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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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Bitterputer

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: bI-tEr-pyu-tEr

Sentence: Judy is fed-up with the constant bitterputer chaos in the office that she has decided to change for a betterputer.

Etymology: Bitter - marked by strong resentment or cynicism. Computer = puter - an electronic device used to store, sort, correlate, and make calculations on data at high speeds. Bitterputer = sour relationship with the computer. Antonym = Betterputer

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metrohumanx Nice Mandelbroth of words. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:39:00

Hahah... thanx metrohumanx. - logarithm, 2008-11-21: 09:04:00

Hahah... thanx metrohumanx. - logarithm, 2008-11-21: 09:37:00

good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-23: 15:45:00

metrohumanx I thought you'd get that one.... :) - metrohumanx, 2008-11-24: 16:02:00

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Silicontempt

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: silicon + contempt

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Netserf

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: net serf

Sentence: Nettie became so addicted to surfing the net, she became a netserf.

Etymology: Net - short for internet, aka the web that takes us all in. Serf - enslaved laborer.

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Good one. - Mustang, 2008-11-21: 04:41:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-21: 10:17:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-23: 15:47:00

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Codedependence

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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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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 memory loss 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 is 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.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verycerebral...and funny. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:38:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-21: 10:14:00

A hit! Llike a volt out of the blue! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-21: 12:55:00

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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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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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Technolodged

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TEK - no - lojd

Sentence: Whilhelmena found herself woefully short of computer skills and knowledge and quickly became technolodged in overwhelming fashion.

Etymology: Mix of technological and lodged (stuck)

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Stuck in computer h ..... otel !!! lol. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-30: 07:01:00

good one! - bananabender, 2008-01-30: 23:32:00

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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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Diskontent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis kon tent

Sentence: Brandy's relationship with her computer was like her history with men. She experienced the same diskontent when they got a virus, lost their memory, their drive,became floppy and could no longer server. That was when she gave them the boot, because their relationship was terminal.

Etymology: Disk ((computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored) & Discontent (a longing for something better than the present situation)

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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