Verboticism: Hardwear

'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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Rubburnished

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rəbbərnishd

Sentence: Allan never was a touch typist. His life became that much more difficult when he discovered that his heavy use had rubburnished the printed letters off the keys on his keyboard. What he has saved by not replacing the keyboard he has spent on sharpie markers.

Etymology: rub (move one*s hand or a cloth repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something with firm pressure) + burnished (polish something, esp. metal by rubbing) a distant cousin of rug burn

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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Rubpetitive

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: rub-PET-eh-tiv

Sentence: Nigel's keyboard looked worse than a roadside diner sign from all the letters rubpetively worn off.

Etymology: rub + pet + (repet)itive

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Created by: mplsbohemian

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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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Annoyputer

Created by: patrick12345

Pronunciation: anoi/puter

Sentence: He was searching google when his mouse stoped working for the 50th time he was very annoyputer

Etymology: annoying+part of a computer

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Blindism

Created by: squid

Pronunciation: blind is um

Sentence: the lady suffers from blindism because she thought the real mouse was a computer mouse.

Etymology: blind- cannot see ism- the obvious

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Clickopecia

artr

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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Keypetitive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kee/pet/i/tiv

Sentence: Because she didn't own a joystick, the letters 's' and 'l' disappeared from her keyboard by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game.

Etymology: key + repetitive

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COMMENTS:

nice - patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00

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