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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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Ipanic

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: eye-panic

Sentence: Demetri began to iPanic as the power bled dry from his iPhone in the middle of an Angry Birds battle.

Etymology: i - apple prefix for everything; panic - to panic

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Ancellphobia

Created by: ThomasCannaday

Pronunciation: An-sell-foe-be-ah

Sentence: A lot of the teenage girls of the 21st century often suffer from Ancellphobia during school.

Etymology: An-Without Cell- Reference to a cell phone Phobia- Fear of

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Cellphobiainterruptis

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: cell phobia inter rupt is

Sentence: Suddenly, she launched into a severe case of cellphobiainterruptis, while on the train!

Etymology: Latin- phobia -fear interruptis- Latin sudden attack

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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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Matrixiety

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: mā'trĭ-zī'ĭ-tē

Sentence: Denny suddenly realized he had left his Blackberry at the office. The doors of the metro had just closed. He began to sweat cold droplets as the matrixiety set in and he realized he would be off the grid-no email, cell phone or internet connection-and utterly unable to check his standing on VERBOTOMYtm-for at least an hour.

Etymology: 'matrix,' var. of 'matriz,' rap form of matress, as in 'doing my biz, on the matriz, she loves my jiz;' 'iety,' egoism.

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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-03: 13:13:00

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Cellphobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-FO-bya

Sentence: Celine would suffer bouts of debilitating cellphobia whenever her cell phone service suffered even a momentary outage and as often as not she'd shriek or make other kinds of noises that gave those around her great concern.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (short name for cell phone) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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COMMENTS:

She needs to get weaned off cells gradually with some cell-you-light! Good Word. - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 11:54:00

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Cellomanic

Created by: Cilly

Pronunciation: sel-o-MA-nic

Sentence: Woah. That chick's lookin' really cellomanic. Hopefully it won't be too long 'til we're outta here or she's gonna need help.

Etymology: [self explanatory]

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-04-03: 19:01:00

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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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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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Cellyell

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel yel

Sentence: Pansy would always have a cellyell when the train went into the tunnel and suspended her connection.

Etymology: Cell (cellular phone) & Yell (shout,cry)

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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