Verboticism: Stingmata

'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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Stingertip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sting…ôrtip

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Cronicut

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: KRON-i-kut

Sentence: Nothing seemed to work. Barry tried Band-aids, antiseptic ointment and iodine. He just couldn't get the cronicut on the tip of his tongue to heal.

Etymology: Cronic (persistent, long-standing, long-term; incurable) Cut (make an opening, incision, or wound)

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:45:00

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Handigash

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: han-dee-gash

Sentence: I would have had the report done earlier, however, the bleeding from my handigash shorted out my keyboard.

Etymology: handicap, gash

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COMMENTS:

sounds nasty!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 10:49:00

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Ouchnick

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OUCH - nik

Sentence: Ozzie was an ouchnik, obsessed and overwhelmed by the fear of being ouchnicked.

Etymology: OUCH: an exclamation expressing sudden pain or dismay & NICK: a small dent or wound.

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Digistationowie

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dij-i-stey-shuhn-ouee

Sentence: Sharon works for a company that prints personalized writing paper. Handling paper all day long as she does, it is very common for her to have a digistationowie. She's in a "Catch 22" dilemma. She would love to see the world go paperless to save her fingers but that would put her out of the job she was hoping to retire from.

Etymology: digit (a finger or toe) + stationery (writing paper) + ow (an expression of sudden pain; owie: a cut , scratch or burn that causes that pain)

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Repetipain

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ree-petty-payne

Sentence: I've got this repetipain on my finger. I swear every time I left click my mouse.

Etymology: Repeat+pain = repetipain

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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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Emophilia

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: emo-philia

Sentence: Suzie pinched herself with the needle and now she thinks she's going to die. A very very slow and excrutiating death

Etymology: emotion + hemophilia

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Lingerfingerinjury

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: linger+finger+injury

Sentence: I tried to keep from shaking hands since somehow I had managed to lingerfingerinjure my right thumb.

Etymology: linger+finger+injury

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