Verboticism: Terminil

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Amigamigo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am eee gam eee go

Sentence: she was unhappy with her amigamigos memory, anniversaries, birthdays always crashed. Also, there was the issue of his floppy thing.

Etymology: amiga amigo

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DCastelli

Created by: DCastelli

Pronunciation:

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

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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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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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Eonator

Created by: HollisWoods

Pronunciation: ee-uhn, ee-on eyt or

Sentence: Francesca is a researcher for various clients in Wash, D.C. Most of the research required needs to be done online and is usually accompanied by,"I need this yesterday!" There is a power failure in her office, so she is going to have to work from home. Now she is in a near panic because her home office doesn't have the sophisticated equipment she has at the downtown office. Francesca's hubby promised he would either upgrade or replace most of her equipment as a gift to her. This is a promise and process long overdue. Now she is in a bind and is concerned she won't meet her clients' deadlines. She is tired and frustrated by her eonator of a husband and her eonator of a computer. She will have to rely on her collegue, Susan, to help her. At least she finds some relief in the knowledge that she will have Susan's assistance and access to state-of-the-art equipment to meet the deadlines due. While traveling to Susan's office, Francesca couldn't help but wonder if her husband was home eonating on how and when to start her office upgrade.

Etymology: eon: an indefinitely long period of time ate: cause or make

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Computiledysfunction

thegoatisbad

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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