Verboticism: Lacktarded

'Honey? Honey! Can you hear me?'

DEFINITION: n., A slow computer with insufficient memory; also, a slow-thinking husband. v., To take an extraordinarily long time to respond to a relatively simple request.

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Amigamigo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am eee gam eee go

Sentence: she was unhappy with her amigamigos memory, anniversaries, birthdays always crashed. Also, there was the issue of his floppy thing.

Etymology: amiga amigo

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Datasaurus

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /dah-tuh-SAWR-uhs/

Sentence: Sarah complained to Jerry, again, that their computer was such a datasaurus, she could take a shower, do her hair and make-up, prepare breakfast, eat, and do the dishes, all before the 'darn thing' was finished booting up. Apparently, he was still plodcessing over that information, after several months of her complaints.

Etymology: data - information (Latin, plural of 'datum') + -saurus - suffix used in the names of extinct reptiles; e.g. brontosaurus (Greek, saûros "lizard")

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Eonator

Created by: HollisWoods

Pronunciation: ee-uhn, ee-on eyt or

Sentence: Francesca is a researcher for various clients in Wash, D.C. Most of the research required needs to be done online and is usually accompanied by,"I need this yesterday!" There is a power failure in her office, so she is going to have to work from home. Now she is in a near panic because her home office doesn't have the sophisticated equipment she has at the downtown office. Francesca's hubby promised he would either upgrade or replace most of her equipment as a gift to her. This is a promise and process long overdue. Now she is in a bind and is concerned she won't meet her clients' deadlines. She is tired and frustrated by her eonator of a husband and her eonator of a computer. She will have to rely on her collegue, Susan, to help her. At least she finds some relief in the knowledge that she will have Susan's assistance and access to state-of-the-art equipment to meet the deadlines due. While traveling to Susan's office, Francesca couldn't help but wonder if her husband was home eonating on how and when to start her office upgrade.

Etymology: eon: an indefinitely long period of time ate: cause or make

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Cyberthal

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sahy-ber-THAWL

Sentence: When Bob told Roxie that he thought telenetting was a good way to keep birds off their TV antenna, she quickly realized that her humdrum glacimate was a cyberthal, a few hubabytes short of the perfect partner.

Etymology: CYBERTHAL: blend of cyber - a common prefix coined foe electronic or computer-related concepts & the "thal" of NEANDERTHAL - fig. one unenlightened, slow, stupid. Glacimate; 2.(blend of glacier & mate) 3. Hubabyte (hubby & byte)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-07: 12:06:00

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Slothram

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Created by: womblin3

Pronunciation: slowth-ram

Sentence: Her computer chugged along as though it ran on steam, much like her husband. She wondered how she'd come to allow two slothrams into her life such as these. Perhaps she was due an upgrade - on both counts.

Etymology: Slothram: sloth n. unwillingness to work or make any effort or n. slow mammal + ram n. adult male mammal and RAM (random access memory) n. a type of computer memory which can be searched in any order and changed as necessary

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Nosila, 2010-04-04: 01:26:00

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Computard

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: com/pu/tard

Sentence: When an important report is due, my computer usually goes into computard mode, taking me hours longer to complete the assignment.

Etymology: computer + tardy

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COMMENTS:

Nice word with the possibilty of cognates such as: computardity, computardiness, computardily etc. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-07: 18:10:00

Excellent word! - Mustang, 2008-01-07: 23:34:00

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Terminil

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tərmənil

Sentence: Despite Jason’s claim of being as smart as a computer, when Jane asks for an opinion, all she gets is buffering. Their relationship is just about terminil.

Etymology: terminal (a device at which a user enters data or commands for a computer system and that displays the received output) + nil(nothing)

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Calcuwait

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: cal-cyou-wait

Sentence: My computer, my husband, my boss, and my kids, drive me crazy with their calcuwaiting.

Etymology: A play on calculate,you and wait ... calcuwait ... a verb to describe any thing or anyone who is slow to respond!

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Historaeon

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: his - tor - EE - on

Sentence: By the time my historaeon computer processes a simple data entry the results have already become ancient history.

Etymology: historian - a writer or compiler of history, + aeon - an age, an infinitely long period

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Cronstipated

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kron-sti-pay-tid

Sentence: I guess I added too many bells and whistles to my computer, as it became quite cronstipated upon booting up.

Etymology: cron - A Unix command for scheduling jobs to be executed sometime in the future; constipated

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-07: 12:07:00

great sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-07: 18:13:00

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