Verboticism: Technostrangulata

'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: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: TECH-NO-STRANG-U-LA-TA

Sentence: Because his computer repeatedly and stubbornly refused to dish up the information that he had just spent the last six hours inputting, Joe suffered a severe attack of technostrangulata. However, with the aid of a six pound hammer and the threat "I know it's in there, Give it too me!" he soon persuaded the demonic machine to relent.

Etymology: Techno- to be derived from an alien torture device. Strangulata- To be inclined through blind frustration to commit mayhem upon technology. See also NeoLuddite or Ludditeism

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Comments: Technostrangulata

bookowl - 2008-01-30: 20:12:00
been there

bananabender - 2008-01-30: 23:38:00
Top emotive sentence and etymology. Funny!