Verboticism: Einstymie

'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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Binnovation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: binn oh vay shun

Sentence: if innovation was the key to the electronic age, then this latest binnovation must herald the garb age

Etymology: innovation, bin

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Gateget

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gate/jit

Sentence: Another inservice on the latest gateget. I need an inservice on the inservice to figure out all the latest gategets.

Etymology: Bill Gates + gate + gadget

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Nonnovation

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: non-oh-vay-shin

Sentence: "Blast! This remote control is so complicated. It's a nonnovation."

Etymology: non; innovate

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Badget

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: bajj-it

Sentence: The old woman thought everything was a badget; the keyboard had too many keys, the cell phone was too small and as for the microwave...

Etymology: From "bad" and "gadget".

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COMMENTS:

very funny! - Sketchy, 2007-03-21: 14:41:00

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Glitchtech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: glitsch-tek

Sentence: As usual, the latest innovation offered by the software provider contained the usual abundance of glitchtech making it almost impossible to use by anyone other than a seasoned techie.

Etymology: Blend of 'glitch' (a minor problem that causes a temporary setback a snag) and 'tech', abbreviation for technology

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Misfacilitation

Created by: ozzymars

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Indautified

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: in - doubtified

Sentence: We are surrounded by indautified technology.

Etymology: In as a negative pre-syllable. DAU = German abbreviation for Stupidest Expected User, so SEU in englich. certified. Short: Technology that is not certified for DAUs/SEUs.

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Techbotcholy

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: teck bot ch olly

Sentence: the techbotcholy at our office is so unusable you cant even type your name in without it changing to Korean keyboard layout.

Etymology: from technology and botch

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