Verboticism: Indautified

'I'm sorry can you repeat that? '

DEFINITION: n. A technological innovation that doesn't work as expected because "normal people" can't figure out how to use it. v. To improve something in a way that makes it much harder to use.

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Iletdown

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: eye-let-down

Sentence: Oh man, that cool new feature turned out to be such an iLetdown.

Etymology: "i" (as in iPod, iPhone, etc) + "let down"

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Nonnovation

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: non-oh-vay-shin

Sentence: "Blast! This remote control is so complicated. It's a nonnovation."

Etymology: non; innovate

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Hardprove

arlouxo

Created by: arlouxo

Pronunciation: hardproove

Sentence: why do you have to hardprove everything?

Etymology: hard: because it became harder / prove: from "improve" because you have moved on

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Stymieware

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stīmēwər

Sentence: Jerry is proud to own the latest, greatest smart phone. It is apparently smarter than him. Yesterday it automatically downloaded and installed the freshest stymieware. It is supposed to give him all kinds of new state-of-the-art capabilities. He is lucky to figure out how to make a phone call. He tried to text his brother but ended up in a video conference call with some guys in Denmark. It might have been interesting if he understood them.

Etymology: stymie (prevent or hinder the progress of) + software (the programs and other operating information used by a computer)

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Unnovation

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: uhn-o-vay-shun

Sentence: After field trials of his latest product design, Geoff quickly realised that adding a cigarette lighter to a diver's watch was an unnovation...

Etymology: a contraction of "un" and "innovation"

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Technospastic

Created by: Sketchy

Pronunciation: tech-NO-spas-TIC

Sentence: Shirley was feeling technospastic after hours of trying to figure out her new universal remote. "Screw It"! She grumbled to herself, as she hurled the badget at the television set, and got up to change the channel.

Etymology: technology, techno, spastic, spasm

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COMMENTS:

Thank you bulletchewer for "badget". - Sketchy, 2007-03-21: 14:52:00

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Blooproof

AnnieChandon

Created by: AnnieChandon

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Technoprisoners

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tek/no/prizoners

Sentence: The motto of tech support is technoprisoners

Etymology: take no prisoners + technology

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Techbotcholy

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: teck bot ch olly

Sentence: the techbotcholy at our office is so unusable you cant even type your name in without it changing to Korean keyboard layout.

Etymology: from technology and botch

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Cyberk

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: s eye burk

Sentence: If she counted up the hours she spent speaking to cyberks, it would far outweigh time spent speaking to friends family and pets.

Etymology: cyber, berk.

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COMMENTS:

a person could go positively cyberzerk! - Alchemist, 2007-03-21: 06:04:00

or sigh berzerk - galwaywegian, 2007-03-21: 08:00:00

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