Verboticism: Ouchnick

'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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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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Stingertip

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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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Bugabooboo

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: buhg-uh-boo-boo

Sentence: Ken was reminded of the bugabooboo on his finger when he attempted to fish some jalapenos out of a jar. This was the worst pain he had experienced since he had eaten a salty potato chip and irratated his lip ulcer.

Etymology: bugaboo (a recurring problem or situation) + boo-boo

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COMMENTS:

she's crying in the cartoon so maybe it's a bugabooboohoo - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:23:00

Clever and interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:27:00

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Infinick

Created by: kearstin

Pronunciation: in-fin-ick

Sentence: While shuffling TPS reports I got another of those dang infincks. I can't type - I'd better take a sick day. At this rate I'll have a worker's comp claim in no time.

Etymology: infinite+nick

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Stingmata

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sssst innnng maaa taaa

Sentence: Her stingmata coused her to utter the most pious ejaculations while partaking in her daily chores.

Etymology: stigmata, sting.

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COMMENTS:

sort of like "holy shit"? - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-03: 12:17:00

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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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Lifenot

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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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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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Whimpercision

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Whim-per-ciz-yun

Sentence: The pain from the whimpercision on her finger repeatedly brought tears to Lainie's eyes.

Etymology: Whimper - incision

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