Verboticism: Hardwarewear

'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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Skidzak

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SKIDZ-ack

Sentence: Rhoda's formica desktop developed an unsightly SKIDZAK which attested to her many hours of click-and-dragging...she had already worn out several Kevlar mousepads and worn a groove in her pathetic trackball. A digitransplant cured her carping tunnel syndrome, but she could never tolerate an unsightly SKIDZAK in her "work" area. However, she DID have 200+ verboticisms under her belt, so her life was not a TOTAL loss.

Etymology: SKID:to slide without rotating (as a wheel held from turning while a vehicle moves onward);perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skīth stick of wood.....ERZAK:to repeatedly snap one's fingers onto someone's head, resulting in a nagging pain and lingering paranoia.

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metrohumanx That's ONE disturbed-lookig rodentette. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 06:13:00

metrohumanx Copy and paste-copy and paste.... - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 06:18:00

metrohumanx Please excuse me if i tend to ramble on ond on, especially in the nob-editable "comments" area, but i have become addicted to Verbotomizing, and until an appropriate 12-step group crops up here in the hinterlands of the foothills, i guess you'll just have to put up with my excessive copying-and-pasting, since i am a 2-fingered typist with a Verbotomonkey on his back. Until I can have it surgically removed, you can just skip over all my inane comments and get down to the real Funkadelic verbotomisms which other more enlightened folks with less time on their hands and gobs of self-control have created. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:45:00

metrohumanx It's like the dyslexic atheist once said: There IS no dog. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 09:54:00

artr and the dyslexic Christian said. I was meant to be a bit backwards. It's the way doG made me. - artr, 2008-10-17: 10:58:00

that's my favorite part of verbotomy - the dialdog...keep up the rambling metro - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:57:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Jab...it certainly makes the daze pass quickly. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:01:00

So, Metro...are you waiting for a Verbotolobotomy before you can quit?? - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:16:00

metrohumanx I used to think i'd quit once i became the top verbotomist, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen anytime soon...and besides, i'm having too much fun in the wee hours of the morning. I've developed a strange fondness for all you guys, and even though you're scattered far and wide, my simplified brain has formed little images of each of you, however erroneous these images may be. Little facets of your endearing personalities shine through each verboticism and make each revealing "sentence" more poignant and interesting. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-18: 06:37:00

Great stuff, Metro - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:43:00

metrohumanx Thanks, O-bob. Eight hours and fifteen minutes to go..... - metrohumanx, 2008-10-19: 15:46:00

metrohumanx Does living closer to the Greenwich Meridian give one an unfair "jump" on the daily word? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-19: 15:48:00

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Fingeroded

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: feVCn-gur-ode-ed

Sentence: Some folks have the "Midias touch"... well Kimberly has the hydrochloric acid touch. Maybe it was because she was heavy-handed in every sense of the word, or maybe because she used lemon juice as hand sanitizer. Whatever the reason, Kimberly's routine could be mapped through the fingeroded surfaces that enabled her daily life. These surfaces included the preset buttons of the only two radio stations she listed to while driving to work, the speed dial button calling QVC from her office phone, and the bald spot under her cat, button's, chin. "Oh, he doesn't mind," Kimberly explained "I saved him from a life of testing cosmetics. Never met a cat as obedient as Button."

Etymology: finger (you might have five of them on each hand) + eroded (worn away slowly)

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artr Nice combo! - artr, 2010-03-15: 07:15:00

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Clickslick

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: klik slik

Sentence: I just bought this laptop, and already I've got an obvious clickslick on the fingerpad...hmmm, maybe I should get myself a wacom...

Etymology: click (the act of using a computer keypboard or mouse) slick: shiny and smooth

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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. Now she'd have to go back to WaltMart to pick up another one.

Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer

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Love it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-17: 06:41:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:34:00

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Abrashine

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: uh-BREY-shahyn

Sentence: Bob lived in canescrapent, click-button cyberia with mice that abrashined, remote controls with repitritus and gnawhite-spotted screens.

Etymology: Abrashine:abrasion:scraped spot or area & shine 2.Repitritus (repitition & detritus) 3. Gnawhite:(gnaw: eat away & white) 4. Cyberia:from "Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace" by Doug Rushkoff. 5.Canescrapent:greyish white & scrape.

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poor Bob, what a grind - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-20: 14:17:00

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Created by: mplsbohemian

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Eteriorate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee teer eeo rayt

Sentence: June's computer mouse was so worn it was in the terminal stages of eteriorate. She thumped on it so often everyday that it was in a permanent stage of AOLopecia.

Etymology: deteriorate (to fade away or worsen) & e-terior (electronic exterior) & ate (eaten away)

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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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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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