Verboticism: Betavate

'Wow! Look what my grandpa gave me!'

DEFINITION: n. An old media format that is no longer popular or easily accessible, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes or stone tablets. v. To try to access data stored in an old-fashioned media format, especially it requires the use archaic technology and/or protocols.

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Betavate

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: bay/tuh/vate

Sentence: Kelly's family had long maintained a fine collection of home movies spanning several formerly cutting edge film and video formats. This was a great comfort to Kelly, because although the tragic video of her junior prom still existed, it would take a significant effort to secure the proper equipment to betavate it.

Etymology: excavate- to extract material + beta- the sad and long dead video format

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Comments: Betavate

stache - 2008-03-14: 17:50:00
I see what you mean. A fine verb indeed.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-14: 18:15:00
Beta-hooked on betavated! Great creation!

Nosila - 2008-03-14: 23:07:00
It is indeed beta to give than receive. Good One, picabomama!