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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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Cellyoufrightus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sell ewe freye tusss

Sentence: she had all the symptoms of cellyoufrightus, red face, hyperventilation, itchy finger and tunnel vision. They all cleared up once the train left the tunnel.

Etymology: cellulitus cell you fright us

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she should have remained cellyoubate! - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:55:00

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Appattack

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ap-ah-tak

Sentence: When her Iphone failed for reasons beyond her ability to discern, Muriel had a major appattack from losing her connection to Facebook, GPS and other services.

Etymology: Blend of 'app' (software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks) and 'attack' (a period of being strongly affected by something (as a desire or mood)

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

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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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Nonconexaphobia

Created by: jboileau97

Pronunciation: NoN-Con-Ex-A-PhO-BiA

Sentence: My friend suffers noncenexaphobia.

Etymology: Non- not Conex-conecceted Phobia- fear of Fear of not being connected

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Blackberror

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BLACK-bare-er

Sentence: It wasn't bad enough that Gwen was running late for the meeting, but all hell broke loose when she suffered another BlackBerror and wasn't able to find out that the location had changed.

Etymology: BlackBerry + Error

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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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Mobophobia

Created by: chilligarlic

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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