Verboticism: Pratemail

'I'm calling to tell you that I'm doing my toes.'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively describe, in excruciating detail, the minute events of one's everyday life as it happens; especially when assisted by modern information technology systems. n. A person who feels compelled to "share" every detail of their life, with everyone.

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Created by: Ellemorpheus

Pronunciation: Ex-pon-dough-log

Sentence: Her mother launched a long expondologue, filled with details she neither remembered or cared for.

Etymology: Expond-expound ologue-monologue

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: min oot chee arize

Sentence: Minerva was compulsive when it came her friends and co-workers. She would minutiarize even the least significant detail of her mundane existance and fill her blog, e-mails and voicemails with the kind of boring, picky details no one wants to know. You know, how she wore her hair today, what she bought for dinner, taking her car to the carwash, filing her nails, what outfit she had picked out for tomorrow, how her arm went numb (like her readers) when she slept last night, etc... According to her blog, she led the most tedious, dull life and because of the stifingly boring nature of her discussions, few people if any bothered to read it. Good thing, because this boring cover was perfect for Minerva. If only she could write the real details of her other life. The life where she was known as Natasha, the International Terrorist wanted for questioning by Interpol and other agencies for the suspicious deaths of her last 3 boyfriends, who all happened to have very sensitive and hush-hush jobs with 3 major world powers.

Etymology: minutia (small or minor details) & diarize (enter in a diary)


nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-17: 13:56:00

metrohumanx MINUTIARIZE is great- you get it immediately...definitely in the top three! - metrohumanx, 2008-06-17: 14:27:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ɹiˈblɑdʒəˌteɪt/ note the soft "g"

Sentence: I spent a year reblogitating all the gory, trivial details of my life in a long stream of digital diary-a way back in the 1990's before the word "blog," when every one of us web diarists thought we'd invented the idea.

Etymology: from regurgitate + blog


Ah, you were a pop-up blogger back then. BTW, love the word. Sounds great when you stick out your tongue to emphasize the "blah" sound in the middle. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-11: 13:20:00

Yeah it's funny... All this new stuff, new technology, and even new words, and it's really the same old stuff we have been doing forever... - wordmeister, 2007-04-11: 14:15:00

The difference being is that now there's a fad for showing off all this stuff to anyone willing to pay attention. - ErWenn, 2007-04-11: 17:17:00


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Created by: arms56




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Created by: WhiteRhino

Pronunciation: Mead-ee-ya-crah-tic

Sentence: She was completely Mediocratic the other day, I couldn't take it.

Etymology: Media, -cratic

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sell eb rit eeee

Sentence: She's a cellebrity, get her out of hearing

Etymology: cell as in ncellphone celebtity as in ...who knows these days

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /dij-uh-rah-TEE-dee-um/

Sentence: Ken and Julie would blog about everything — detailing all of the digeratedium of their lives that nobody else really cares about. When they got engaged, they started a website, and wrote about all the minutiae of their wedding planning. Then they started a new blog when they got a cat, and posted pictures and stories about what it did that day, and what it might be saying if it could talk. Now they have a baby. Reading the daily pregnancy updates were mind-numbing, but the pages of text they'd write each time baby Ryan spit up or filled his diaper were enough to induce a coma.

Etymology: Digerati - people who often use, or are knowledgeable about, digital technologies (from dig[ital] + [lit]erati "computer literate") + Tedium - the quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tedious (from Latin, tædium "weariness, disgust")


digerati is a new one on me, and it works well with this. - stache, 2008-06-17: 06:21:00

To me too; nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-19: 05:38:00


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Created by: arms59




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Created by: Johnnymac123

Pronunciation: non sense e call

Sentence: I recieved another nonsensicall from james today.


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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ee LA bore ate

Sentence: Cindy likes to elaboreate on Twitter about her daily adventures. Her tweets include the quantity and consistency of her baby son's diaper contents, and how many ounces of formula he has eaten at each feeding. Apparently it's fascinating to SOMEONE, because she has 1492 "followers."

Etymology: elaborate (v.) + bore (v. or n.)

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