Verboticism: Plastastroke

'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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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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Hardwear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hard-wayr

Sentence: Simon's friends referred to his keyboard, mouse and mousepad as his hardwear because of the excessive wear shown on them by his overly rough use.

Etymology: Blend of 'hard' and 'wear', a play on the word 'hardware'.

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Compubuff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kuhm-pyoo-buhf

Sentence: She compubuffed her keyboard so bright and shiny that she could almost she her reflection in each key.

Etymology: computer + buff (as in shine)

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Shinetalic

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (shine-tal-lic)

Sentence: I see your mouse has a shinetalic spot on it from major usage.

Etymology: shine-bright,glows,shiny talic-part of metallic, which also means shiny.

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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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Clickpit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klick - pit

Sentence: I realized I was spending entirely too much time on-line playing those escape the room games when my 3 month old laptop had already developed a clickpit in the touch-pad.

Etymology: click -action of operating a mouse or touchpad + pit - small divot caused by repeated friction.

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COMMENTS:

It has a satisfying sound to it. I like it. - astorey, 2008-10-17: 11:55:00

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Nakey

Created by: giIIyp

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Which key is that? N? M? I never know, they are both so nakey.

Etymology: I do not know why, but I wear out the N and M keys - my naked keys.

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Geekpolish

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: geek + polish

Sentence: Judging by the geekpolish on Jimmy's laptop, he had been spending a bit too much time on Facebook.

Etymology: Not to be confused with my Eastern European roots (geek Polish)

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Alopadcia

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /al-uh-pad-shee-uh/

Sentence: "Does your owner tap on you like a beast? are you losing your hair and colour? Do no wait anymore! STOP IT NOW!!! By using our brand new product called Aminexpad!!! Try it out, or you'll be out!

Etymology: ALOPADCIA. From Alopecia (loss of hair; baldness) + Pad

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:53:00

metrohumanx Zounds! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:22:00

Hair-iffic! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:25:00

clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:33:00

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Eteriorate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee teer eeo rayt

Sentence: June's computer mouse was so worn it was in the terminal stages of eteriorate. She thumped on it so often everyday that it was in a permanent stage of AOLopecia.

Etymology: deteriorate (to fade away or worsen) & e-terior (electronic exterior) & ate (eaten away)

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