Verboticism: Handigash

'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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Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stingərtip

Sentence: Jimmy is in charge of the stockroom at the restaurant where he works. Papercuts from the cardboard boxes are rampant. When he preps lemons for the day he has to deal with a handful of stingertips.

Etymology: sting (feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation) + fingertips (the tip of a finger)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Digistationowie

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dij-i-stey-shuhn-ouee

Sentence: Sharon works for a company that prints personalized writing paper. Handling paper all day long as she does, it is very common for her to have a digistationowie. She's in a "Catch 22" dilemma. She would love to see the world go paperless to save her fingers but that would put her out of the job she was hoping to retire from.

Etymology: digit (a finger or toe) + stationery (writing paper) + ow (an expression of sudden pain; owie: a cut , scratch or burn that causes that pain)

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Awkwound

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: AWK-woond

Sentence: Tara's finger ached as the awkwound on the side of her finger opened for the umpteenth time. She had cut it opening the first envelope of the day and it had been continuously stimulated with each successive envelope.

Etymology: Awk(ward) + Wound

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:26:00

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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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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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Cutstration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cut/stray/shun

Sentence: Sally felt deep cutstration whenever she tried to unpick the stitches she'd so cautiously sewn. Her part time job shelling shrimp (crustaceans) didn't help.

Etymology: cut + frustration + crustacean

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metrohumanx Bring out your dead. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:46:00

metrohumanx Cutstration is dangerously close to.....nevermind! It makes my toes curl up just to think of it. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:54:00

Ouch! Interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:47:00

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Lifenot

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /laɪfnɒt/

Sentence: I've got a lifenot in my right thumb... This lifenot doesn't seem to be healing... I can't eat with this lifenot in my tongue!

Etymology: LIFENOT - noun. From Life (time for which something exists or functions) + Not (negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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Kultip

Created by: frenchprof

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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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Everslit

Created by: fourgirls

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great word! - fourgirls, 2007-10-03: 15:24:00

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