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DEFINITION: n., A slow computer with insufficient memory; also, a slow-thinking husband. v., To take an extraordinarily long time to respond to a relatively simple request.

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Pokeyman

Top verboticism of the day created by Nosila

Pronunciation: po kee man

Sentence: When Polly could no longer wait for her slow computer, she complained to her husband, Paul. He took forever to process her request and so she decided she could not rely on her pokeyman to help her play her Pokémon anytime soon. Polly has now upgraded her computer and her husband.

Etymology: Pokey (slow) & Man (male spose) & Wordplay on Pokémon (Video games series)

Created by: Nosila.

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Computiledysfunction: /com-pew-tile-dis-funk-shun/ It may happen to a lot of guys, but Kimberly refused to let ComputileDisfunction stand in her way of a satisfying online social life. "They get old and the spark just isn't there, where it counts, the memory data register." She said as she unpacked her newest computer; "This one will last about a year, I like 'em young." When asked about the prospect of using her new hardware to find a mate, the logic didn't compute: "This is why I don't have a husband. Who needs one?" Etymology: computile (bend of computer + futile) + dysfunction (not working properly.) Play on "erectile dysfunction" Created by: thegoatisbad.

Cronstipated: /kron-sti-pay-tid/ I guess I added too many bells and whistles to my computer, as it became quite cronstipated upon booting up. Etymology: cron - A Unix command for scheduling jobs to be executed sometime in the future; constipated Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-07: 12:07:00

great sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-07: 18:13:00

Terminil: /tərmənil/ Despite Jason’s claim of being as smart as a computer, when Jane asks for an opinion, all she gets is buffering. Their relationship is just about terminil. Etymology: terminal (a device at which a user enters data or commands for a computer system and that displays the received output) + nil(nothing) Created by: artr.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-02: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

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