Verboticism: Itchtension

'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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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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Stingmata

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sting-ma-ta

Sentence: Because of infected stingmata on the hands of their guitarist, Lee Shun, the metal band "The Oweeze" cancelled part of their tour until the sores healed. Due to the unusual location of the wounds, metalheads throughout the country have begun to believe that Shun is a mystic and thousands of fans, all bearing tatoos resembling his stingmata have camped outside of his house. The band's manager, Rip Entaire, explained that Lee was wounded in a fistfight with a violent fan; however, the drummer, Cut Andrun, revealed the shocking truth in a Rolling Stone article that he tripped while trying to photograph butterflies.

Etymology: sting: burning or sharp pain + stigmata: wounds or lesions that resemble the marks of crucifixioin + stigma: mark of disgrace

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COMMENTS:

This is hilarious - mweinmann, 2010-01-21: 07:28:00

artr Gave me my morning laugh! - artr, 2010-01-21: 09:22:00

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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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Traumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TRAW - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: The long lasting small cut on the tip of her finger made ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging,etc very painful, and Shasta was beginning to think the traumalinger was going to be permanent.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'trauma' (injury) and 'linger' (To persist)

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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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Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stingərtip

Sentence: Jimmy is in charge of the stockroom at the restaurant where he works. Papercuts from the cardboard boxes are rampant. When he preps lemons for the day he has to deal with a handful of stingertips.

Etymology: sting (feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation) + fingertips (the tip of a finger)

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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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Axident

artr

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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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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Incuracut

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: in-kyoor-uh-kut

Sentence: Her blackberry looked like she bludgeoned someone with it, but it was just her incuracut acting up again.

Etymology: incurable + cut

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:33:00

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