Verboticism: Awkwound

'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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Stingmata

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sting-ma-ta

Sentence: Because of infected stingmata on the hands of their guitarist, Lee Shun, the metal band "The Oweeze" cancelled part of their tour until the sores healed. Due to the unusual location of the wounds, metalheads throughout the country have begun to believe that Shun is a mystic and thousands of fans, all bearing tatoos resembling his stingmata have camped outside of his house. The band's manager, Rip Entaire, explained that Lee was wounded in a fistfight with a violent fan; however, the drummer, Cut Andrun, revealed the shocking truth in a Rolling Stone article that he tripped while trying to photograph butterflies.

Etymology: sting: burning or sharp pain + stigmata: wounds or lesions that resemble the marks of crucifixioin + stigma: mark of disgrace

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COMMENTS:

This is hilarious - mweinmann, 2010-01-21: 07:28:00

artr Gave me my morning laugh! - artr, 2010-01-21: 09:22:00

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Painagain

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: payn-agayn, preferably pronounced in the snooty British way, a la Eliza Doolittle.

Sentence: After injuring herself with the needle while finishing her latest creation, and despite the painagain reasserting its presence, she was determined to finish the hem of the skirt before Tim Gunn called the contestants to the runway.

Etymology: pain (as in "ouch") + again (as in over and over and over)

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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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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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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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Handigash

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: han-dee-gash

Sentence: I would have had the report done earlier, however, the bleeding from my handigash shorted out my keyboard.

Etymology: handicap, gash

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sounds nasty!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 10:49:00

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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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Emophilia

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: emo-philia

Sentence: Suzie pinched herself with the needle and now she thinks she's going to die. A very very slow and excrutiating death

Etymology: emotion + hemophilia

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Stabinability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: stab/in/a/bill/i/tee

Sentence: He was unable to shuffle cards at the casino due to his stabinability.

Etymology: stab + inability + stability

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Papnip

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: pap-nip

Sentence: James rolled his eyes as Henrietta stuck out her sore finger, rolling the skin tip backwards and forwards. The papnip's mouth opened and closed to her squeaky high-pitched ventriloquism, "Hello, James ... hello .... hello".

Etymology: Pap(er) - thin flat material which is made from crushed wood. Nip - to bite.

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