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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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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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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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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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Hardweariness

Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: hard WEER ee nehs

Sentence: After a full day of wrestling with her laptop, blackberry, and TIVO, the familiar hardweariness set in. Yet she couldn't help herself as she surfed until the wee hours of the morning, hardwearied (hardwired + weary) to her computer.

Etymology: hardware + weary

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COMMENTS:

Great last line! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 19:46:00

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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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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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Wifight

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: y-fyte

Sentence: Nerdia had never recovered from the wifight brought on inexorably by the constant aggravations of trying to connect her laptop to wireless networks at conference venues. After forking out exorbitant per hour rates for access, she frequently found that wireless coverage in the auditorium was flaky or only in the far left corner. Despite these tribulations she could never forgo her online fix.

Etymology: wifi + fight

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hahahahaa. "Nerdia"....good one! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:36:00

Why fight? My vote for you also! - logarithm, 2008-11-21: 08:38:00

Wifight bowled me over! Very clever creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 13:00:00

How many of us have thought "Wifight our online fix of daily verbotomy?" - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 14:03:00

petaj Did you know Nerdia was from Techsas? She married a Geek from Athens. - petaj, 2008-11-22: 05:08:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-23: 15:48:00

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Techfrustrophile

Created by: LordRahlsFav

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Silicontempt

Created by: urbanwookie

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Etymology: silicon + contempt

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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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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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Technowildered

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TEK-no-wil-erd

Sentence: Try as she may to understand the complexities of her laptop and tricks for surfing the web, posting on forums and exchanging emails, Gladys remained technowildered and completely angry with her own lack of tech skills.

Etymology: Blend of technological and bewildered.

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Psycholectronic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sigh - ko - lec - tron - ik

Sentence: Every day Veronica went totally psycholectronic while dealing with her computer. She was constantly frustrated and angry when it locked up or she could not figure out how to do something but in the end, she kept turning it on every day because it had really become her best friend.

Etymology: Psychotic (a person afflicted with psychosis: amental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted) + Electronic (Usually refers to something that is available via the computer).

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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