Verboticism: Deletumtremens

'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

Points: 1574

Comments: Deletumtremens

silveryaspen - 2008-12-30: 16:30:00
Tongue twister of the day!

metrohumanx - 2008-12-31: 01:10:00
Nice construct.

Jabberwocky - 2008-12-31: 09:39:00