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'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

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Destrue

calculon

Created by: calculon

Pronunciation: 'dest-ROO

Sentence: Phillipa destrued her gift receipt, upon noticing that her newly-purchased pom-pom tuque clashed with her leather jacket, her stiletto-heels, and her carefully-constructed self-image as a no-nonsense corporate attorney.

Etymology: From "Destroy" or "Destruction", it's sad but it's true, and "Rue" - to regret, or wish to undo.

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Oopsiraze

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Oops-see-ray-z

Sentence: Growing tired of the junk e-mails he got from his boss about their weekly meetings, Ben would just delete them. But last week, Ben's boss sent his flight itinerary for their very important business trip to Paris and when asked if he printed it, he realized he oopsirazed the e-mail to his recycle bin.

Etymology: Combination of "Oops" - used typically to express mild apology, suprise or dismay; and "Raze" - to destroy to the ground

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling over how your etymology fooled me ... was thinking oops-erase. Oops is such a great word ... brings out the child in all of us. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:33:00

metrohumanx I concur. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:09:00

petaj oopsidaisy and oopsiraze - petaj, 2008-12-31: 02:13:00

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Butterflinger

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdɚˌflɪŋgɚ/

Sentence: I am not really a butterflinger; it's just that I first accidentally dropped an important file into the recycle bin, then clicked the "empty recycle bin" item while trying to open the bin to get it back, and finally panicked and clicked "yes" when my computer asked me if that was what I really wanted to do. It's really Microsoft's fault for making it so easy to permanently delete documents.

Etymology: from butter(fing)er + fling

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I tried to use one of those fancy pieces of software to recover the data from the hard drive, but I accidentally wrote zeros to every bit on the disk. Then I spilled corrosive acid and lighter fluid on it, set it on fire while trying to ascertain the damage with a candle, and mistakenly hit it with a sledgehammer 40 times. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:32:00

I actually did destroy a hard drive with a sledgehammer once, but that was on purpose. - ErWenn, 2008-03-05: 09:33:00

another migraine moment - I do like your word today - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 10:44:00

Luv butterflingers ... maybe because that's what mine are! It's a great one letter change to blend two words into a really funny, but very apt, exceptional verboticism! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:27:00

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Lostalgia

Created by: Autolupus

Pronunciation: los-tal' ji-ə

Sentence: She realised what she'd done, she'd deleted his number! Now all that was left was an empty pang of lostalgia.

Etymology: [O.E.&Gr. losian, to be a loss & algos, pain.]

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COMMENTS:

Portraying this aspect is very nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 13:21:00

excellent start - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-05: 15:51:00

Yep, I love it! Reminds me of shredding the 10-year-old divorce papers. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-05: 19:34:00

kashman Brilliant... - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:42:00

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Groundrues

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ground - roos

Sentence: Heidi ran the accounting firm's chop shop. You had to be very nice to her, or she would use her shredder's axes, on more than the big cheeses' official litter! If you upset her, she'd zoom into your office, and run off with your account books, then feed them to her cutting-edge machinery! She'd deliver the groundrues to them, turning the once cocky accountants into cowering little groundruesters, as the IRS swooped down on them.

Etymology: Ground - past tense of grind, an action that chops things into small bits. Rue: to regret.

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Docuotomy

Created by: jaehawk

Pronunciation: doc-u-ot-o-me

Sentence: When Donna mistakenly shredded Keith's term paper, she committed an accidental docuotomy.

Etymology: Docu- n(1950): report paper. otomy v[L,fr.Gk to remove]

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Slashtrastify

Created by: janefitzsimmons

Pronunciation: slash - trast -tiff -ee

Sentence: As a walked into the residence seeing the blood and paper shreds, I was presented with an extreme case of slashtrastify.

Etymology: I know that slash isn't the same as shredding, but it's close enough.

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Frayhem

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: fray/hem

Sentence: Frayhem ensued at the dry cleaners when the Armani suit got caught in the shredder.

Etymology: fray + mayhem + hem

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It's always nice to see something a little bit different! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-05: 21:19:00

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Oopsolysisophobia

Created by: Ritalinda

Pronunciation: oop'-so-ly-sis'-o-pho'-bia

Sentence: The paper, all the paper, endless paper. They lawyers, all the lawyers, endless lawyers. The shredder--hours and hours at the shredder. So confusing, and out of Valium. Indeed, this was the prescription for an inevitable and intractable oopsolysisophobia.

Etymology: oops--comment associated with an accidental act. lysis--Greek term for separation or tearing. Phobia--an anxiety.

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Deletumtremens

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dee-lee-tum-TREM-ens

Sentence: After Bob had accidentally destroyed the corporate memory of the multi-national organization he worked for, he was diagnosed as suffering from the DTs: that is: the deletumtremens.

Etymology: DELETE & PLAY on DELIRIUM TREMENS: violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquor. TREMENS: (Lt) To tremble.

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COMMENTS:

Tongue twister of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-30: 16:30:00

metrohumanx Nice construct. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 01:10:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:39:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-05: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by an anonymous donor. Thank you! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-14: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James