Verboticism: Papnip

'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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Minimaim

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: minn eee maym

Sentence: Her injury was a minimaim (measuring less than 5mm. Any smaller and it would have been classed a micromaim. she hadn't had one of those since her last mouth ulcer.

Etymology: minimum, maim.

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:30:00

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Funeable

Created by: WordKing77

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Appendjury

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: a/pen/jur/ee

Sentence: A pesky, irritating appendjury on his index finger makes playing the piano an excruciatingly difficult task.

Etymology: appendage + injury

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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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Microburden

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MY-crow-BIRD-uhn

Sentence: Dr Desmond's waiting room was crowded with the usual assortment of whining hypochondriacs, industrial accident victims, bursting lacerations and a gentleman who lost a crowbar fight at the local pub. When Molly explained her MICROBURDEN to Desmond, he was strangely unsympathetic. Using a scanning electron microscope, the doctor finally located Molly's invisaffliction, and predictably prescribed Motrin and bedrest. Molly explained that her stinging woundlet was like a tiny little albatross that nagged her and made life intolerable, but Desmond inexplicably refused to administer morphine for such a piddling complaint. Molly would just have to face life with her MICROBURDEN, and use this ugly incident as a sentence to be savored on the website..."Verbotomy".

Etymology: MICRO+BURDEN=MICROBURDEN.....MICRO: prefix meaning tiny or trifling.....BURDEN: something oppressive or worrisome; Middle English, from Old English byrthen; akin to Old English beran to carry.....alternatatively: MYCROBURDEN

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metrohumanx http://www.quackwatch.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:44:00

metrohumanx Yes- I know it's a bit on the simple side...but I was distracted by Molly's lavender lipstick and tiny tear. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 09:08:00

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Stingmata

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sssst innnng maaa taaa

Sentence: Her stingmata coused her to utter the most pious ejaculations while partaking in her daily chores.

Etymology: stigmata, sting.

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sort of like "holy shit"? - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-03: 12:17:00

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Knockawound

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nok-ah-woond

Sentence: Poor little Windsey's knockawound prevented her from using her iPhone to notify her entourage where the party was.

Etymology: Knock- To collide with something. A- Used as a function word. Wound- An injury, usually involving division of tissue. (a cut)

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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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Septicut

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sep-tee-cut

Sentence: When the sore on his finger refused to heal and started to throb, Jim, being a bit of a hypochondriac, was convinced he had gangrene and decided to go and get it checked out at the doctor's. The doc took one look, shook his head and told Jim that it was just a little septicut and if he kept it clean and dressed everyday it should clear up on it's own.

Etymology: Septic(of a wound,infected by bacteria) ORIGIN Greek Septikos 'make rotten' + Cut(an opening or incision made by a sharp implement) = Septicut

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Bugabooboo

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: buhg-uh-boo-boo

Sentence: Ken was reminded of the bugabooboo on his finger when he attempted to fish some jalapenos out of a jar. This was the worst pain he had experienced since he had eaten a salty potato chip and irratated his lip ulcer.

Etymology: bugaboo (a recurring problem or situation) + boo-boo

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COMMENTS:

she's crying in the cartoon so maybe it's a bugabooboohoo - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:23:00

Clever and interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:27:00

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