Verboticism: Cyberthal

'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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Lacktarded

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Lakk-tarr-ded

Sentence: "This ancient PC is completely lacktarded Dave, just like your stupid brain!!!"

Etymology: Lack: –noun 1. deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill. This is combined with Retarded, which also means 'to be delayed' or hindered.

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COMMENTS:

Too bad the lacktarded can't shed it like a leotard! Catchy! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:12:00

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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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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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Pingpain

DCastelli

Created by: DCastelli

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Nimpcompute

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: nim-com-PUTE

Sentence: He was such a nimpcompute that would not respond to non-electronic communications

Etymology: nincompoop + compute

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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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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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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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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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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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