Verboticism: Eternhurty

'Oh no! I won't be able to message for another week!'

DEFINITION: n., A pesky but persistently painful, and seemingly incurable paper cut, which simply refuses to heal. n. To cut or injure a "high use" body part, like a fingertip, knuckle or tongue.

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Axident

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aksidənt

Sentence: John was fed up with the tree that dropped staining red berries on his new white car so he decided to chop it down. His lack of experience with tools and innate ineptitude left him with an axident in his forehead.

Etymology: ax (a tool typically used for chopping wood, usually a steel blade attached at a right angle to a wooden handle) + accident (an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury) + dent (a slight hollow in a hard, even surface made by a blow or by the exertion of pressure)

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Bugabooboo

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: buhg-uh-boo-boo

Sentence: Ken was reminded of the bugabooboo on his finger when he attempted to fish some jalapenos out of a jar. This was the worst pain he had experienced since he had eaten a salty potato chip and irratated his lip ulcer.

Etymology: bugaboo (a recurring problem or situation) + boo-boo

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COMMENTS:

she's crying in the cartoon so maybe it's a bugabooboohoo - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:23:00

Clever and interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:27:00

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Microburden

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MY-crow-BIRD-uhn

Sentence: Dr Desmond's waiting room was crowded with the usual assortment of whining hypochondriacs, industrial accident victims, bursting lacerations and a gentleman who lost a crowbar fight at the local pub. When Molly explained her MICROBURDEN to Desmond, he was strangely unsympathetic. Using a scanning electron microscope, the doctor finally located Molly's invisaffliction, and predictably prescribed Motrin and bedrest. Molly explained that her stinging woundlet was like a tiny little albatross that nagged her and made life intolerable, but Desmond inexplicably refused to administer morphine for such a piddling complaint. Molly would just have to face life with her MICROBURDEN, and use this ugly incident as a sentence to be savored on the website..."Verbotomy".

Etymology: MICRO+BURDEN=MICROBURDEN.....MICRO: prefix meaning tiny or trifling.....BURDEN: something oppressive or worrisome; Middle English, from Old English byrthen; akin to Old English beran to carry.....alternatatively: MYCROBURDEN

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.quackwatch.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:44:00

metrohumanx Yes- I know it's a bit on the simple side...but I was distracted by Molly's lavender lipstick and tiny tear. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 09:08:00

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Irinick

Batavier

Created by: Batavier

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I still have this irinick between my fingers. Everytime I want to pick something up, it hurts or starts bleeding again.

Etymology: Iritating + nick (cut)

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Cutstration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cut/stray/shun

Sentence: Sally felt deep cutstration whenever she tried to unpick the stitches she'd so cautiously sewn. Her part time job shelling shrimp (crustaceans) didn't help.

Etymology: cut + frustration + crustacean

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COMMENTS:

Shudderingly close to castration. Great word! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 14:03:00

Good word! Reminds me of this image: http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103199 - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

funny purple and scrumpy - one should be very circumspective when using a photocopier - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:21:00

Etymology: cut, frustration, crustacean - Fantastic! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:29:00

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Multimutilation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mul tee mute til ay shyn

Sentence: Sandra's old war wound, a papercut on her index finger opened again and bled all over her work. Her multimutilation barely healed before it was ripped open again. Being a file clerk in the Army was certainly dangerous work...

Etymology: Multi (mulitple,many, much, more than one) & Mutilation (wound,injury)

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Knockawound

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nok-ah-woond

Sentence: Poor little Windsey's knockawound prevented her from using her iPhone to notify her entourage where the party was.

Etymology: Knock- To collide with something. A- Used as a function word. Wound- An injury, usually involving division of tissue. (a cut)

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Ouchnick

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OUCH - nik

Sentence: Ozzie was an ouchnik, obsessed and overwhelmed by the fear of being ouchnicked.

Etymology: OUCH: an exclamation expressing sudden pain or dismay & NICK: a small dent or wound.

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Papnip

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: pap-nip

Sentence: James rolled his eyes as Henrietta stuck out her sore finger, rolling the skin tip backwards and forwards. The papnip's mouth opened and closed to her squeaky high-pitched ventriloquism, "Hello, James ... hello .... hello".

Etymology: Pap(er) - thin flat material which is made from crushed wood. Nip - to bite.

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Injurance

Created by: BSqueeze4

Pronunciation: Injur-rance

Sentence: The split toenail could really prove to be an injurance for her.

Etymology: Injury+Hindrance

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