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'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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Tunamobphobia

Created by: valevans

Pronunciation: ton-a-mo-bee-fo-bee-a

Sentence: Sally suffered from tunamobphobia when she was on a train about to go into a tunnel

Etymology: mob-move phobia-fear

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Loconnection

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: lo-co-neck-shun

Sentence: Debbie was having a peaceful morning until she realized that she forgot to charge her cell phone. She went into a fit of pure loconnection as she panicked over not being able to send texts or make calls for the 2 hours while it charged.

Etymology: loco - spanish for crazy + connection also it is pronounced as "low connection" which could also set off a wave of panic in the cellular dependent

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Hysterimissedcall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hiss/ter/i/mist/call

Sentence: Sally became hysterimissedcall when her cell phone broke down just as she was about to accept a once in a lifetime job offer.

Etymology: hysteria + missed call + hysterical

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COMMENTS:

Good one...nightmare scenario. Don't you think they should call it histeria when it's a guy and hersteria when it happens to a girl??? - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 12:00:00

libertybelle clever! - libertybelle, 2009-05-22: 14:24:00

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Flipanic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: flipanik

Sentence: Marcia is known to flipanic whenever she loses the signal for her cell. Her friends know the signs. First there is the look of dread on her face, followed by the quivering lip and finally the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Before she starts pulling out her hair they just need to nudge or move her to a spot where she can get bars.

Etymology: flip phone (The flip phone or clamshell is an electronics form factor which is in two or more sections that fold via a hinge) + panic (sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety)

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Anthrophobiaectoclaacu

Created by: roulouken331

Pronunciation: AnthrOE- Phobia- EctOE- ClAH- AHcu

Sentence: Her Anthrophobiaectoclaacu was so bad she had to live only where there was service from her cell phone company.

Etymology: Anthro- Human Phobia- Fear of Ecto- outside Cla- to break Acu- To hear

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Phonozmiac

Created by: Gidaio

Pronunciation: fon-oz-me-ak

Sentence: The phonozmiac screamed, "Stop the train!!"

Etymology: I dunno. Just something that sounded cool. I guess "phone" + "phobiac."

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Motorolapse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: motor/olapse

Sentence: He had a motorolapse and could only be revived by loud ringtones.

Etymology: motorola + lapse

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Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-03: 18:46:00

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Tranxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trang zye it ee

Sentence: Cella was experiencing it again. That feeling of tranxiety that she only felt while travelling on a train and losing her cell connection. Even if it was only momentarily, she was so addicted to her connections, that being without them, even temporarily, made her feel like a druggie without a fix. The truly sad part was that she was only calling the Weather station to find out the local temperature. It was seriously time for Cella to talk to her tranxichologist about her dependency. What the heck did people do before the onslaught of mobile communications???

Etymology: Transit/transport (to make a passage or journey from one place to another/a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)& Anxiety ( a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune;a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders)

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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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Calledsweat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cawld-swet

Sentence: Madeleine broke out in a calledsweat every time her phone dropped out during a phone call. It started with a ringing in her ears, followed by strange mutterings about how could anyone be dialling when they are pressing buttons and there is no dial in sight. But the most dramatic effect of her calledsweat was the profuse secretion of perspiration from her ears.

Etymology: call + cold sweat

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great petaj - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 15:48:00

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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