Verboticism: Calcuwait

'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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Decelermate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de sel er mayt

Sentence: Allegra had never quite gotten used to the fact that her hubby, Dell, could decelermate any discussion or activity. He appeared to act and think and speak in slow motion and with age, this lethargy became more noticeable. When she asked him about replacing her very slow old computer, he was actually slower than the computer in responding. It is little wonder why he was dropped off at the recycling centre with all the other useless equipment.

Etymology: Decelerate (lose velocity; move more slowly) & Mate (spouse, partner in marriage/relationship)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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Compudurrh

CrayonWarrior

Created by: CrayonWarrior

Pronunciation: Kom-pyu-derrh

Sentence: oh no. Lisa's compudurrh had crashed AGAIN. it would break at random times, and it drove her MAD.

Etymology: Computer. Durrh - sound made when mocking a stupid person

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Ignoritude

Created by: sammyclark

Pronunciation: igg-nore-it-tude

Sentence: I asked my brother a million times to run outside and get the mail he heard me asking him but sitll didnt get up. He started blankly at me and didnt even get up..total ignoritude!

Etymology: ignore- to not now or be ignorant of itude- the way you act and react

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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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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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