Verboticism: Hurternity

'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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Unscabable

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnˈskæbəbḷ/

Sentence: As a compulsive scab-picker, Joseph found his unscabable wound annoying for more than one reason.

Etymology: un + scab + able, as in unable to be scabbed over

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COMMENTS:

gruesome, but good. - galwaywegian, 2007-10-03: 06:18:00

You're on a roll ErWenn! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:03:00

Powerful, earthy, teutonic and meaningful! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:31:00

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Evercrucialimutilus

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Ehv ver Crew Shul Ihm Myu Tih Lus

Sentence: "Ouch!!" Zjanhatae hissed to herself. She had badly abraised the naked palm of her hand and it had already begun to bleed. "Awe sourmuzzles- This here old evercrucialimutilus just aint never 'gonna heal up quite right."

Etymology: Ever - From Forever + Crucial - Important + Limu - Protogermanic meaning branch + Mutilus - Latin for maimed

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Knockawound

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nok-ah-woond

Sentence: Poor little Windsey's knockawound prevented her from using her iPhone to notify her entourage where the party was.

Etymology: Knock- To collide with something. A- Used as a function word. Wound- An injury, usually involving division of tissue. (a cut)

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Septicut

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sep-tee-cut

Sentence: When the sore on his finger refused to heal and started to throb, Jim, being a bit of a hypochondriac, was convinced he had gangrene and decided to go and get it checked out at the doctor's. The doc took one look, shook his head and told Jim that it was just a little septicut and if he kept it clean and dressed everyday it should clear up on it's own.

Etymology: Septic(of a wound,infected by bacteria) ORIGIN Greek Septikos 'make rotten' + Cut(an opening or incision made by a sharp implement) = Septicut

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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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Nickannoy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: nik-A-noy

Sentence: Friday, a file in the finger; Tuesday, a needle in the knuckle and, on Sunday, a graze on the glabella. Mishaps menaced Bob with monotony and nickannoys were second nature to him. Finally, worried that he would develop nickanoia, he told himself it was time to knock these needless, niggling nickannoyances on the head!

Etymology: Nick: a small cut & annoy; to irritate, esp in minor but continuing way.

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nickanoia is great too - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 09:49:00

Great sentence one again OZ! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:06:00

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Everslit

Created by: fourgirls

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great word! - fourgirls, 2007-10-03: 15:24:00

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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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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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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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Stabinability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: stab/in/a/bill/i/tee

Sentence: He was unable to shuffle cards at the casino due to his stabinability.

Etymology: stab + inability + stability

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