Verboticism: Doculament

'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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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /dok-yu-la-MENT/

Sentence: Peter was about to move out of the apartment he'd lived in for years, and he was what one might call a 'packrat' — he had kept all of his old receipts, paid bills and bank statement in his desk drawer. He impulsively decided to make a fresh start and change his packrat ways by shredding everything in the drawer. But after doing so, he remembered that he had kept his birth certificate, car title and tax records in that same drawer, and soon doculamented his rash shredding spree.

Etymology: Document - any written item, or computer data file (from Latin, documentum "example, proof") + Lament - to feel sorrow or mourn over (from Latin, lāmentārī "regret")

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Comments: Doculament

petaj - 2008-03-05: 05:16:00
Did he deliver a filogy over the shredded remains? What a grave situation.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-05: 13:36:00
Meaningful and with feeling. Excellent verboticism!

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-05: 19:31:00

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-06: 04:34:00
Nice word.