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Damnitology

noun; blending
The study of frustration, exasperation. A silly word for work that is particularly frustrating and exasperating. Trying to evoke a scientific feel with the addition of 'logy' (study) onto the familiar expletive 'damnit'. There is a bit of satire as well, as real sciences such as biology and physiology can turn into 'damnitology' if the speaker/writer is especially wearisome of the situation. This is primarily a blend of 'damnit' (slang used to express frustration to self or at something) and 'logy' which is the suffix meaning 'study' on all sciences. This is another word that strikes me as being more useful in writing than in speech. It sounds slightly awkward and can be used to a real 'shock' effect, since the derivative, 'damnit' is usually seen/heard in a taboo setting.
 
I have so much work and damnitology to do.
Etymology : 'damnit' + logy
Source : Online conversation with a friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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