Verboticism: Schnippelangst

Schnippelangst

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

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.

Pronunciation: Shh-nip-pull-ang-st

Sentence: The otherwise efficient receptionist's fetish for deleting "unwanted" e-mails, files and documents at the circumcision clinic, inevitably led to a mistake that erased the appointment schedule; causing her to mistakenly make a number of re-bookings for work that had already been done! Leaving her with a permenant case of shnippelangst

Etymology: Orig;German - Schnippeln (To delete) / Angst (Fear)

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Comments: Schnippelangst

silveryaspen - 2008-03-05: 13:45:00
Sure glad you put the etymologym, cause the nippel in the middle was really baffling! Uber originality!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-06: 04:47:00
Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-06: 04:47:00
Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia.