Verboticism: Injurance

'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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Wounderful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: woon der ful

Sentence: When Jane was hired for her first office job, she thought it was wonderful. After her first of many paper cuts trying to file a year's backlog of papers, she decided the job was actually wounderful instead. She had neither a finger without multiple paper cuts nor a cuticle that was not ragged. How does one claim danger pay as a file clerk???

Etymology: Wound (gash,cut, any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision;cause injuries or bodily harm; to hurt the feelings of) & Wonderful (extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers) & Full (to the greatest degree or extent)

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Axident

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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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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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Cronicut

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: KRON-i-kut

Sentence: Nothing seemed to work. Barry tried Band-aids, antiseptic ointment and iodine. He just couldn't get the cronicut on the tip of his tongue to heal.

Etymology: Cronic (persistent, long-standing, long-term; incurable) Cut (make an opening, incision, or wound)

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:45:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

Shudderingly close to castration. Great word! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 14:03:00

Good word! Reminds me of this image: http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103199 - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

funny purple and scrumpy - one should be very circumspective when using a photocopier - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:21:00

Etymology: cut, frustration, crustacean - Fantastic! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:29:00

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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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Traumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TRAW - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: The long lasting small cut on the tip of her finger made ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging,etc very painful, and Shasta was beginning to think the traumalinger was going to be permanent.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'trauma' (injury) and 'linger' (To persist)

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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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Aboobooration

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: a-boo-boo-ray-shun

Sentence: Connie loved turning the pages of those slick women's mags in her dentist's waiting room. But, without fail, usually just before they called her name, she would (perhaps flipping a page too quickly?) get yet another aboobooration which she just knew would still be there when her fourth root canal had long been completed.

Etymology: from aberration, meaning out of the ordinary + boo boo, a reference to a small wound, usually on a child's body

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