Verboticism: Einstymie

'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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Gateget

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gate/jit

Sentence: Another inservice on the latest gateget. I need an inservice on the inservice to figure out all the latest gategets.

Etymology: Bill Gates + gate + gadget

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Hellectrodevice

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: hell EK tro de VICE

Sentence: “Please select one of the following options”, droned the hellectrodevice. She promptly hung up. Why waste time hoping to navigate through quirky voice menu-mazes?

Etymology: From: hell, electric, and device.

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COMMENTS:

Hate them, too! - Nosila, 2009-10-07: 23:48:00

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Dimvention

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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Technoprisoners

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tek/no/prizoners

Sentence: The motto of tech support is technoprisoners

Etymology: take no prisoners + technology

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Techlessness

Created by: jschrady

Pronunciation: Tek-les-nes

Sentence: Her lack of ability to enter the right pin code, no matter how many times the attendant assisted her, was, frankly, techlessness!

Etymology: Tech- technology Less- having nothing of something Ness- the action

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Regressivention

Created by: jmedaris

Pronunciation:

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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Innocumberance

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: in-no-cumber-ants

Sentence: Voice recognition software is universally an innocumberance.

Etymology: "innovation" + "encumberance".

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Techbotcholy

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: teck bot ch olly

Sentence: the techbotcholy at our office is so unusable you cant even type your name in without it changing to Korean keyboard layout.

Etymology: from technology and botch

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Ditzmo

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: ditz-mo

Sentence: The ditzmo was such a complicated bit of electronics that Bobbie didn't even try to figure it out.

Etymology: ditz (a scatterbrain) + gizmo (a mechanical device)

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COMMENTS:

Perfect! - wordmeister, 2007-03-21: 00:42:00

Simple and cute! Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-21: 04:39:00

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Trekkienology

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trekee/nawl/ogee

Sentence: I think you have to understand Vulcan to figure out modern trekkienology

Etymology: trekkie + technology

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live long and prosper - porsche, 2007-03-21: 11:29:00

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