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'But I was just double-clicking'

DEFINITION: n., The anger and frustration that grows out of an unsatisfying, unfulfilling or unpredictable relationship one has with an electronic device, especially a computer. v. intr., To be trapped in a passive-aggressive, codependency with a computer.

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Macadementia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/ah/dee/men/shia

Sentence: I was driven into macadementia by my aging mac. It turned from being user friendly into Hal from 2001.

Etymology: mac(computer) + dementia(mental deterioration caused by mac) + macadamia (type of nut)

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COMMENTS:

Ah nuts! You cracked me up with this one! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 06:45:00

Cracking word!! (pun intended) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-30: 10:17:00

walnut always encouraged acorny comment is almond always appreciated - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-30: 10:45:00

Macadamias: a hard nut to crack! Ps: also known as the Queensland nut, Maroochi nut. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:29:00

Aah, Queensland nuts..... I've cracked many in my time using my grandfather's vice under the house, a hammer and a dent in a cement works except when the nut shoots sideways at lightning speed (watch out onlookers!), but I'm set up well these days because I have a nutcracker designed by a Queenslander specially to deal with those tough shells. Super word! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 23:54:00

Ah! Excellent word! Sounds like it could really make it to the DSM-V ! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:47:00

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Biosfear

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: BUY-oh-sphere

Sentence: SexySadie was neat, sweet and complete...as long as her wireless connection remained cooperative. Her first desktop bit the dust when she attempted an on-line purchase and melted her Visa card by inserting it into the A: drive. Seriously chastised, she would coddle her new computer with loving care. Capable of computing until the cows came home, she was trapped in a feedback loop of Verbotomizing, e-mailing and Facebooking, choosing to ignore the creeping back pain her doctor had warned her about. A compressed non-system disk in her spine was bad enough, but her BIOSFEAR was far worse, and could be potentially fatal. If she shut down her Lappy 286, it might never re-boot correctly, and she would become the pathetic owner of a hi-tech doorstop. SexySadie loathed her own inability to stop surfing almost as much as she loved and despised the electronic ogre which kept her a virtual prisoner of her own semi E-rotic addiction. The Electronic Fun Transfers stopped abruptly when the battery created it's own "wireless hot spot" one frosty night and incinerated the tacky velour ottoman she had gotten for a pittance on E-Bay...........................SexySadie oooooh What have you done?

Etymology: BIOS+FEAR=BIOSFEAR.....BIOS:Basic Input/Output System....FEAR:frighten,to have a reverential awe of,expect with alarm,to be afraid of or apprehensive; Middle English feren, from Old English fǣran, from fǣr......(With a subcutaneous reference to BIOSPHERE, an ancient eco-experiment in which volunteers lived in isolation for an extended period of time, not even caring to push the levers which we have provided for them.)

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COMMENTS:

petaj perfect - petaj, 2008-11-21: 07:55:00

metrohumanx Isn't it time for an UPGRADE? Ah yes! The "good old daze"..... http://www.computerhistory.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:11:00

metrohumanx WOW! Friday has been a cornucopia of chuckles. I hope to see you all at the 2010 Verbotomy Festival and Word Swap Extravaganza. (location TBA) - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:44:00

fabulous sentence metro - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-21: 10:16:00

E-ceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 12:39:00

Biosfearful word! - Nosila, 2008-11-21: 23:14:00

fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-23: 15:44:00

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Macrimony

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: MAK-ruh-moh-nee

Sentence: My computer and I have a mutually macrimonious relationship. I yell, rant and rave at it because it drops off the web frequently, and it, in turn, deliberately goes slow, throws up error reports attacking my sweet disposition, good looks and computing prowess, and even interrupts my verbotomizing by initiating unnecessary MacAfee updates. One day it's gonna be all too much and I will end our relationship by launching a deadly macattack. Maybe I'll macerate it in Macassar oil, aim a sharp blow to its macula and send it off to the IT graveyard way out yonder in the macrocosm. That should do the trick.

Etymology: MAC: computer. ACRIMONY: sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition.

