Verboticism: Microburden

'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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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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Evercrucialimutilus

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Ehv ver Crew Shul Ihm Myu Tih Lus

Sentence: "Ouch!!" Zjanhatae hissed to herself. She had badly abraised the naked palm of her hand and it had already begun to bleed. "Awe sourmuzzles- This here old evercrucialimutilus just aint never 'gonna heal up quite right."

Etymology: Ever - From Forever + Crucial - Important + Limu - Protogermanic meaning branch + Mutilus - Latin for maimed

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Severlasting

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sev - ur - last - ing

Sentence: When Bonnie cut off the fingertip of the third finger of her left hand, the pain was intense at first. Now, there seemed to be a severlasting ache when any pressure was applied and she found it difficult to play her Nintendo DS.

Etymology: sever, everlasting

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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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Infinick

Created by: kearstin

Pronunciation: in-fin-ick

Sentence: While shuffling TPS reports I got another of those dang infincks. I can't type - I'd better take a sick day. At this rate I'll have a worker's comp claim in no time.

Etymology: infinite+nick

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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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Emophilia

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: emo-philia

Sentence: Suzie pinched herself with the needle and now she thinks she's going to die. A very very slow and excrutiating death

Etymology: emotion + hemophilia

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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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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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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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