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'Oh no! I won't be able to message for another week!'

DEFINITION: n., A pesky but persistently painful, and seemingly incurable paper cut, which simply refuses to heal. n. To cut or injure a "high use" body part, like a fingertip, knuckle or tongue.

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Traumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TRAW - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: The long lasting small cut on the tip of her finger made ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging,etc very painful, and Shasta was beginning to think the traumalinger was going to be permanent.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'trauma' (injury) and 'linger' (To persist)

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Microburden

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MY-crow-BIRD-uhn

Sentence: Dr Desmond's waiting room was crowded with the usual assortment of whining hypochondriacs, industrial accident victims, bursting lacerations and a gentleman who lost a crowbar fight at the local pub. When Molly explained her MICROBURDEN to Desmond, he was strangely unsympathetic. Using a scanning electron microscope, the doctor finally located Molly's invisaffliction, and predictably prescribed Motrin and bedrest. Molly explained that her stinging woundlet was like a tiny little albatross that nagged her and made life intolerable, but Desmond inexplicably refused to administer morphine for such a piddling complaint. Molly would just have to face life with her MICROBURDEN, and use this ugly incident as a sentence to be savored on the website..."Verbotomy".

Etymology: MICRO+BURDEN=MICROBURDEN.....MICRO: prefix meaning tiny or trifling.....BURDEN: something oppressive or worrisome; Middle English, from Old English byrthen; akin to Old English beran to carry.....alternatatively: MYCROBURDEN

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metrohumanx http://www.quackwatch.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:44:00

metrohumanx Yes- I know it's a bit on the simple side...but I was distracted by Molly's lavender lipstick and tiny tear. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 09:08:00

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Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stingərtip

Sentence: Jimmy is in charge of the stockroom at the restaurant where he works. Papercuts from the cardboard boxes are rampant. When he preps lemons for the day he has to deal with a handful of stingertips.

Etymology: sting (feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation) + fingertips (the tip of a finger)

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Fangpang

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fang/pang

Sentence: A pesky, irritating fangpang on his index finger makes playing the piano an excruciatingly difficult task.

Etymology: fang (appendage) + pang

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dang fangpang!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 09:47:00

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Septicut

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sep-tee-cut

Sentence: When the sore on his finger refused to heal and started to throb, Jim, being a bit of a hypochondriac, was convinced he had gangrene and decided to go and get it checked out at the doctor's. The doc took one look, shook his head and told Jim that it was just a little septicut and if he kept it clean and dressed everyday it should clear up on it's own.

Etymology: Septic(of a wound,infected by bacteria) ORIGIN Greek Septikos 'make rotten' + Cut(an opening or incision made by a sharp implement) = Septicut

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Knockawound

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nok-ah-woond

Sentence: Poor little Windsey's knockawound prevented her from using her iPhone to notify her entourage where the party was.

Etymology: Knock- To collide with something. A- Used as a function word. Wound- An injury, usually involving division of tissue. (a cut)

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Awkwound

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: AWK-woond

Sentence: Tara's finger ached as the awkwound on the side of her finger opened for the umpteenth time. She had cut it opening the first envelope of the day and it had been continuously stimulated with each successive envelope.

Etymology: Awk(ward) + Wound

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Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:26:00

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Lifenot

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /laɪfnɒt/

Sentence: I've got a lifenot in my right thumb... This lifenot doesn't seem to be healing... I can't eat with this lifenot in my tongue!

Etymology: LIFENOT - noun. From Life (time for which something exists or functions) + Not (negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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Chronick

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: kron/ic

Sentence: Her paper cut was diagnosed as chronick.

Etymology: chronic + nick

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Bugabooboo

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: buhg-uh-boo-boo

Sentence: Ken was reminded of the bugabooboo on his finger when he attempted to fish some jalapenos out of a jar. This was the worst pain he had experienced since he had eaten a salty potato chip and irratated his lip ulcer.

Etymology: bugaboo (a recurring problem or situation) + boo-boo

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COMMENTS:

she's crying in the cartoon so maybe it's a bugabooboohoo - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:23:00

Clever and interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:27:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-03: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-21: 00:36:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James