DEFINITION: n. The horrible pain that comes from pulling a band-aid off of hairy skin.


VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Trichotrauma: /trick-o-traw-ma/ It was a cold Halloween and the neighbourhood was filled with the joyful sound of families laughing and enjoying themselves. Suddenly a horrendous screech filled the night and an eerie silence descended on the revellers. Was it a spirit raised from the dead, was it an escaped pet cockatoo, was it Aunty Em practising her singing? No. It was a hairy legged Dad who had banned his children from trick or treating. In revenge his darling children had ripped duct tape from his knee, to see him suffer from trichotrauma. “Faaaaaghlicle” he screamed as the second piece was stripped off. Etymology: tricho (hair) + trauma (injury) Created by: petaj.

Depilatorture: /-dəˈpɪləˌtoɹtʃɝ-/ Perhaps the depilatorture of bandage removal could be lessened somewhat if we hired professional bikini-waxers to do the yank-job for us. Etymology: From depilatory + torture Created by: ErWenn.

Hurtsute: /hurt-soot/ Jane took great pleasure in ripping the plaster off my chest. It hurtsute like hell! Etymology: hurts (painful) + hirsute (hairy) Created by: pinwheel.

Hairrowing: /hair-row-ing/ The ripping off of that bandage was a most hairrowing experience. Etymology: hair + harrow + ing Created by: Stevenson0.

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