Verboticism: Nickannoy

'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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Nickannoy

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Nickannoy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: nik-A-noy

Sentence: Friday, a file in the finger; Tuesday, a needle in the knuckle and, on Sunday, a graze on the glabella. Mishaps menaced Bob with monotony and nickannoys were second nature to him. Finally, worried that he would develop nickanoia, he told himself it was time to knock these needless, niggling nickannoyances on the head!

Etymology: Nick: a small cut & annoy; to irritate, esp in minor but continuing way.

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COMMENTS:

nickanoia is great too - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 09:49:00

Great sentence one again OZ! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:06:00

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Cutstration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cut/stray/shun

Sentence: Sally felt deep cutstration whenever she tried to unpick the stitches she'd so cautiously sewn. Her part time job shelling shrimp (crustaceans) didn't help.

Etymology: cut + frustration + crustacean

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COMMENTS:

Shudderingly close to castration. Great word! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 14:03:00

Good word! Reminds me of this image: http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103199 - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

funny purple and scrumpy - one should be very circumspective when using a photocopier - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:21:00

Etymology: cut, frustration, crustacean - Fantastic! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:29:00

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Minimaim

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: minn eee maym

Sentence: Her injury was a minimaim (measuring less than 5mm. Any smaller and it would have been classed a micromaim. she hadn't had one of those since her last mouth ulcer.

Etymology: minimum, maim.

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:30:00

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Digistationowie

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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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Knockawound

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nok-ah-woond

Sentence: Poor little Windsey's knockawound prevented her from using her iPhone to notify her entourage where the party was.

Etymology: Knock- To collide with something. A- Used as a function word. Wound- An injury, usually involving division of tissue. (a cut)

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Painagain

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: payn-agayn, preferably pronounced in the snooty British way, a la Eliza Doolittle.

Sentence: After injuring herself with the needle while finishing her latest creation, and despite the painagain reasserting its presence, she was determined to finish the hem of the skirt before Tim Gunn called the contestants to the runway.

Etymology: pain (as in "ouch") + again (as in over and over and over)

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Infinick

Created by: kearstin

Pronunciation: in-fin-ick

Sentence: While shuffling TPS reports I got another of those dang infincks. I can't type - I'd better take a sick day. At this rate I'll have a worker's comp claim in no time.

Etymology: infinite+nick

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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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Whimpercision

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Whim-per-ciz-yun

Sentence: The pain from the whimpercision on her finger repeatedly brought tears to Lainie's eyes.

Etymology: Whimper - incision

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Aboobooration

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: a-boo-boo-ray-shun

Sentence: Connie loved turning the pages of those slick women's mags in her dentist's waiting room. But, without fail, usually just before they called her name, she would (perhaps flipping a page too quickly?) get yet another aboobooration which she just knew would still be there when her fourth root canal had long been completed.

Etymology: from aberration, meaning out of the ordinary + boo boo, a reference to a small wound, usually on a child's body

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