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DEFINITION: n. A technological innovation that doesn't work as expected because "normal people" can't figure out how to use it. v. To improve something in a way that makes it much harder to use.

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Technogression

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: tek-no-GREH-shun

Sentence: The

Etymology: Technical Regression (with the added bonus of having the feel of "agression") in the word....and I'd think that could be a subsequent feeling to being unable to benefit for the intended technological benefit that is not being met.

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Trekkienology

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trekee/nawl/ogee

Sentence: I think you have to understand Vulcan to figure out modern trekkienology

Etymology: trekkie + technology

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COMMENTS:

live long and prosper - porsche, 2007-03-21: 11:29:00

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Nonnovation

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: non-oh-vay-shin

Sentence: "Blast! This remote control is so complicated. It's a nonnovation."

Etymology: non; innovate

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Einstymie

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: EIN-sty-mee

Sentence: Sue was all thrilled to get her new cell phone, but after reading through the 245 page manual and realizing she didn't have a clue as to how to turn on the damn thing, she realized she had purchased yet another Einstymie.

Etymology: Einstein, stymie (A situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.)

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COMMENTS:

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-21: 11:31:00

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Antitechinnovation

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Anti-teck-inno-vay-shun

Sentence: In the commercial this antitechinovation looked so easy, but I still can't figure out how to make a phone call!

Etymology: Anti, technologic, innovation

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Anything "anti" is good...lol. Nice wordage! - Sketchy, 2007-03-21: 14:45:00

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Unutilovelty

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: un-you-till-รข-vul-tee

Sentence: When the people on tv used it, it seemed like it would change my life. when i got it in the mail it ended up being a unutilovelty that collected dust.

Etymology: un+ utilize + novelty

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Modconjob

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: mod-con-job

Sentence: It was all hype and bonhomie in the sales pitch, but I've hit the trough of disillusionment with this modconjob.

Etymology: mod con (modern convenience) + con job (trick pulled by a confidence artist)

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Vistappointment

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: vis-tah-POYNY-ment

Sentence: That new self-walking dog leash I bought online turned out to be a big Vistappointment. I couldn't even get it configured to my breed, it kept defaulting to "shih tsu". What a rip!

Etymology: Vista (you know) + disappointment

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COMMENTS:

very topical! - galwaywegian, 2007-03-21: 06:43:00

I don't normally appreciate topical verboticisms, but this one actually rolls off the tongue nicely. - Discoveria, 2007-03-21: 08:44:00

for relief of normal verboticism, apply topically...:-) - Alchemist, 2007-03-21: 09:19:00

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Indautified

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: in - doubtified

Sentence: We are surrounded by indautified technology.

Etymology: In as a negative pre-syllable. DAU = German abbreviation for Stupidest Expected User, so SEU in englich. certified. Short: Technology that is not certified for DAUs/SEUs.

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Dummiproving

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Dah - mi - pru - veng

Sentence: The scientists lauded themselves for the bulletproofing of the hands-free self-sharpening throwing stars kit, unfortunately recent fatalities have shown it to be dummiproved.

Etymology: Dummy-Proved

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-20: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus.
Thank you erasmus! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-07: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus. Thank you erasmus. ~ James