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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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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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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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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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Compulove

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Comp-you-love

Sentence: Julie has a strong compulove for her HP. She has had it years. Im suprised her PC has put up with her constantly shouting at it and hitting it. Poor PC. But it must be love, because it always switches on!!

Etymology: This is a mix between computer and compulsive and love. Computer being just a computer (laptop or desktop) and compulsive as in "you must do it" "you must have it" etc.. and love as in strong feelings of romance and passion etc.

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COMMENTS:

This has a twisted cyber-ring to it! Laughing long and loud! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 07:04:00

Switched on word and sentence too! - bananabender, 2008-01-31: 00:13:00

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Zugoecentric

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Zu-GoE-Centric

Sentence: Stuck in an office all day leaves me feeling a bit Zugoecentric with my computer.

Etymology: Zugo (from latin Zugotoes : yoked/fusion of two/locked together) - E (Electronic ie e-mail, e-commerce) - Centric (dependent/to be central focus)

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COMMENTS:

nice word - bookowl, 2008-01-30: 20:10:00

Creative - Nice word1 - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:26:00

Using a computer brings out the eccentricities in all of us! V nice word! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 18:27:00

I'm sure glad you put the etymology cause this dummy thought it was a typo and was a combo with zygotes in it ... more laughter ... at my ignorance. Kudos, to all who use the uncommon, for I am learning new words from you along with the verboticisms. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 19:39:00

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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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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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Silicontempt

Created by: urbanwookie

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Etymology: silicon + contempt

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

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Volatronics

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: vol-uh-TRON-iks

Sentence: Jezebel's compriciousness in forgetting to lock the doors on the "Firewalls" led to volatronics between her and Bob. Finally Bob, frustated with her unpredictability, yelled: " Get on that "Trojan horse" you let in, and get out of my life - right now!' Overhearing the heated exchange Roxie interrupted, reminding Bob that, after all, Jezebel was only electronic!

Etymology: Blend of VOLATILE: erratic, sudden changeableness in behavior, Of computers: pertaining to loss of storage when eletrical power is turned off or fails. Electronics: science & technology of electronics phenomena. Compriciousness (computer & capricious)

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So Hot! Great word and sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 06:53:00

Entertaining funny sentence! Clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 07:02:00

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-30: 12:16:00

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Vexnology

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: veks/NA/la/gee

Sentence: Wanda became unbalanced when dealing with vexnology.

Etymology: vex+technology

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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