Verboticism: Plastastroke

'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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Recurscore

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: ri-kur-skohr

Sentence: The mouse attached to that old PC was used so much that there was a recurscore on the left button. It was the exact shape of my finger tip.

Etymology: Recur: Latin recurrere - to occur again + Score: Middle English scoren - to make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.

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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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Typblation

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Typ b la tion

Sentence: Visitors to his apartment always became astounded to find ancient keyboards and mouse devices covered with advanced typblation. "Yer sure pushing the mileage with that hardware!"

Etymology: Type (to press keys) & ablation (erosion from repetitive contact)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Veru apropos! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 10:37:00

terrific! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-17: 11:59:00

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Keypetitive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kee/pet/i/tiv

Sentence: Because she didn't own a joystick, the letters 's' and 'l' disappeared from her keyboard because of the constant keypetitive tapping, clicking and pushing required by the computer game.

Etymology: KEYPETITIVE - from KEY (keyboard) + REPETITIVE (repeated over and over)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx wow. i remember joysticks. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:18:00

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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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Keyrode

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: key rode

Sentence: When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn't tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion.

Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc...in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish.

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COMMENTS:

Great word: great debut! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00

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

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