Verboticism: Keypetitive

'Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.'

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

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Hardwear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hard-wayr

Sentence: Simon's friends referred to his keyboard, mouse and mousepad as his hardwear because of the excessive wear shown on them by his overly rough use.

Etymology: Blend of 'hard' and 'wear', a play on the word 'hardware'.

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Crapdoo

Created by: jeremy21

Pronunciation: /crap-doo/

Sentence: That dude crapdooed on the wrong person. Crapdooing is not the way to go

Etymology: Old american- coming from some old english

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Lapopecia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lap o peesh eeya

Sentence: Margo used her laptop 24-7. She took it everywhere with her...shopping;while in transit;waiting in line ups;at meals;watching tv;while visiting with people and heck, even at work. People thought she must have a very important position and could not miss a minute of contact with her office. In fact, Margo was addicted to on-line gambling and had used her laptop so much, that she had worn down all the surfaces of the keys and touchpad until her machine developed lapopecia. When her shrink saw that she was using her laptop during her therapy session, he immediately called for an intervention. He used a new treatment called a lapendectomy, where her laptop would be permanently removed. This procedure would not restore the surfaces on her laptop keys, but at least it would help staunch the fiscal hemmorraging to her bank account.

Etymology: Laptop (a portable computer small enough to use in your lap) & Alopecia (baldness;loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers or covering; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments)

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Nakey

Created by: giIIyp

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Which key is that? N? M? I never know, they are both so nakey.

Etymology: I do not know why, but I wear out the N and M keys - my naked keys.

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Recurscore

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: ri-kur-skohr

Sentence: The mouse attached to that old PC was used so much that there was a recurscore on the left button. It was the exact shape of my finger tip.

Etymology: Recur: Latin recurrere - to occur again + Score: Middle English scoren - to make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.

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Keyrosion

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: key-ro-shun

Sentence: Maxine was shiftwrecked due to keyrosion. Her computer was spacebarred and pitted, her mousepooped from exhaustion and she was becoming debilitated from numberless keystrokes. She was all keyed up about it when it clicked in her mind that she was simply board with her life. She worried that she had become typecast, spending every day wading in the typingpool for her shift to come in. Maxine realized at that moment that she had spent too much time backspacing away from her dreams of adventure and romance, so she decided to correct the error. She used her trusty keyboard one last time to type up her letter of resignation and booked herself on the next cruise to the islands.

Etymology: key: lever that operated a mechanism when depress as in the keys of a keyboard + erosion: wearing away or pitting caused by natural processes such as abrasion, grinding or chemical means or overuse

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Pointopecia

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: point-o-pee-zia

Sentence: Sam scrolled through the entire Boingboing archive until his pointer had mouse pattern pointopecia.

Etymology: alopecia (baldness, pointer (pointing device)

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Rubburnished

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rəbbərnishd

Sentence: Allan never was a touch typist. His life became that much more difficult when he discovered that his heavy use had rubburnished the printed letters off the keys on his keyboard. What he has saved by not replacing the keyboard he has spent on sharpie markers.

Etymology: rub (move one*s hand or a cloth repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something with firm pressure) + burnished (polish something, esp. metal by rubbing) a distant cousin of rug burn

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Fingerwax

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The keyboard appeared old and a thin layer of fingerwax had been applied.

Etymology: finger + wax

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Keyrode

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: key rode

Sentence: When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn't tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion.

Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc...in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish.

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COMMENTS:

Great word: great debut! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00

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