Verboticism: Deletumtremens

'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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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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Shredderfretter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shredərfretər

Sentence: It happened to him once. Fred shredded an important document. From that point forward Fred was a shredderfretter. He was afraid to shred anything for the fear that it could happen again. His office was so full of paper that his coworkers didn't know if he was in there or not.

Etymology: shredder (a machine or other device for shredding something, esp. documents) + fretter (someone who is constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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COMMENTS:

Another nice one that rolls off the tongue and plops on the floor. :) - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-30: 04:33:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-12-30: 23:35:00

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Eliminanxious

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: iliməang(k)shəs

Sentence: Every time Trish sits down at her computer she fears that she will accidentally delete an important document that she can hardly do any work. She is so eliminanxious that she has a attaché full of thumb drives and CDs with back-ups of her data and stacks documents she has printed ”just in case”.

Etymology: elimination (completely remove or get rid of something) + anxious (experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness)

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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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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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Deletumtremens

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

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Tongue twister of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:30:00

metrohumanx Nice construct. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:10:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:39:00

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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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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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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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Delebiejeebies

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/lee/jee/beez

Sentence: With one keystroke, Jenny realized that she had eliminated four hours work and a most important document. She was overtaken by the delebiejeebies characterized by uncontrollable shaking and sweating.

Etymology: dele (to delete)+ heebie-jeebies (a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain)

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Rhyming syllables , great choice of words, fun blending, not only is the meaning evident, but the feeling it brings! Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:14:00

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Lacrimolish

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Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: lacr-e-molish

Sentence: After finding that his girlfriend is cheating on him, Adam shredded all her letters and pictures, but suffered from lacrimolish pangs later on.

Etymology: Lacrimal (relating to tears of sorrow) + Demolish (raze; strip to pieces)

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