Verboticism: Isloth

'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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Microsloth

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: micro + sloth

Sentence: Debby discovered, upon letting her new fella move in, that he was quite the microsloth, internot savvy, a full-fledged reclinaut.

Etymology: microsloth - microsoft, sloth blended, internot- antonym for internet, reclinaut - reclined blended with astronaut, a man that could not be considered The Right Stuff, but knows when a couch (or turkey) has the right stuffing.

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COMMENTS:

good one! - wordmeister, 2008-01-07: 22:12:00

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Obslowlete

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: ah-b-sloh-leet

Sentence: My brother is such an obslowlete. He is one of the older makes.

Etymology: obsolete:meaning unusable+slow

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It's not easy to embed one word in another! Kudos for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:16:00

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Dimwidget

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dimwijit

Sentence: Joyce isn*t sure why but she still carries around her antique, dimwidget Palm Pilot. It*s slow to use, has few functions that she couldn*t achieve with a scrap of paper and it glitches out whenever she actually needs it to perform a function. When she complains to her dimwidget husband, his only suggestion is that she get new batteries. She just might replace both items soon.

Etymology: dimwit (a stupid or silly person) +widget (a small gadget or mechanical device)

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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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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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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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Ramnoramus

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ram - nor - am - uss

Sentence: Elbert was a dull witted ramnoramus and on a par for memory with Esmerelda's ancient computer.

Etymology: RAM (computer memory) and ignoramus.

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Pokeyman

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: po kee man

Sentence: When Polly could no longer wait for her slow computer, she complained to her husband, Paul. He took forever to process her request and so she decided she could not rely on her pokeyman to help her play her Pokémon anytime soon. Polly has now upgraded her computer and her husband.

Etymology: Pokey (slow) & Man (male spose) & Wordplay on Pokémon (Video games series)

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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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Lapsetop

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: laps/top

Sentence: This laspsetop is completely useless. Every time I move the mouse the screen saver comes on.

Etymology: laptop + lapse

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I like it! - direwookiee, 2008-01-07: 09:37:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-07: 18:02:00

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Slothram

womblin3

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

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