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'Honey? Honey! Can you hear me?'

DEFINITION: n., A slow computer with insufficient memory; also, a slow-thinking husband. v., To take an extraordinarily long time to respond to a relatively simple request.

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Lapsetop

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: laps/top

Sentence: This laspsetop is completely useless. Every time I move the mouse the screen saver comes on.

Etymology: laptop + lapse

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - direwookiee, 2008-01-07: 09:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-07: 18:02:00

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Obslowlete

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: ah-b-sloh-leet

Sentence: My brother is such an obslowlete. He is one of the older makes.

Etymology: obsolete:meaning unusable+slow

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COMMENTS:

It's not easy to embed one word in another! Kudos for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:16:00

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Decelermate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de sel er mayt

Sentence: Allegra had never quite gotten used to the fact that her hubby, Dell, could decelermate any discussion or activity. He appeared to act and think and speak in slow motion and with age, this lethargy became more noticeable. When she asked him about replacing her very slow old computer, he was actually slower than the computer in responding. It is little wonder why he was dropped off at the recycling centre with all the other useless equipment.

Etymology: Decelerate (lose velocity; move more slowly) & Mate (spouse, partner in marriage/relationship)

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Computiledysfunction

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: com-pew-tile-dis-funk-shun

Sentence: It may happen to a lot of guys, but Kimberly refused to let ComputileDisfunction stand in her way of a satisfying online social life. "They get old and the spark just isn't there, where it counts, the memory data register." She said as she unpacked her newest computer; "This one will last about a year, I like 'em young." When asked about the prospect of using her new hardware to find a mate, the logic didn't compute: "This is why I don't have a husband. Who needs one?"

Etymology: computile (bend of computer + futile) + dysfunction (not working properly.) Play on "erectile dysfunction"

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Spousalpause

Created by: bosstown

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Sentence: Linda stopped asking "Does this dress look alright"? after developing an intolerance for spousalpause.

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Eonator

Created by: HollisWoods

Pronunciation: ee-uhn, ee-on eyt or

Sentence: Francesca is a researcher for various clients in Wash, D.C. Most of the research required needs to be done online and is usually accompanied by,"I need this yesterday!" There is a power failure in her office, so she is going to have to work from home. Now she is in a near panic because her home office doesn't have the sophisticated equipment she has at the downtown office. Francesca's hubby promised he would either upgrade or replace most of her equipment as a gift to her. This is a promise and process long overdue. Now she is in a bind and is concerned she won't meet her clients' deadlines. She is tired and frustrated by her eonator of a husband and her eonator of a computer. She will have to rely on her collegue, Susan, to help her. At least she finds some relief in the knowledge that she will have Susan's assistance and access to state-of-the-art equipment to meet the deadlines due. While traveling to Susan's office, Francesca couldn't help but wonder if her husband was home eonating on how and when to start her office upgrade.

Etymology: eon: an indefinitely long period of time ate: cause or make

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Compudurrh

CrayonWarrior

Created by: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: Kom-pyu-derrh

Sentence: oh no. Lisa's compudurrh had crashed AGAIN. it would break at random times, and it drove her MAD.

Etymology: Computer. Durrh - sound made when mocking a stupid person

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Amigamigo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am eee gam eee go

Sentence: she was unhappy with her amigamigos memory, anniversaries, birthdays always crashed. Also, there was the issue of his floppy thing.

Etymology: amiga amigo

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Dimwidget

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dimwijit

Sentence: Joyce isn*t sure why but she still carries around her antique, dimwidget Palm Pilot. It*s slow to use, has few functions that she couldn*t achieve with a scrap of paper and it glitches out whenever she actually needs it to perform a function. When she complains to her dimwidget husband, his only suggestion is that she get new batteries. She just might replace both items soon.

Etymology: dimwit (a stupid or silly person) +widget (a small gadget or mechanical device)

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Datasaurus

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /dah-tuh-SAWR-uhs/

Sentence: Sarah complained to Jerry, again, that their computer was such a datasaurus, she could take a shower, do her hair and make-up, prepare breakfast, eat, and do the dishes, all before the 'darn thing' was finished booting up. Apparently, he was still plodcessing over that information, after several months of her complaints.

Etymology: data - information (Latin, plural of 'datum') + -saurus - suffix used in the names of extinct reptiles; e.g. brontosaurus (Greek, saƻros "lizard")

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-02: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James