Verboticism: Emophilia

'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.

Create | Read

Voted For: Emophilia

Successfully added your vote For "Emophilia".

Thanks for voting! You have now used both of your votes today.

Digistationowie

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dij-i-stey-shuhn-ouee

Sentence: Sharon works for a company that prints personalized writing paper. Handling paper all day long as she does, it is very common for her to have a digistationowie. She's in a "Catch 22" dilemma. She would love to see the world go paperless to save her fingers but that would put her out of the job she was hoping to retire from.

Etymology: digit (a finger or toe) + stationery (writing paper) + ow (an expression of sudden pain; owie: a cut , scratch or burn that causes that pain)

| Comments and Points

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

| Comments and Points

Repetipain

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ree-petty-payne

Sentence: I've got this repetipain on my finger. I swear every time I left click my mouse.

Etymology: Repeat+pain = repetipain

| Comments and Points

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.

| Comments and Points

Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sting…ôrtip

Sentence: Jimmy is in charge of the stockroom at the restaurant where he works. Papercuts from the cardboard boxes are rampant. When he preps lemons for the day he has to deal with a handful of stingertips.

Etymology: sting (feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation) + fingertips (the tip of a finger)

| Comments and Points

Nickannoy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: nik-A-noy

Sentence: Friday, a file in the finger; Tuesday, a needle in the knuckle and, on Sunday, a graze on the glabella. Mishaps menaced Bob with monotony and nickannoys were second nature to him. Finally, worried that he would develop nickanoia, he told himself it was time to knock these needless, niggling nickannoyances on the head!

Etymology: Nick: a small cut & annoy; to irritate, esp in minor but continuing way.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

nickanoia is great too - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 09:49:00

Great sentence one again OZ! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:06:00

----------------------------

| Comments and Points

Wounderful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: woon der ful

Sentence: When Jane was hired for her first office job, she thought it was wonderful. After her first of many paper cuts trying to file a year's backlog of papers, she decided the job was actually wounderful instead. She had neither a finger without multiple paper cuts nor a cuticle that was not ragged. How does one claim danger pay as a file clerk???

Etymology: Wound (gash,cut, any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision;cause injuries or bodily harm; to hurt the feelings of) & Wonderful (extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers) & Full (to the greatest degree or extent)

| Comments and Points

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)

| Comments and Points

Eternhurty

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ee-turn-her-tee

Sentence: every time he cut up a lemon he felt a stinging sensation in his eternhurty

Etymology: eternity, hurt

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-09-03: 06:31:00

fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-03: 12:18:00

----------------------------

| Comments and Points

Painagain

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: payn-agayn, preferably pronounced in the snooty British way, a la Eliza Doolittle.

Sentence: After injuring herself with the needle while finishing her latest creation, and despite the painagain reasserting its presence, she was determined to finish the hem of the skirt before Tim Gunn called the contestants to the runway.

Etymology: pain (as in "ouch") + again (as in over and over and over)

| Comments and Points

Show All or More...