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Guitarthritis

joke, jokingly; blending
the medical condition causing pain in the wrists after playing guitar hero or rock band for an extended amount of time
 
Began with the introduction of the Guitar Hero franchise. Addiction to the game leads players to play for hours on end with no rest causing their hand to cramp up from holding the guitar.
Etymology : “guitar-“ ultimately from Greek kithara "cithara," a stringed musical instrument related to the lyre, reached English in reference to various stringed, guitar-like instruments; the modern word is directly from Spanish guittara, from Arabic qitar, from the Greek ; + “-thritis” from arthritis from Greek nosos arthritis "disease of the joints," from nosos "disease" + arthritis, fem. of arthrites "pertaining to joints"
Source : “After that 6 hour session of Rock Band I’ve got a serious case of guitarthritis.” – friend – 08/08
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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