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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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Andread

Created by: lshiva

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Wirelessinterruptus

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wahyuhr-lis-in-tuh-ruhp-tuhs

Sentence: Martha is practically connected to her cell phone. She calls it Bruce and treats it like a boyfriend without the breaking up for no good reason part. She confides almost every detail of her life to her celly. The very thought wirelessinterruptus makes her quiver with angst.

Etymology: wireless (cellular phone) coitus interuptus (a method of birth-control in which a man, during intercourse withdraws)

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Cellohpain

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sell-oh-pane

Sentence: Passing through the cellyouvoid tunnel, Sue's cellohpain was plainly written on the furrowed lines of her face.

Etymology: cell (phone), oh, pain

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 13:01:00

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Telecomaddict

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tell-eh-kom-add-ikt

Sentence: Such is the addictive and intrusive nature of the personal telecommunications explosion that it seems one cannot travel on public transit, walk in the street, sit in a park, visit a museum or art gallery without being assaulted by the jarring noise of someones cell phone or crackberry and the absolute insistence of the owner to immediately stop whatever they are doing to answer it. These telecomaddicts even get agitated or offensively angry if it is suggested they turn off these electronic devices and soon begin to exhibit classic symptoms that were previously associated with alchohol and drug withdrawal. Perhaps the story "Caves of Steel" is not so far fetched as it appeared when it was first published. THE LUDDITES WERE RIGHT!!!!!!

Etymology: Telecommunication- The subversive intrusion of electronic brainwashing and individual isolation through the disguise of increased freedom of communication. / Addict- The recipient of telecommunication

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Excommunicapitation

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ex-com-yoon-ih-cap-ih-tay-shun

Sentence: Marian was generally a laid back person that showed little worry or frustration with life's daily problems. However all bets were off if she was deprived of her cell phone's signal strength. She regularly calmed any anxiety by calling or texting her friends and family and was perfectly content -- as long as there was enough signal strength for the phone. This calmness was not the case when she had to enter a new building where she had not cased out before and didn't know where any dead spots were. She was a nervous wreck if she had to leave her suburban sprawl neighborhood for the big city -- what if there was a tunnel she had to go in without service, what if the tall buildings blocked a signal? Camping? Forget it. Too remote. She suffered from intense fear of excommunicaptiation.

Etymology: ex, no longer + communi, communication + cap, head + ation, state of being

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Disconnectophobia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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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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Cellparation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cell-par-a-tion

Sentence: Kat experienced cellparation anxiety one morning when her blackberry died abruptly in the middle of a tweet. Realizing that she would have to communicate face to face with people, she began to panic and tried to call in a sick day. Unfortunately, she did not have a landline, so she spent the morning cowering in her cubicle until lunch when she could go to the mall for a new cell fix.

Etymology: cell+separation: wordplay on separation anxiety disorder

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:10:00

Really good word. - splendiction, 2009-05-22: 21:54:00

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Necellrosis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nuh/cell/ros/is

Sentence: Because of Jenny's complete and utter reliance on her phone, she goes into a state of necellrosis when there is any type of service interruption.

Etymology: cell + necrosis (from Greek nekrosis - becoming dead, state of death) + neurosis

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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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