Verboticism: Rubburnished

'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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Lapopecia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lap o peesh eeya

Sentence: Margo used her laptop 24-7. She took it everywhere with her...shopping;while in transit;waiting in line ups;at meals;watching tv;while visiting with people and heck, even at work. People thought she must have a very important position and could not miss a minute of contact with her office. In fact, Margo was addicted to on-line gambling and had used her laptop so much, that she had worn down all the surfaces of the keys and touchpad until her machine developed lapopecia. When her shrink saw that she was using her laptop during her therapy session, he immediately called for an intervention. He used a new treatment called a lapendectomy, where her laptop would be permanently removed. This procedure would not restore the surfaces on her laptop keys, but at least it would help staunch the fiscal hemmorraging to her bank account.

Etymology: Laptop (a portable computer small enough to use in your lap) & Alopecia (baldness;loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers or covering; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments)

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Hardwear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hard-wayr

Sentence: Simon's friends referred to his keyboard, mouse and mousepad as his hardwear because of the excessive wear shown on them by his overly rough use.

Etymology: Blend of 'hard' and 'wear', a play on the word 'hardware'.

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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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Keyflawed

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Kee-flor-d

Sentence: Susan was a perfectionist so when the keyboard on her computer became marked by overuse, she insisted that the shop where she bought it from gave her a replacement due to it becoming keyflawed.

Etymology: Keyboard(a panal of keys for use with a computer) + Flawed(marked,become spoilt) = Keyflawed

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COMMENTS:

nice one - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:55:00

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Rubpetitive

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: rub-PET-eh-tiv

Sentence: Nigel's keyboard looked worse than a roadside diner sign from all the letters rubpetively worn off.

Etymology: rub + pet + (repet)itive

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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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Keyrosion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: key-ro-shun

Sentence: Maxine was shiftwrecked due to keyrosion. Her computer was spacebarred and pitted, her mousepooped from exhaustion and she was becoming debilitated from numberless keystrokes. She was all keyed up about it when it clicked in her mind that she was simply board with her life. She worried that she had become typecast, spending every day wading in the typingpool for her shift to come in. Maxine realized at that moment that she had spent too much time backspacing away from her dreams of adventure and romance, so she decided to correct the error. She used her trusty keyboard one last time to type up her letter of resignation and booked herself on the next cruise to the islands.

Etymology: key: lever that operated a mechanism when depress as in the keys of a keyboard + erosion: wearing away or pitting caused by natural processes such as abrasion, grinding or chemical means or overuse

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Fingerbald

Created by: ooogle

Pronunciation: Fing-ger-ball-d

Sentence: Can I get that fingerbald repainted too?

Etymology: n. Finger-Things on the end of your hands Bald-No hair Fingerbald-The shiny spot on the middle of the mousepad when you have been scrolling too much.

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Rebaretetive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rub-BEAR-tet-if

Sentence: Bobby was such an intensive computer user that his two week old keyboard had rebaretetives where the letters used to be.

Etymology: rub + repetitive + bare

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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