Verboticism: Blindism

'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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Padtina

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pad/teena

Sentence: What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague.

Etymology: pad + patina

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Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00

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Mousopecia

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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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Pointopecia

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: point-o-pee-zia

Sentence: Sam scrolled through the entire Boingboing archive until his pointer had mouse pattern pointopecia.

Etymology: alopecia (baldness, pointer (pointing device)

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Fingerwax

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The keyboard appeared old and a thin layer of fingerwax had been applied.

Etymology: finger + wax

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Clickopecia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klikəpēshēə

Sentence: It’s good for Bill that he’s a touch typist. He has worn most of the letters off of the keys on his keyboard. His mouse has a bad case of clickopecia, a bald spot caused by excessive clicking.

Etymology: click (an act of pressing a mouse button) + alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness)

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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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Erodiousbaldicus

Created by: lafillepirate

Pronunciation: Air-road-ee-us-bald-ih-cuss

Sentence: If he doesn't stop playing computer games, he's going to lose his mouse to erodiousbaldicus.

Etymology: Rumored to have been written on rock polishing kits.

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Mouseketear

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mouse/keh/tare

Sentence: Sally was so busy scrolling through ebay that she didn't notice that the mousekewear had swiftly become a mouseketear. Now she'd have to go back to WaltMart to pick up another one.

Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer

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Love it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-17: 06:41:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:34:00

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Clickeroded

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: klĭk-ə-rō'-dĭd

Sentence: Like that spot on my keyboard spacebar, and the spot on my mouse button where I always click it, the buttons on the remote control for Uncle Bill's old TV were were noticeably clickeroded.

Etymology: clicker (Slang term for a remote control, or controlling device) + eroded (Latin, érōdere - "worn away by abrasion")

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Abrashine

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: uh-BREY-shahyn

Sentence: Bob lived in canescrapent, click-button cyberia with mice that abrashined, remote controls with repitritus and gnawhite-spotted screens.

Etymology: Abrashine:abrasion:scraped spot or area & shine 2.Repitritus (repitition & detritus) 3. Gnawhite:(gnaw: eat away & white) 4. Cyberia:from "Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace" by Doug Rushkoff. 5.Canescrapent:greyish white & scrape.

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poor Bob, what a grind - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-20: 14:17:00

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