Verboticism: Traumalinger

'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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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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Digistationowie

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dij-i-stey-shuhn-ouee

Sentence: Sharon works for a company that prints personalized writing paper. Handling paper all day long as she does, it is very common for her to have a digistationowie. She's in a "Catch 22" dilemma. She would love to see the world go paperless to save her fingers but that would put her out of the job she was hoping to retire from.

Etymology: digit (a finger or toe) + stationery (writing paper) + ow (an expression of sudden pain; owie: a cut , scratch or burn that causes that pain)

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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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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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Repetipain

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ree-petty-payne

Sentence: I've got this repetipain on my finger. I swear every time I left click my mouse.

Etymology: Repeat+pain = repetipain

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Digitraumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: didj - uh - trauh - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: With the tiny cut on the tip of her index finger making ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging, and other tasks exceedingly painful, Melanie experienced major digitraumalinger over the weeks as the owie failed to heal due to the abuse.

Etymology: Blend of 'digit' (finger or toe), 'trauma' (any physical damage to the body), and 'linger' (to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected)

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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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Papnip

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: pap-nip

Sentence: James rolled his eyes as Henrietta stuck out her sore finger, rolling the skin tip backwards and forwards. The papnip's mouth opened and closed to her squeaky high-pitched ventriloquism, "Hello, James ... hello .... hello".

Etymology: Pap(er) - thin flat material which is made from crushed wood. Nip - to bite.

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Severlasting

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sev - ur - last - ing

Sentence: When Bonnie cut off the fingertip of the third finger of her left hand, the pain was intense at first. Now, there seemed to be a severlasting ache when any pressure was applied and she found it difficult to play her Nintendo DS.

Etymology: sever, everlasting

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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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