Verboticism: Macrimony

'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: bananabender

Pronunciation: MAK-ruh-moh-nee

Sentence: My computer and I have a mutually macrimonious relationship. I yell, rant and rave at it because it drops off the web frequently, and it, in turn, deliberately goes slow, throws up error reports attacking my sweet disposition, good looks and computing prowess, and even interrupts my verbotomizing by initiating unnecessary MacAfee updates. One day it's gonna be all too much and I will end our relationship by launching a deadly macattack. Maybe I'll macerate it in Macassar oil, aim a sharp blow to its macula and send it off to the IT graveyard way out yonder in the macrocosm. That should do the trick.

Etymology: MAC: computer. ACRIMONY: sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition.

Points: 2963

Comments: Macrimony

silveryaspen - 2008-01-30: 06:41:00
Payment for divorcing your computer? Roared with laughter!

bananabender - 2008-01-30: 06:53:00
I reckon I deserve a million or two after all the names it's called me! :)

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-30: 16:25:00
Gone to the graveyard eh! Sounds a bit like " For whom the Dell tolls!" Good word.

bananabender - 2008-01-30: 18:16:00
Oh how right you are OZ. My computer is actually a Dell!