Verboticism: Vexspunge

'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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Kerpoof

Created by: nickhole

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was nearly done with my thesis when my cat unplugged my laptop and kerpoofed my essay.

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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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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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Afrayed

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: afraid

Sentence: Ben was completely frazzled and kept pulling at his necktie. His boss rushed in and asked, "Are you able to present the report at this afternoon's general meeting?" No, I'm afrayed knot." said Ben. "It was just here near the shredder when i last saw it."

Etymology: afraid + frayed (tattered)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 11:06:00

Sentences with a truly great pun, are always amazingly good fun! Excellent choice of words, excellently blended. Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:08:00

petaj thanks muchly, i should have included affray in the etymology too. - petaj, 2008-03-06: 03:47:00

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Freakzure

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: freek-zhure

Sentence: I had a bad case of freakzure when I accidentally deleted that 20 page paper about nothing.

Etymology: freakout + seizure

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COMMENTS:

Unique choice of words to blend. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:18:00

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Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-i-teer-ee-uhs

Sentence: Abigail was absolutely deletearious over her inadvertent deletions of important emails and documtents.

Etymology: A play on the word 'deleterious'....harmful or destructive...adding 'tears'.

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Excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:21:00

Embedding one word in another is not easy. Exceptionally well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:10:00

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Regrete

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: re/greet'/

Sentence: The realization that the wind had somehow blown her soon-to-be-ex-husband's tax documents out of the lockbox in the attic, down two flights of stairs, around the corner, into the office and right into the shredder filled her heart with awe. The fact that this should happen just as she was pressing the "shred" button, almost filled her heart with regrete.

Etymology: regret + delete

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Filled with regrete as she re-greets her ex! Nice use of exaggeration and irony! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:24:00

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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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Destrue

calculon

Created by: calculon

Pronunciation: 'dest-ROO

Sentence: Phillipa destrued her gift receipt, upon noticing that her newly-purchased pom-pom tuque clashed with her leather jacket, her stiletto-heels, and her carefully-constructed self-image as a no-nonsense corporate attorney.

Etymology: From "Destroy" or "Destruction", it's sad but it's true, and "Rue" - to regret, or wish to undo.

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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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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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