Verboticism: Oopsiraze

Oopsiraze

Created by: jajsr

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: Oops-see-ray-z

Sentence: Growing tired of the junk e-mails he got from his boss about their weekly meetings, Ben would just delete them. But last week, Ben's boss sent his flight itinerary for their very important business trip to Paris and when asked if he printed it, he realized he oopsirazed the e-mail to his recycle bin.

Etymology: Combination of "Oops" - used typically to express mild apology, suprise or dismay; and "Raze" - to destroy to the ground

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Comments: Oopsiraze

silveryaspen - 2008-12-30: 16:33:00
Chuckling over how your etymology fooled me ... was thinking oops-erase. Oops is such a great word ... brings out the child in all of us.

metrohumanx - 2008-12-31: 01:09:00
I concur.

petaj - 2008-12-31: 02:13:00
oopsidaisy and oopsiraze