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DEFINITION: A technological innovation that doesn't work as expected because "normal people" can't figure out how to use it.

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Inconfation

Created by: Hyperion

Pronunciation: In/con/fay/tion.

Sentence: Joe Smith felt immense frustration at the inconfational vehicle, which had mysteriously started to dance and was beginning to serve his neighbours drinks- with him inside. It asked for requests. One, unfortunately, was a giant cocktail. Using its inbuilt mixing system, it began... The interior was waterproof. Joe, however, wasn't.

Etymology: It's a confusing innovation. What's to etymologise?

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Techtard

Created by: japfilsk8er

Pronunciation: tech-tard

Sentence: confuse on how a device is used.

Etymology: technology , and being dumb, retard

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Chagrinnovation

Created by: phonematode

Pronunciation: shu/grin/oh/vay/shun

Sentence:

Etymology: chagrin + innovation

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COMMENTS:

Good blend. With some good cognates possible such as chagrinnova, chagrinnovati. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-15: 18:35:00

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Brokethrough

Created by: whirredup

Pronunciation: broek-throo

Sentence: After recording the wrong show 3 weeks in a row, she marveled at her fancy DVR's oft-cited brokethrough technology.

Etymology: breakthrough, as in "technological breakthrough"; + broke, as in "this shit doesn't work"

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Misnology

Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: miss now loh zhe

Sentence: He said that it is foolproof, but that he underestimated the inventiveness of fools, but only one ubergeek has managed to figure it out.

Etymology: Mistaken technology

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Invistaquacy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/vis/tah/kwa/see

Sentence: Windows has come out with the latest invistaquacy. The user must have at least an information technology degree to download the manual.

Etymology: vista + inadequacy

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Technobscure

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: tek-NOB-skyur

Sentence: Will 's VCR constantly blinked 12:00 because it was too technobscure for him to change. Besides, he kind of liked the way it blinked in time to the music.

Etymology: Tech + Nob (elite) + Obscure

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Supporthosed

Created by: gplowell

Pronunciation:

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This one cracks me up! - ScrabbledEgg, 2007-09-14: 23:43:00

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Techolera

Created by: frenchprof

Pronunciation: tek cholera

Sentence: Tech Persons infected with techolera have massive logorehea.

Etymology: du vieux francais, bilieux, se faire de la bile.

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Inscrutivation

Created by: Nettle

Pronunciation: in-skru-ti-VAY-shun

Sentence: Martin encountered the familiar feeling of frustration while trying to cope with the inscrutivative new version of Windows.

Etymology: inscrutable + innovation

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enatefox - 2007-09-17: 11:01:00
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