Verboticism: Afrayed

'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

Create | Read

Already Voted

Vote not counted. We have already counted two anonymous votes from your network. If you haven't voted yet, you can login and then we will count your vote.


Afrayed

You still have one vote left...

Schnippelangst

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Shh-nip-pull-ang-st

Sentence: The otherwise efficient receptionist's fetish for deleting "unwanted" e-mails, files and documents at the circumcision clinic, inevitably led to a mistake that erased the appointment schedule; causing her to mistakenly make a number of re-bookings for work that had already been done! Leaving her with a permenant case of shnippelangst

Etymology: Orig;German - Schnippeln (To delete) / Angst (Fear)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Sure glad you put the etymologym, cause the nippel in the middle was really baffling! Uber originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:45:00

Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:47:00

Nice word. Makes me think of all those lovely german words in English, such as kindegarten, Edelweiss, Weltgeist, and the many german placenames in Australia: Coburg, Brunswick, Heidelberg, (suburbs of Melbourne) Klemzig, Hermansburg, and many more in South Australia. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:47:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Docuotomy

Created by: jaehawk

Pronunciation: doc-u-ot-o-me

Sentence: When Donna mistakenly shredded Keith's term paper, she committed an accidental docuotomy.

Etymology: Docu- n(1950): report paper. otomy v[L,fr.Gk to remove]

Vote For | Comments and Points

Shreddedwhat

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: shred-ded-WAT

Sentence: Marvin, in his obsession to protect himself from identity fraud, commited a major shreddedWHAT when he realized his marriage liscense was in his pile of bank statements to be shredded. His wife gave the typical response to him when she exclaimed, "You shredded WHAT!?!"

Etymology: play on shredded wheat: cereal + exclamation WHAT!!

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:35:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:55:00

Serial shredders eliciting cries of shreddedwhat! Great pun = Great fun! This is a wonderful won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:51:00

Great! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:35:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Frayforall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fray/for/all

Sentence: The purchase of a new office shredder turned into a frayforall which, in the aftermath, left people scrambling to reassemble scraps of documents that were accidentally included.

Etymology: fray (shred) + free for all (chaos)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Very sly ... the vivid image of people down on their knees and the play on prayforall! From sentence to word ... ingeniously done! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:55:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deletearious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: del-i-teer-ee-uhs

Sentence: Abigail was absolutely deletearious over her inadvertent deletions of important emails and documtents.

Etymology: A play on the word 'deleterious'....harmful or destructive...adding 'tears'.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-05: 06:21:00

Embedding one word in another is not easy. Exceptionally well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:10:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Contriteration

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kən-trĭt'ə-rā'shən

Sentence: "Save changes?" The question seems innocuous, but the slip of the mouse that leads to a "no" answer can result in overwhelming contriteration.

Etymology: contrite (remorseful, penitent) + obliteration (destruction without a trace; annihilation)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

I'll be using mouse slips ... clever way to express it! Your word expresses not only the meaning, but the feeling, too. Double Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:11:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Shregret

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation: shreg - ret

Sentence: I shregretted my bank statement

Etymology: To shred and regret

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Simple and right to the point! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 14:04:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-05: 17:55:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Doculament

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /dok-yu-la-MENT/

Sentence: Peter was about to move out of the apartment he'd lived in for years, and he was what one might call a 'packrat' — he had kept all of his old receipts, paid bills and bank statement in his desk drawer. He impulsively decided to make a fresh start and change his packrat ways by shredding everything in the drawer. But after doing so, he remembered that he had kept his birth certificate, car title and tax records in that same drawer, and soon doculamented his rash shredding spree.

Etymology: Document - any written item, or computer data file (from Latin, documentum "example, proof") + Lament - to feel sorrow or mourn over (from Latin, lāmentārī "regret")

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

petaj Did he deliver a filogy over the shredded remains? What a grave situation. - petaj, 2008-03-05: 05:16:00

Meaningful and with feeling. Excellent verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:36:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:31:00

Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-06: 04:34:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Shredgitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: shred jit ate

Sentence: Nathalie had found her new boyfriend in a compromising position with his teenage lover. Of course, she lost no time in revving up her chain saw and dispensing of the guilty parties. She did shredgitate a bit because, in hindsight, on such short notice, where else would she find another date for the New Year's Eve bash she had booked and a babysitter for her 6 kids? It was inshredulous that she might spend such a special day in jail!!!

Etymology: Shred(a tiny or scarcely detectable amount; tear into shreds) & Agitate (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance;the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Was surprised there was no reference to the most famous shredding incident of all time, Watergate. Luv shredigate! Do you ever wonder how much shredding is part of office politics, too? - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:40:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deletumtremens

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Tongue twister of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:30:00

metrohumanx Nice construct. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:10:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:39:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...