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Ademophobia

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: A, Dem O, Phopia

Sentence: The fear of losing conention of others.

Etymology: A- without demo- people phobia- fear

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Phonecrashing

Suzanne112

Created by: Suzanne112

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Your phone doesn't work, you can't help it. Your phone crashes, and you.

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Panicell

Created by: scarletzinc

Pronunciation: pah-nee-sayl

Sentence:

Etymology: Panic Cell

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Acellularphobia

Created by: klee66

Pronunciation: a-cell-u-lar-phobia

Sentence: She suffers from acellularphobia

Etymology: Prefix: a-witihout cellular- having to do with mobile phone phobia- fear of

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Incommanicado

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: In-com-man-ick-ar-doh

Sentence: Jane's heart raced as the bars dropped and she began to lose signal. She texted faster but just made more mistakes and had a sinking feeling she wouldn't know the answer before she lost network access again. "OMG u warin blu?" got through but then the ominous NO SIGNAL came up and she felt her eyes tearing up in frustration before she let out a wimpering shriek - "How am I supposed to know what to wear to the party?!" she screamed. "Aaaargh!" And as she looked at her shaking hands and tried not panic for the third time today, she had a vague recollection of her friend calling her "incommanicado", but the significance escaped her. How was she supposed to manage her life if her phone kept dropping out? Ridiculous.

Etymology: Incommunicado - colloquially used to mean unable to be contacted, usually due to distance, location and lack of communication equipment. Manic - colloquially used to mean frantic, such as running around unsure what to do, blubbering, agitated and stressing out.

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COMMENTS:

very cerebral - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:09:00

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Cellicitous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel is it us

Sentence: Every time Jeanine's train came near a tunnel on her daily commutes, she was overwhelmed with that cellicitous feeling akin to panic. Her fear was that once she lost connection to whomever she was speaking, she would never regain it. Her doctor finally prescribed her with some phonazepam, as much to assist her with her attacks as to improve the quality of her fellow travellers commutes.

Etymology: Cell (cellular phone) & Solicitous (full of anxiety and concern)

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Antivocaphobia

Created by: ttime77

Pronunciation: an-tie-voke-a-fobe-e-a

Sentence: the woman that was very excited about the conversation that was being held on her phone. When the train she was on went into a tunnel, her phone lost service thus she was diagnosed with antivocaphobia.

Etymology: anti- not voc- to call phobia- to be afraid of

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COMMENTS:

this word sucks.. - sjacksonnnn4, 2011-10-26: 15:15:00

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Panicphonia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pan - ick - fon - ee - aaaaaahhhh

Sentence: Lucille was so dependent on being in constant phone communication that she experienced panicphonia anytime her service was inerrupted, even if it was just for a few seconds.

Etymology: panic (a sudden fear which dominates or replaces thinking) ---> phone (electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances) ---> phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things)

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sounds like a real word - good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:11:00

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Roamophobe

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: Rohm-ah-fobe

Sentence: Bruce, with his pink Razr phone and its several Hello Kitty charms attached, would openly weep in roamophobic terror when the bus would enter the Lincoln Tunnel. How was he supposed to watch reruns of Project Runway with no bars?

Etymology: roam - use of a cell phone outside of one's calling area, phobe - person who has a particular phobia

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very funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 10:58:00

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Cellophobia

Created by: mwgloe21

Pronunciation: Cell-O-Phobia

Sentence: Jane suffered from cellophobia when she went through a tunnel.

Etymology: cell, -phobia-fear of

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Comments:

stache - 2008-04-03: 01:35:00
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stache - 2008-04-03: 01:37:00
to whom is credit for the definition owed, james?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-03: 07:55:00
Ah... Actually I made it up! Cheers ~ James

stache - 2008-04-03: 18:47:00
way to go.

youmustvotenato youmustvotenato - 2011-10-27: 15:30:00
holy smokes, half the universe gave a verboticism

'Aaahhh! Stop the train! '

DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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