Verboticism: Amigamigo

'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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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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Isloth

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: eye-sloth

Sentence: My husband and computer are iSloths. They're just so slow.

Etymology: iPod + sloth (as in slow and or lazy)

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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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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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Uvgotsnail

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: yoov got snale

Sentence: Rachel realized her mother was right all along...with Ronnie, she said Uvgotsnail!

Etymology: You've got mail...you've got snail

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COMMENTS:

Clever, witty, a nice bouncey word. - bananabender, 2008-01-07: 17:40:00

Thanks, bananabender....sorry I was so slow in responding...been a bit sluggish of late! - Nosila, 2008-01-12: 01:41:00

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Historaeon

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: his - tor - EE - on

Sentence: By the time my historaeon computer processes a simple data entry the results have already become ancient history.

Etymology: historian - a writer or compiler of history, + aeon - an age, an infinitely long period

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Computiledysfunction

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: com-pew-tile-dis-funk-shun

Sentence: It may happen to a lot of guys, but Kimberly refused to let ComputileDisfunction stand in her way of a satisfying online social life. "They get old and the spark just isn't there, where it counts, the memory data register." She said as she unpacked her newest computer; "This one will last about a year, I like 'em young." When asked about the prospect of using her new hardware to find a mate, the logic didn't compute: "This is why I don't have a husband. Who needs one?"

Etymology: computile (bend of computer + futile) + dysfunction (not working properly.) Play on "erectile dysfunction"

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Microsloth

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: micro + sloth

Sentence: Debby discovered, upon letting her new fella move in, that he was quite the microsloth, internot savvy, a full-fledged reclinaut.

Etymology: microsloth - microsoft, sloth blended, internot- antonym for internet, reclinaut - reclined blended with astronaut, a man that could not be considered The Right Stuff, but knows when a couch (or turkey) has the right stuffing.

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COMMENTS:

good one! - wordmeister, 2008-01-07: 22:12:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-07: 12:07:00

great sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-07: 18:13:00

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