Verboticism: Ouchpotato

'Omigod! What happened to you?'

DEFINITION: v. To injure yourself while performing a normal everyday activity, such bending down, standing up, or turning your head quickly. n. An self-inflicted injury which occurred during a period of physical inactivity.

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Somnolendemic

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: som/no/lem/demic

Sentence: A somnolemdemic experiences injuries caused by twisted sheets and bed bugs.

Etymology: somnolent (asleep) + endemic

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Injurtia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/jur/sheea

Sentence: Mark suffered from chronic injurtia. He often injured himself surfing the internet or changing stations on the remote.

Etymology: injure + inertia

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Scoffle

Created by: bdraffen0002

Pronunciation: /ˈskôfəl/

Sentence: I pulled my back when I got in a scoffle with my phone, I was trying to plug it in under the counter without it turning on.

Etymology: Scoff: late 18th century (as a verb): originally a variant of Scots and dialect scaff . The noun is from Afrikaans schoff, representing Dutch schoft ‘quarter of a day,’ (by extension) ‘meal.’ and Scuffle late 16th century (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish skuffa ‘to push’; related to shove and shuffle.

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Idlejure

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ahyd-l-joor, ahyd-l-joor-ee

Sentence: How I managed to idlejure both my legs while folding laundry I'll never understand, but I guess that's the nature of idlejuries. One minute you're standing there minding your own business, the next you're in a body cast!

Etymology: idle + injure

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Doofusury

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: dooo fus jer eee

Sentence: Fredliek's latest doofusjury involved his computer crashing while he was talking on his cell phone. We're not quite sure what happened. And he probably isn't either unless it's so traumatic (or embarrassing) that he doesn't want to give us details.

Etymology: doofus (incompetent, foolish person) + injury

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Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-16: 05:14:00

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Accidumb

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: ax-e-dumb

Sentence: After tying my shoes, I stood up too fast and got an accidumb as my leg cramped up.

Etymology: accident+dumb

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Mortifimpaired

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mort - iff - im - payrd

Sentence: Morton was completely mortifimpaired, suffering both injury and embarrassment at his being wheelchair bound thru an injury acquired during foolish horseplay.

Etymology: Blend of mortified and impaired.

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Freaccident

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: freek-seh-dent

Sentence: Being a wholly uncoordinated and clumsy oaf, Manfred seems to suffer one freaccident after another, goofy injuries that for anyone else would be very rare.

Etymology: Blend of 'freak' (A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular) and 'accident' (an unforeseen and unplanned mishap)

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Missnap

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: misˈsnap

Sentence: It doesn't take much for Jimmie to create a missnap; a cough, a sneeze, a turn of the head. It can be dangerous for him to tie his shoes. Somehow he doesn't think of Rice Krispies when he hears snap, crackle or pop. Pop and lock is not a dance style. It's a lifestyle.

Etymology: misstep (a clumsy or badly judged step) + snap (break or cause to break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound)

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Uberklutz

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: ooh-burr-klutz

Sentence: I pulled a real uberklutz when I pulled my back tying my shoes.

Etymology: uber+klutz

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