Verboticism: Microburden

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Lifenot

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /laɪfnɒt/

Sentence: I've got a lifenot in my right thumb... This lifenot doesn't seem to be healing... I can't eat with this lifenot in my tongue!

Etymology: LIFENOT - noun. From Life (time for which something exists or functions) + Not (negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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Fangpang

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fang/pang

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

Etymology: fang (appendage) + pang

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dang fangpang!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 09:47:00

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Whimpercision

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Whim-per-ciz-yun

Sentence: The pain from the whimpercision on her finger repeatedly brought tears to Lainie's eyes.

Etymology: Whimper - incision

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Injurance

Created by: BSqueeze4

Pronunciation: Injur-rance

Sentence: The split toenail could really prove to be an injurance for her.

Etymology: Injury+Hindrance

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Stabinability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: stab/in/a/bill/i/tee

Sentence: He was unable to shuffle cards at the casino due to his stabinability.

Etymology: stab + inability + stability

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Wounderful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: woon der ful

Sentence: When Jane was hired for her first office job, she thought it was wonderful. After her first of many paper cuts trying to file a year's backlog of papers, she decided the job was actually wounderful instead. She had neither a finger without multiple paper cuts nor a cuticle that was not ragged. How does one claim danger pay as a file clerk???

Etymology: Wound (gash,cut, any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision;cause injuries or bodily harm; to hurt the feelings of) & Wonderful (extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers) & Full (to the greatest degree or extent)

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Itchtension

Created by: PeeJaY

Pronunciation: It-Ch-Ten-See-On

Sentence: Edgar could not sort through his thesis because of his numerous itchtensions.

Etymology: Coming from itch and extension. Relating to itches on extended parts of the body.

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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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