Verboticism: Glitchtech

'I'm sorry can you repeat that? '

DEFINITION: n. A technological innovation that doesn't work as expected because "normal people" can't figure out how to use it. v. To improve something in a way that makes it much harder to use.

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Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Anti-teck-inno-vay-shun

Sentence: In the commercial this antitechinovation looked so easy, but I still can't figure out how to make a phone call!

Etymology: Anti, technologic, innovation


Anything "anti" is Nice wordage! - Sketchy, 2007-03-21: 14:45:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tek/no/prizoners

Sentence: The motto of tech support is technoprisoners

Etymology: take no prisoners + technology

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dim ven shun

Sentence: The new time-saving innovation in lighting should have been a breeze. But people tend to overthink things and could not understand that if you clapped your hands once, the light would go on, twice and it would brighten in intensity and three times it would turn off. Some people clapped all night trying to get this dimvention right...

Etymology: Dim (lacking clarity or distinctness;slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity)& Invention ( creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation)

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: EIN-sty-mee

Sentence: Sue was all thrilled to get her new cell phone, but after reading through the 245 page manual and realizing she didn't have a clue as to how to turn on the damn thing, she realized she had purchased yet another Einstymie.

Etymology: Einstein, stymie (A situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.)


very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-21: 11:31:00


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Created by: swallowedbyafish


Sentence: He had been thwarted by another stupid piece of wrecknology!

Etymology: wreck + technology

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: mod-con-job

Sentence: It was all hype and bonhomie in the sales pitch, but I've hit the trough of disillusionment with this modconjob.

Etymology: mod con (modern convenience) + con job (trick pulled by a confidence artist)

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: tek - nif - eh - kult

Sentence: Seymour found that the voice activated answer lines were very technificult. If he chose option 1, he was only left with three options, none of which fit his question. If he chose option 2, there were four options, unrelated to his question, and so on and so on until he gave up and hung up.

Etymology: technical, difficult


Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-10-07: 21:40:00

We've all been there... - Nosila, 2009-10-07: 23:50:00


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Created by: jmedaris


Sentence: After listening to a half hour of unintelligible droning, I can honestly say that Operator #23194 represents the zenith of our Customer Service Industry's regressivention.


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Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: eye-let-down

Sentence: Oh man, that cool new feature turned out to be such an iLetdown.

Etymology: "i" (as in iPod, iPhone, etc) + "let down"

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