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COMMENTS:

Payment for divorcing your computer? Roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 06:41:00

I reckon I deserve a million or two after all the names it's called me! :) - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 06:53:00

Gone to the graveyard eh! Sounds a bit like " For whom the Dell tolls!" Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:25:00

Oh how right you are OZ. My computer is actually a Dell! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 18:16:00

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Aclikshun

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əˈclik shən

Sentence: PeeCee has a serious aclikshun. As much as she hates it, she just can't separate herself from her computer. She has given up eating breakfast to play some silly little online word game every morning. She was so aclikted that she has lost the ability to talk to anybody face-to-face. She tried to sign up for a computer-aclikshun class but couldn't get her calendar program to work correctly. Last weekend, while having dinner with her kids, Doc and Giffer, she placed her order by e-mail. Thank goodness for Wi-Fi. She had trouble accepting her divorce from Mac until he sent the papers to her as a .pdf file.

Etymology: addiction (the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity) + click (in computing, an act of pressing a mouse button)+ shun (persistently avoid, ignore, or reject)

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COMMENTS:

And here I sit clicking and typing. :-) - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-21: 06:46:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-21: 10:15:00

Delightful creation! I will grin and think of you everytime I use it! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 12:35:00

Acliktic word! - Nosila, 2008-11-21: 23:16:00

DaddyNewt rolls off the tongue - DaddyNewt, 2008-11-22: 00:09:00

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Loveandatarelationship

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Luv-an-data-ree-lay-shun-ship

Sentence: Jane's computer really drove her mad sometimes, but when it went in for repair for a few days, she realised it was a loveandatarelationship as she just couldn't live without it.

Etymology: Twist on love and hate relationship

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When I first looked at the word in the list, I read it as loveanddatErelationship and was e-xpecting a sentence about those datE-matching websites! When I clicked on your word and read the sentence, I took a second and better look at the word. Finally saw it was datA not datE in the middle! My eyes and mind need e-mprovement! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 13:56:00

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Appallingvista

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: app aw ling goo ista

Sentence: their appallingvista was even worse that the inXPlickable relationshit she had with her previous partner (yes it was a typo, but I left it in!)

Etymology: appaling vista, Vista.

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 07:34:00

Yep, I'm laughing too! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 07:42:00

Agreed, lol'ing at the sentence!! :D - Dougalistic, 2008-01-30: 10:16:00

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Codedependence

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kōddəpendənsē

Sentence: ”I love you. I hate you. I’d like to trash you. I can’t survive without you.” This codedependence is enough to drive Tim crazy. He says he’d like to get away from his e-vices but sleeps with his smart phone clutched tightly in his fist.

Etymology: code (program instructions) + codependence (excessive emotional or psychological reliance)

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Incomputible

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/com/put/uh/bull

Sentence: After many months of anger and frustration and unsatisfying results from her laptop, the technical advisor at the computer store advised Jane that she and her laptop were completely incomputible and she should move onto a new machine.

Etymology: INCOMPUTIBLE - from - INCOMPATIBLE (unable to exist together in harmony) + COMPUTER (a programmable electronic machine)

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-11-21: 07:11:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-11-21: 07:11:00

Nice one! My vote for you today. - logarithm, 2008-11-21: 08:24:00

Very nice e-malgamation! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 12:42:00

Terrific word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-23: 15:46:00

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Terminalrelationship

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ter min al ree lay shun ship

Sentence: Rose knew that her terminalrelationship with her computer was hopeless...she'd soon have to go on Dr.Phil or Jerry Springer because she couldn't hack it anymore.

Etymology: terminal (computer & near death) & relationship (connectedness to another)

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COMMENTS:

Ah, very funny!! - Tigger, 2008-01-30: 02:43:00

clever! lol! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 03:35:00

Is there a computer hospice to go to for terminalrelationships? - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 06:49:00

excellent - galwaywegian, 2008-01-30: 07:30:00

Yes, galwaywegian, if you think you have the virus, you should maybe check into a LANatarium or the Sick e-bay or even the sPCa for help. Cheers everyone, Nosila - Nosila, 2008-01-31: 23:19:00

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Pcdoff

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: peesed/off

Sentence: My computer never fails to get me pcdoff.

Etymology: pc + pissed off

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COMMENTS:

Very clever ... roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 19:34:00

Hilarious, left-field, clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 23:30:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by Silveryaspen. Thank you Silveryaspen. ~ James

bananabender - 2008-01-30: 08:22:00
Great definition Silveryaspen. You definately pressed our buttons with this one! So many clever and funny verboticisms and sentences. Still chuckling!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-09-01: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Silveryaspen. Thank you Silveryaspen. ~ James