Verboticism: Iletdown

'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: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: uhn-o-vay-shun

Sentence: After field trials of his latest product design, Geoff quickly realised that adding a cigarette lighter to a diver's watch was an unnovation...

Etymology: a contraction of "un" and "innovation"

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Created by: karenanne




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Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: tekno-mitashn

Sentence: The scientist would never succeed in over coming the technomitaton of even the advanced technology.

Etymology: Technology means advanced scientific knowledge. limitation means drawbacks or harms etc.

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Created by: Sketchy

Pronunciation: tech-NO-spas-TIC

Sentence: Shirley was feeling technospastic after hours of trying to figure out her new universal remote. "Screw It"! She grumbled to herself, as she hurled the badget at the television set, and got up to change the channel.

Etymology: technology, techno, spastic, spasm


Thank you bulletchewer for "badget". - Sketchy, 2007-03-21: 14:52:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: tek-not-lodge-ee-call

Sentence: The manual was written in such technotlogical terminology that no one really understood how to actually use the product. Nevertheless, it was a cool piece of technogadgetry and everyone wanted one.

Etymology: technological: relating to or or resulting from technology + not: a logical operator that returns a false value if the operand is true and a true value if the operand is false (whatever that means) + logical: rational, reasonable or sensible


like it - galwaywegian, 2009-10-07: 06:05:00

yes often so true! Good word! - splendiction, 2009-10-07: 21:42:00


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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: 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.


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


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Created by: ShaggE



Etymology: iPod+Flawed

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Created by: aly22

Pronunciation: in-eff-ekt-oo-ology

Sentence: The system's ineffectualogy has slowed business to a crawl.

Etymology: Ineffectual + techonology

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: teck + not + oh + gee

Sentence: Your hand held may do everything, but if the buttons are too small to use it's really technotogy, wouldn't you say?

Etymology: "Technology" with one letter substituted. See if you can guess which one.

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