Verboticism: Macadementia

'But I was just double-clicking'

DEFINITION: n., The anger and frustration that grows out of an unsatisfying, unfulfilling or unpredictable relationship one has with an electronic device, especially a computer. v. intr., To be trapped in a passive-aggressive, codependency with a computer.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/ah/dee/men/shia

Sentence: I was driven into macadementia by my aging mac. It turned from being user friendly into Hal from 2001.

Etymology: mac(computer) + dementia(mental deterioration caused by mac) + macadamia (type of nut)

Points: 581

Comments: Macadementia

silveryaspen - 2008-01-30: 06:45:00
Ah nuts! You cracked me up with this one! Excellent!

Dougalistic - 2008-01-30: 10:17:00
Cracking word!! (pun intended)

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-30: 10:45:00
walnut always encouraged acorny comment is almond always appreciated

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-30: 16:29:00
Macadamias: a hard nut to crack! Ps: also known as the Queensland nut, Maroochi nut.

bananabender - 2008-01-30: 23:54:00
Aah, Queensland nuts..... I've cracked many in my time using my grandfather's vice under the house, a hammer and a dent in a cement works except when the nut shoots sideways at lightning speed (watch out onlookers!), but I'm set up well these days because I have a nutcracker designed by a Queenslander specially to deal with those tough shells. Super word!

chaiandallthatjazz - 2008-01-31: 10:47:00
Ah! Excellent word! Sounds like it could really make it to the DSM-V !