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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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