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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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Lifenot

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /laɪfnɒt/

Sentence: I've got a lifenot in my right thumb... This lifenot doesn't seem to be healing... I can't eat with this lifenot in my tongue!

Etymology: LIFENOT - noun. From Life (time for which something exists or functions) + Not (negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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Hurternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hurt turn itee

Sentence: Cameron's papercut had gone on for a hurternity. No sooner did it seem to be healing, when she would reopen it again. It did not help that she worked as a file clerk and had to shuffle hundreds of files and papers a day. She would bleed on files and bandages refused to stay on the cuts. She was beginning to think that the only way she could ever heal it would be to go on hurternity leave...

Etymology: Hurt (cut,injury,wound,feel pain) & Eternity (a seemingly endless time interval)

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Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stingərtip

Sentence: Jimmy is in charge of the stockroom at the restaurant where he works. Papercuts from the cardboard boxes are rampant. When he preps lemons for the day he has to deal with a handful of stingertips.

Etymology: sting (feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation) + fingertips (the tip of a finger)

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Evercrucialimutilus

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Ehv ver Crew Shul Ihm Myu Tih Lus

Sentence: "Ouch!!" Zjanhatae hissed to herself. She had badly abraised the naked palm of her hand and it had already begun to bleed. "Awe sourmuzzles- This here old evercrucialimutilus just aint never 'gonna heal up quite right."

Etymology: Ever - From Forever + Crucial - Important + Limu - Protogermanic meaning branch + Mutilus - Latin for maimed

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Emophilia

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: emo-philia

Sentence: Suzie pinched herself with the needle and now she thinks she's going to die. A very very slow and excrutiating death

Etymology: emotion + hemophilia

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Lasteration

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-ter-ay-shun

Sentence: Lucy lasterated her toes on the sharp rocks and was forever doomed to wear flip flops (thongs for my aussie buddies).

Etymology: laceration + last (as in endure)

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COMMENTS:

petaj Better late than never - petaj, 2007-10-04: 03:39:00

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Appangdage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uh/pang/dij

Sentence: A pianist's worst nightmare is to suffer an appangdage just before an important performance.

Etymology: APPANGDAGE -noun - from - APPENDAGE (a part attached to the body, such as a finger, arm, or leg) + PANG (a sharp pain, or physical distress)

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Axident

artr

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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Stingmata

mrskellyscl

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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Digistationowie

artr

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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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