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'Oh no! I won't be able to message for another week!'

DEFINITION: n., A pesky but persistently painful, and seemingly incurable paper cut, which simply refuses to heal. n. To cut or injure a "high use" body part, like a fingertip, knuckle or tongue.

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Digistationowie

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dij-i-stey-shuhn-ouee

Sentence: Sharon works for a company that prints personalized writing paper. Handling paper all day long as she does, it is very common for her to have a digistationowie. She's in a "Catch 22" dilemma. She would love to see the world go paperless to save her fingers but that would put her out of the job she was hoping to retire from.

Etymology: digit (a finger or toe) + stationery (writing paper) + ow (an expression of sudden pain; owie: a cut , scratch or burn that causes that pain)

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Traumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TRAW - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: The long lasting small cut on the tip of her finger made ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging,etc very painful, and Shasta was beginning to think the traumalinger was going to be permanent.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'trauma' (injury) and 'linger' (To persist)

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Digitraumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: didj - uh - trauh - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: With the tiny cut on the tip of her index finger making ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging, and other tasks exceedingly painful, Melanie experienced major digitraumalinger over the weeks as the owie failed to heal due to the abuse.

Etymology: Blend of 'digit' (finger or toe), 'trauma' (any physical damage to the body), and 'linger' (to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected)

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Kultip

Created by: frenchprof

Pronunciation:

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Handigash

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: han-dee-gash

Sentence: I would have had the report done earlier, however, the bleeding from my handigash shorted out my keyboard.

Etymology: handicap, gash

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COMMENTS:

sounds nasty!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 10:49:00

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Wounderful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: woon der ful

Sentence: When Jane was hired for her first office job, she thought it was wonderful. After her first of many paper cuts trying to file a year's backlog of papers, she decided the job was actually wounderful instead. She had neither a finger without multiple paper cuts nor a cuticle that was not ragged. How does one claim danger pay as a file clerk???

Etymology: Wound (gash,cut, any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision;cause injuries or bodily harm; to hurt the feelings of) & Wonderful (extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers) & Full (to the greatest degree or extent)

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Stingmata

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sting-ma-ta

Sentence: Because of infected stingmata on the hands of their guitarist, Lee Shun, the metal band "The Oweeze" cancelled part of their tour until the sores healed. Due to the unusual location of the wounds, metalheads throughout the country have begun to believe that Shun is a mystic and thousands of fans, all bearing tatoos resembling his stingmata have camped outside of his house. The band's manager, Rip Entaire, explained that Lee was wounded in a fistfight with a violent fan; however, the drummer, Cut Andrun, revealed the shocking truth in a Rolling Stone article that he tripped while trying to photograph butterflies.

Etymology: sting: burning or sharp pain + stigmata: wounds or lesions that resemble the marks of crucifixioin + stigma: mark of disgrace

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COMMENTS:

This is hilarious - mweinmann, 2010-01-21: 07:28:00

artr Gave me my morning laugh! - artr, 2010-01-21: 09:22:00

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Repetipain

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ree-petty-payne

Sentence: I've got this repetipain on my finger. I swear every time I left click my mouse.

Etymology: Repeat+pain = repetipain

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Axident

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aksidənt

Sentence: John was fed up with the tree that dropped staining red berries on his new white car so he decided to chop it down. His lack of experience with tools and innate ineptitude left him with an axident in his forehead.

Etymology: ax (a tool typically used for chopping wood, usually a steel blade attached at a right angle to a wooden handle) + accident (an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury) + dent (a slight hollow in a hard, even surface made by a blow or by the exertion of pressure)

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Cutstration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cut/stray/shun

Sentence: Sally felt deep cutstration whenever she tried to unpick the stitches she'd so cautiously sewn. Her part time job shelling shrimp (crustaceans) didn't help.

Etymology: cut + frustration + crustacean

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COMMENTS:

Shudderingly close to castration. Great word! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 14:03:00

Good word! Reminds me of this image: http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103199 - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

funny purple and scrumpy - one should be very circumspective when using a photocopier - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:21:00

Etymology: cut, frustration, crustacean - Fantastic! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:29:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-03: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-21: 00:36:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James