawer. But after doing so, he remembered that he had kept his birth certificate, car title and tax records in that same drawer, and soon doculamented his rash shredding spree.

Etymology: Document - any written item, or computer data file (from Latin, documentum "example, proof") + Lament - to feel sorrow or mourn over (from Latin, lāmentārī "regret")

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COMMENTS:

petaj Did he deliver a filogy over the shredded remains? What a grave situation. - petaj, 2008-03-05: 05:16:00

Meaningful and with feeling. Excellent verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:36:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:31:00

Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:34:00

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Docuotomy

Created by: jaehawk

Pronunciation: doc-u-ot-o-me

Sentence: When Donna mistakenly shredded Keith's term paper, she committed an accidental docuotomy.

Etymology: Docu- n(1950): report paper. otomy v[L,fr.Gk to remove]

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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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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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Unron

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: unn-rohn

Sentence: Rod, the Burger Time manager on-duty collected the driver's license, social security card, application, and insurance forms from his new employee, Tara, and headed for the grimy copy machine in the back office. A recently mopped floor yielded to his black Hush Puppies and Rod met floor with no pleasantries. The documents drifted atop the griddle, where they immediately vaporized as Rod watched from the floor, pale with unron shock.

Etymology: The opposite of Enron, a company which intentionally shredded scads of important documents in an attempt to avoid legal trouble.

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COMMENTS:

Terrific analogy! Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:29:00

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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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Oblitabummer

Created by: gelsomina17

Pronunciation: oh-bli-tuh-bummer

Sentence: Marion had a bad case of oblitabummer after she deleted the guest list for her 21st birthday party.

Etymology: obliterate + bummer

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metrohumanx Viva La Strada! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:02:00

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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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Frayhem

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: fray/hem

Sentence: Frayhem ensued at the dry cleaners when the Armani suit got caught in the shredder.

Etymology: fray + mayhem + hem

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It's always nice to see something a little bit different! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:19:00

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Confretti

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kohn frett eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sentence: her confretti gave way to shreddread

Etymology: confetti, fret

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Exceptional - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:31:00

Handy for weddings... - Nosila, 2008-12-30: 18:52:00

Excellent. The good news is that you can use the confretti for parades and parties. - Mustang, 2008-12-30: 23:34:00

metrohumanx Sounds like an Italian conspiracy. Great word. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:40:00

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Inshredulous

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sh reg yew lus

Sentence: she was totally inshredulous over what she had done. She had told werself over and over again "Left hand, letters from asshole ex-boyfriend. Right hand, winning lotto ticket". Over and over again....

Etymology: incredulous, shred.

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COMMENTS:

A lot of good words based on "shred" today. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:35:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:52:00

Incredibly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:42:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:35:00

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