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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Shredderdreader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shredərdredər

Sentence: Several years ago Millie was shredding her usual batch of junk mail when she spotted Ed McMahon’s smiling face in the teeth of the paper chomper. Too late! Convinced that she had lost the chance of a lifetime to be a millionaire, she has become a shredderdreader, refusing to throw away any mail. The accumulation now occupies every nook of her small apartment. She eats only cold meals because lighting the stove would surely start a fire. The microwave was crushed by a pile of paper several months ago. Things are suddenly looking up for Millie. She has the opportunity to make some serious coin being featured in the new reality show, Hoarders. Thanks, Ed.

Etymology: shredder (a machine or other device for shredding something, esp. documents) + dreader(someone who anticipates with great apprehension or fear)

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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: DELEBIEJEEBIES - noun - from DELE (to delete, or remove, especially printed, or written matter); delete; deletedele (to delete)+ HEEBIE-JEEBIES (a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain; the jitters; the willies)

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COMMENTS:

Great create. So fun to say. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 00:55:00

metrohumanx YEAH! VERY inspired. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:06:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:29:00

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Butterflinger

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdɚˌflɪŋgɚ/

Sentence: I am not really a butterflinger; it's just that I first accidentally dropped an important file into the recycle bin, then clicked the "empty recycle bin" item while trying to open the bin to get it back, and finally panicked and clicked "yes" when my computer asked me if that was what I really wanted to do. It's really Microsoft's fault for making it so easy to permanently delete documents.

Etymology: from butter(fing)er + fling

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COMMENTS:

I tried to use one of those fancy pieces of software to recover the data from the hard drive, but I accidentally wrote zeros to every bit on the disk. Then I spilled corrosive acid and lighter fluid on it, set it on fire while trying to ascertain the damage with a candle, and mistakenly hit it with a sledgehammer 40 times. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:32:00

I actually did destroy a hard drive with a sledgehammer once, but that was on purpose. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:33:00

another migraine moment - I do like your word today - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:44:00

Luv butterflingers ... maybe because that's what mine are! It's a great one letter change to blend two words into a really funny, but very apt, exceptional verboticism! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:27:00

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Vaporrythmia

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: VAY-pore-ryth-MEE-uh

Sentence: Mad Shirley experienced a mild attack of VAPORRYTHMIA after she impulsively killed her investment banker and left his atomized carcass in the woods, unburied. "Oh well!" she thought..."A buzzard's gotta eat...same as a worm." Now THAT'S executive compensation.

Etymology: VAPORize+arRYTHMIA=VAPORRYTHMIA........VAPORIZE:to cause to become dissipated or irrevocably and eternally destroyed by or as if by converting into vapor,to cause to become dissipated or damaged,( F.U.B.A.R.);Middle English vapour, from Anglo-French vapor, from Latin, steam, vapor.....ARRYTHMIA:an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force;New Latin, from Greek, lack of rhythm, from arrhythmos unrhythmical, from a- + rhythmos rhythm.

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COMMENTS:

Awfully good...emphasis on the first word! - Nosila, 2008-12-30: 18:55:00

metrohumanx Awfully? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:23:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Enshredful

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: en-shred-ful

Sentence: Joanna's enshredful moment only brought harsh memories of her overdue Cola presentation.

Etymology: shred, full, en(prefix)

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COMMENTS:

Interesting etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:16:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Lacrimolish

kashman

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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