Verboticism: Electroniceddiction

'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: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee lek tron ik ee dik shun

Sentence: Edith had an electroniceddiction. She had an e-ventful relationship with her computer and she had e-nabled herself to get hopelessly e-ntangled in the World Wide Web. She had finally e-volved her thinking and e-nrolled in a support group. She was not sure how e-ffective this group might be for her, as some of the members had a worse e-ddiction than she did, but e-dmitting the problem was half the battle, right? The only problem with her e-therapy was that her group met on-line instead of in person!

Etymology: Electronic (of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons) & e- (short form of electronic, especially refers to something on computers) & Addiction (being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming)

Points: 878

Comments: Electroniceddiction

silveryaspen - 2008-11-21: 12:40:00