Verboticism: Geekpolish

'Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.'

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

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Fingerwax

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The keyboard appeared old and a thin layer of fingerwax had been applied.

Etymology: finger + wax

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Callousnickoff

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Cal-us-nik-off

Sentence: Tony's superfast typing not only sounded like rapid gunfire, it also left little callousnickoffs all over her keyboard.

Etymology: Callous (skin made tough and thick through wear) + nick (an impression in a surface) + off, combined to sound like the kalishnikoff gun.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Do you believe in the right to arm bears? I do :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:05:00

metrohumanx Very clever, Astorey! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:06:00

Shoot! That's a good calibre word! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:30:00

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Geekpolish

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: geek + polish

Sentence: Judging by the geekpolish on Jimmy's laptop, he had been spending a bit too much time on Facebook.

Etymology: Not to be confused with my Eastern European roots (geek Polish)

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Rubburnished

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rəbbərnishd

Sentence: Allan never was a touch typist. His life became that much more difficult when he discovered that his heavy use had rubburnished the printed letters off the keys on his keyboard. What he has saved by not replacing the keyboard he has spent on sharpie markers.

Etymology: rub (move one*s hand or a cloth repeatedly to and fro on the surface of something with firm pressure) + burnished (polish something, esp. metal by rubbing) a distant cousin of rug burn

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Mouseketear

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mouse/keh/tare

Sentence: Sally was so busy scrolling through ebay that she didn't notice that the mousekewear had swiftly become a mouseketear.

Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer

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Very clever! Perhaps you need a cybercat! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:41:00

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Mousopecia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mous-uh-pee-shee-uh

Sentence: Jim has spent most of his career in front of a computer and it shows. His glasses are stronger and his bottom wider. The shiny spot, the mousopecia that is now a part of his computer mouse is almost as smooth as the shiny spot that gleams through his thinning hair. It's good that he is a touch typist seeing that most of the letters printed on his keyboard are almost nonexistent due to tactile erosion.

Etymology: Mouse (a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen) + alopecia (loss of hair; baldness)

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Scuffleboard

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: skuff-ul-bord

Sentence: his penchant for using the W A S D keys to control pacman were resulting in a serious case of scuffleboard

Etymology: scuff, key board, shuffleboard

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missed this one yesterday - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-21: 06:02:00

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Glisdip

Poetikat

Created by: Poetikat

Pronunciation: gliss dip

Sentence: Over time the little ball under her mouse formed an irrevocable glisdip.

Etymology: glis - from glisten dip - indentation

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Deteriorashine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: də/ter/e/or/a/shīn

Sentence: Wendel was proud of the deteriorashine on his keyboard. To him, it was a sign of a hard worker. The fact that most of the printed letters on the keys were almost rubbed off equated to the many hours he spent clacking away. As he ran his hand over the top of his head, he beamed at the thought that heavy-duty use of his brain could also cause deteriorashine.

Etymology: deterioration (become progressively worse) + Shine (reflect light because clean or polished)

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great! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:53:00

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Keyrode

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: key rode

Sentence: When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn't tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion.

Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc...in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish.

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Great word: great debut! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00

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