Verboticism: Appangdage

'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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Aboobooration

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: a-boo-boo-ray-shun

Sentence: Connie loved turning the pages of those slick women's mags in her dentist's waiting room. But, without fail, usually just before they called her name, she would (perhaps flipping a page too quickly?) get yet another aboobooration which she just knew would still be there when her fourth root canal had long been completed.

Etymology: from aberration, meaning out of the ordinary + boo boo, a reference to a small wound, usually on a child's body

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Awkwound

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: AWK-woond

Sentence: Tara's finger ached as the awkwound on the side of her finger opened for the umpteenth time. She had cut it opening the first envelope of the day and it had been continuously stimulated with each successive envelope.

Etymology: Awk(ward) + Wound

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:26:00

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Appangdage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uh/pang/dij

Sentence: A pianist's worst nightmare is to suffer an appangdage just before an important performance.

Etymology: APPANGDAGE -noun - from - APPENDAGE (a part attached to the body, such as a finger, arm, or leg) + PANG (a sharp pain, or physical distress)

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Chronick

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: kron/ic

Sentence: Her paper cut was diagnosed as chronick.

Etymology: chronic + nick

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Lingerfingerinjury

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: linger+finger+injury

Sentence: I tried to keep from shaking hands since somehow I had managed to lingerfingerinjure my right thumb.

Etymology: linger+finger+injury

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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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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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Everslit

Created by: fourgirls

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great word! - fourgirls, 2007-10-03: 15:24:00

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Traumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TRAW - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: The long lasting small cut on the tip of her finger made ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging,etc very painful, and Shasta was beginning to think the traumalinger was going to be permanent.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'trauma' (injury) and 'linger' (To persist)

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Whimpercision

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Whim-per-ciz-yun

Sentence: The pain from the whimpercision on her finger repeatedly brought tears to Lainie's eyes.

Etymology: Whimper - incision

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Hurternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hurt turn itee

Sentence: Cameron's papercut had gone on for a hurternity. No sooner did it seem to be healing, when she would reopen it again. It did not help that she worked as a file clerk and had to shuffle hundreds of files and papers a day. She would bleed on files and bandages refused to stay on the cuts. She was beginning to think that the only way she could ever heal it would be to go on hurternity leave...

Etymology: Hurt (cut,injury,wound,feel pain) & Eternity (a seemingly endless time interval)

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