Verboticism: Fangpang

'Oh no! I won't be able to message for another week!'

DEFINITION: n., A pesky but persistently painful, and seemingly incurable paper cut, which simply refuses to heal. n. To cut or injure a "high use" body part, like a fingertip, knuckle or tongue.

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Digitraumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: didj - uh - trauh - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: With the tiny cut on the tip of her index finger making ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging, and other tasks exceedingly painful, Melanie experienced major digitraumalinger over the weeks as the owie failed to heal due to the abuse.

Etymology: Blend of 'digit' (finger or toe), 'trauma' (any physical damage to the body), and 'linger' (to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected)

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Septicut

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sep-tee-cut

Sentence: When the sore on his finger refused to heal and started to throb, Jim, being a bit of a hypochondriac, was convinced he had gangrene and decided to go and get it checked out at the doctor's. The doc took one look, shook his head and told Jim that it was just a little septicut and if he kept it clean and dressed everyday it should clear up on it's own.

Etymology: Septic(of a wound,infected by bacteria) ORIGIN Greek Septikos 'make rotten' + Cut(an opening or incision made by a sharp implement) = Septicut

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Appendjury

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: a/pen/jur/ee

Sentence: A pesky, irritating appendjury on his index finger makes playing the piano an excruciatingly difficult task.

Etymology: appendage + injury

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Eternhurty

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ee-turn-her-tee

Sentence: every time he cut up a lemon he felt a stinging sensation in his eternhurty

Etymology: eternity, hurt

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COMMENTS:

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-09-03: 06:31:00

fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-03: 12:18:00

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Bugabooboo

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: buhg-uh-boo-boo

Sentence: Ken was reminded of the bugabooboo on his finger when he attempted to fish some jalapenos out of a jar. This was the worst pain he had experienced since he had eaten a salty potato chip and irratated his lip ulcer.

Etymology: bugaboo (a recurring problem or situation) + boo-boo

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COMMENTS:

she's crying in the cartoon so maybe it's a bugabooboohoo - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:23:00

Clever and interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:27:00

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Unscabable

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnˈskæbəbḷ/

Sentence: As a compulsive scab-picker, Joseph found his unscabable wound annoying for more than one reason.

Etymology: un + scab + able, as in unable to be scabbed over

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COMMENTS:

gruesome, but good. - galwaywegian, 2007-10-03: 06:18:00

You're on a roll ErWenn! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:03:00

Powerful, earthy, teutonic and meaningful! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:31:00

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Awkwound

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: AWK-woond

Sentence: Tara's finger ached as the awkwound on the side of her finger opened for the umpteenth time. She had cut it opening the first envelope of the day and it had been continuously stimulated with each successive envelope.

Etymology: Awk(ward) + Wound

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:26:00

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Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stingərtip

Sentence: Jimmy is in charge of the stockroom at the restaurant where he works. Papercuts from the cardboard boxes are rampant. When he preps lemons for the day he has to deal with a handful of stingertips.

Etymology: sting (feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation) + fingertips (the tip of a finger)

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Stingmata

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sting-ma-ta

Sentence: Because of infected stingmata on the hands of their guitarist, Lee Shun, the metal band "The Oweeze" cancelled part of their tour until the sores healed. Due to the unusual location of the wounds, metalheads throughout the country have begun to believe that Shun is a mystic and thousands of fans, all bearing tatoos resembling his stingmata have camped outside of his house. The band's manager, Rip Entaire, explained that Lee was wounded in a fistfight with a violent fan; however, the drummer, Cut Andrun, revealed the shocking truth in a Rolling Stone article that he tripped while trying to photograph butterflies.

Etymology: sting: burning or sharp pain + stigmata: wounds or lesions that resemble the marks of crucifixioin + stigma: mark of disgrace

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COMMENTS:

This is hilarious - mweinmann, 2010-01-21: 07:28:00

artr Gave me my morning laugh! - artr, 2010-01-21: 09:22:00

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Microburden

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MY-crow-BIRD-uhn

Sentence: Dr Desmond's waiting room was crowded with the usual assortment of whining hypochondriacs, industrial accident victims, bursting lacerations and a gentleman who lost a crowbar fight at the local pub. When Molly explained her MICROBURDEN to Desmond, he was strangely unsympathetic. Using a scanning electron microscope, the doctor finally located Molly's invisaffliction, and predictably prescribed Motrin and bedrest. Molly explained that her stinging woundlet was like a tiny little albatross that nagged her and made life intolerable, but Desmond inexplicably refused to administer morphine for such a piddling complaint. Molly would just have to face life with her MICROBURDEN, and use this ugly incident as a sentence to be savored on the website..."Verbotomy".

Etymology: MICRO+BURDEN=MICROBURDEN.....MICRO: prefix meaning tiny or trifling.....BURDEN: something oppressive or worrisome; Middle English, from Old English byrthen; akin to Old English beran to carry.....alternatatively: MYCROBURDEN

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metrohumanx http://www.quackwatch.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 08:44:00

metrohumanx Yes- I know it's a bit on the simple side...but I was distracted by Molly's lavender lipstick and tiny tear. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-03: 09:08:00

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