Verboticism: Hardwear

'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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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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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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Plastastroke

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: pla-sta-stroke

Sentence: Computerina has a shiny plastastroke on her keyboard and mouse. She constantly rubbed her mouse in one spot until it was bald and shiny.

Etymology: A play on the words...Plastic and Stroke.

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Clickpit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: klick - pit

Sentence: I realized I was spending entirely too much time on-line playing those escape the room games when my 3 month old laptop had already developed a clickpit in the touch-pad.

Etymology: click -action of operating a mouse or touchpad + pit - small divot caused by repeated friction.

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COMMENTS:

It has a satisfying sound to it. I like it. - astorey, 2008-10-17: 11:55:00

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Callousnickoff

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Cal-us-nik-off

Sentence: Tony's superfast typing not only sounded like rapid gunfire, it also left little callousnickoffs all over her keyboard.

Etymology: Callous (skin made tough and thick through wear) + nick (an impression in a surface) + off, combined to sound like the kalishnikoff gun.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Do you believe in the right to arm bears? I do :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:05:00

metrohumanx Very clever, Astorey! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:06:00

Shoot! That's a good calibre word! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:30:00

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Hardwarewear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hard + ware + ware

Sentence: Merril's heavy handed use of his keyboard and mouse created an abundance of hardwarewear, leaving worn spots on the mouse buttons and many of the keyboard keys blank.

Etymology: Hardware and wear

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Padtina

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pad/teena

Sentence: What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague.

Etymology: pad + patina

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00

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Alopadcia

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /al-uh-pad-shee-uh/

Sentence: "Does your owner tap on you like a beast? are you losing your hair and colour? Do no wait anymore! STOP IT NOW!!! By using our brand new product called Aminexpad!!! Try it out, or you'll be out!

Etymology: ALOPADCIA. From Alopecia (loss of hair; baldness) + Pad

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:53:00

metrohumanx Zounds! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:22:00

Hair-iffic! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 22:25:00

clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:33:00

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Hypermouseration

Created by: mvandyke

Pronunciation: hyper-mouse-er-ation

Sentence: One could easily see the tell tale signs of 'hypermouseration' in Kathies work station.

Etymology:

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