Verboticism: Errmail

'Aaaaah!!! My finger slipped.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of regret and helplessness, which occurs once you realize that you have just sent out an erroneous email (i.e. one full of stupid mistakes). v., To send out an email and wish you hadn't.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: er mayl

Sentence: When Sid sent out that message to all his friends, co-workers and relatives about his boss, it was obviously an errmail. The witty but ascerbic content of his comments was undermined by his spelling and grammar errors, to the point that the message was all but indecipherable. Sid learned that day that if you send out a chablis-mail, you need to follow it with an apology-mail!

Etymology: Err (mistake;incorrect) & Mail ( the system whereby messages are transmitted) & e-mail (electronic mail) & Wordplay on airmail

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