Verboticism: Traumalinger

'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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Axident

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aksidənt

Sentence: John was fed up with the tree that dropped staining red berries on his new white car so he decided to chop it down. His lack of experience with tools and innate ineptitude left him with an axident in his forehead.

Etymology: ax (a tool typically used for chopping wood, usually a steel blade attached at a right angle to a wooden handle) + accident (an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury) + dent (a slight hollow in a hard, even surface made by a blow or by the exertion of pressure)

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Itchtension

Created by: PeeJaY

Pronunciation: It-Ch-Ten-See-On

Sentence: Edgar could not sort through his thesis because of his numerous itchtensions.

Etymology: Coming from itch and extension. Relating to itches on extended parts of the body.

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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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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.

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

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

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Stingmata

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sssst innnng maaa taaa

Sentence: Her stingmata coused her to utter the most pious ejaculations while partaking in her daily chores.

Etymology: stigmata, sting.

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COMMENTS:

sort of like "holy shit"? - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-03: 12:17:00

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Irinick

Batavier

Created by: Batavier

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I still have this irinick between my fingers. Everytime I want to pick something up, it hurts or starts bleeding again.

Etymology: Iritating + nick (cut)

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Septicut

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sep-tee-cut

Sentence: When the sore on his finger refused to heal and started to throb, Jim, being a bit of a hypochondriac, was convinced he had gangrene and decided to go and get it checked out at the doctor's. The doc took one look, shook his head and told Jim that it was just a little septicut and if he kept it clean and dressed everyday it should clear up on it's own.

Etymology: Septic(of a wound,infected by bacteria) ORIGIN Greek Septikos 'make rotten' + Cut(an opening or incision made by a sharp implement) = Septicut

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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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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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Lasteration

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-ter-ay-shun

Sentence: Lucy lasterated her toes on the sharp rocks and was forever doomed to wear flip flops (thongs for my aussie buddies).

Etymology: laceration + last (as in endure)

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petaj Better late than never - petaj, 2007-10-04: 03:39:00

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