Verboticism: Hellectrodevice

'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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Defeature

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Dee-fee-chur

Sentence: The car's inbuilt automatic window-unsteaming feature was nothing but a defeature, because the on/off button was almost under the driver's seat.

Etymology: Defeat + de- + feature. Defeature also happens to be an obsolete word for the noun "defeat" or for a deformity.

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Badget was taken by someone else...:D - Discoveria, 2007-03-21: 08:42:00

"Defeature" is better anyway. - ErWenn, 2007-03-21: 17:45:00

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Vistappointment

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: vis-tah-POYNY-ment

Sentence: That new self-walking dog leash I bought online turned out to be a big Vistappointment. I couldn't even get it configured to my breed, it kept defaulting to "shih tsu". What a rip!

Etymology: Vista (you know) + disappointment

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very topical! - galwaywegian, 2007-03-21: 06:43:00

I don't normally appreciate topical verboticisms, but this one actually rolls off the tongue nicely. - Discoveria, 2007-03-21: 08:44:00

for relief of normal verboticism, apply topically...:-) - Alchemist, 2007-03-21: 09:19:00

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Techurdle

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: tech-her-del

Sentence: Windows Vista is so full of techurdles that it practically trips over itself everytime it starts up.

Etymology: tech+hurdle

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I like that one! - jedijawa, 2007-03-22: 00:10:00

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Darwinalogical

Created by: chercherlalun

Pronunciation: darwin a logical

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Technogression

Created by: sisica

Pronunciation: tek-no-GREH-shun

Sentence: The

Etymology: Technical Regression (with the added bonus of having the feel of "agression") in the word....and I'd think that could be a subsequent feeling to being unable to benefit for the intended technological benefit that is not being met.

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Untechcipherable

Created by: sunny09

Pronunciation: un-tech-cy-fer-able

Sentence: Jane found that most of Vista was untechcipherable and played Zelda instead.

Etymology: undecipherable technology

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mac rules - mana1066, 2007-03-21: 21:24:00

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Technocando

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: teck-no-can-do

Sentence: he downloaded it..he installed it..and only after hours of fruitless pointing and clicking and help menuing did he realise he'd fallen for another technocando

Etymology: techno, no can do

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funny and appropriate - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-21: 11:32:00

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Antitechinnovation

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Anti-teck-inno-vay-shun

Sentence: In the commercial this antitechinovation looked so easy, but I still can't figure out how to make a phone call!

Etymology: Anti, technologic, innovation

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Anything "anti" is good...lol. Nice wordage! - Sketchy, 2007-03-21: 14:45:00

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Technifficult

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: tek - nif - eh - kult

Sentence: Seymour found that the voice activated answer lines were very technificult. If he chose option 1, he was only left with three options, none of which fit his question. If he chose option 2, there were four options, unrelated to his question, and so on and so on until he gave up and hung up.

Etymology: technical, difficult

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-10-07: 21:40:00

We've all been there... - Nosila, 2009-10-07: 23:50:00

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Einstymie

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: EIN-sty-mee

Sentence: Sue was all thrilled to get her new cell phone, but after reading through the 245 page manual and realizing she didn't have a clue as to how to turn on the damn thing, she realized she had purchased yet another Einstymie.

Etymology: Einstein, stymie (A situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.)

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very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-21: 11:31:00

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