Verboticism: Misfacilitation

'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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karenanne

Created by: karenanne

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Whatchamadowithit

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: whachama-do-with-it

Sentence: Its kind of sad when my mom tries to figure out how to operate her whatchamadowithits. Usually I sigh and show her, for example, how to turn her cell phone on.

Etymology: from whatchamacallit and not-knowing-what-to-do-with-it

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COMMENTS:

Man, I spent almost an hour trying to think of something like this, but the best I could think of was "howjamauseit". I'm glad somebody was able to find a better solution than that. - ErWenn, 2007-03-22: 00:45:00

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Unnovation

bedens

Created by: bedens

Pronunciation: un-no-VA-shun

Sentence: "The voice mail tree at XYZ PC Warehouse is a real unnovation."

Etymology: un (not) + novation (from Innovation)

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COMMENTS:

Unnovative word...good one! - Nosila, 2009-10-07: 23:49:00

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Innocumberance

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: in-no-cumber-ants

Sentence: Voice recognition software is universally an innocumberance.

Etymology: "innovation" + "encumberance".

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Regressivention

Created by: jmedaris

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Sentence: After listening to a half hour of unintelligible droning, I can honestly say that Operator #23194 represents the zenith of our Customer Service Industry's regressivention.

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Misfacilitation

Created by: ozzymars

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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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Digitknowitall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dij it no it all

Sentence: Reggie had bought a fancy new digital radio/alarm clock/coffeemaker/toaster. It was designed to be efficient in the morning by waking him up on time and getting his breakfast ready. His new appliance was a digitknowitall. Great in theory, but he could never get the radio station he liked programmed into it, so he had to listen to newscasts in a foreign language. He could also never program in the correct time...it was always an hour behind or so. The coffee tasted like something you would expect would come out of a new computer and the toast was always burned black. His only consolation was that the smoke detector awoke him if the alarm failed, the coffee was a handy extinguisher for the burnt breakfast offerings and his clock was right twice a day.

Etymology: Digital (of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits) & Know-It-All (a person who thinks/behaves as if they know everything, but usually knows less than you would think on a subject).

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LOL! I'm still laughing, ha ha! Thanks! - splendiction, 2009-10-07: 21:44:00

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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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Darwinalogical

Created by: chercherlalun

Pronunciation: darwin a logical

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