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'Did you get my email?'

DEFINITION: n. A psychological dependency on electronic messaging which often leads to compulsive emailing, even among people who are sitting inches apart. v. To email, twitter, or text compulsively.

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Hyperinboxia

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: High-purr-in-box-sia

Sentence: Michael's hyperinboxia was finally cured by an ingenious psychiatrist who happened to be an excellent hacker and virus programmer.

Etymology: Hyper + inbox + hyperoxia. Hyper: too much. Inbox: where emails go. Hyperoxia: high oxygen concentration in the blood, causes euphoria.

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COMMENTS:

petaj very clever - petaj, 2007-03-07: 03:17:00

Good one - BMott, 2007-03-09: 00:00:00

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Compulsotype

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Com-pul-so-type

Sentence: Tony Twitterbug would rather compulsotype to ask Netty Texti to go out with him to have coffee.

Etymology: Compulso slang for "Compulsion"; an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act. Type; a person or thing.

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Consensualstext

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: con/sen/shu/al/ste/xt

Sentence: Texting constantly is quite alright as long as it's consensualstext.

Etymology: consensual sex + text

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textsational! - Nosila, 2011-02-08: 00:38:00

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Cybereliance

Created by: iwasatripwire

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Sentence: I don't mind my cybereliance--it means I don't have to hear my roommate's voice anymore.

Etymology: cyber + reliance (duh)

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Efaildialogin

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: E-fAle-dIa-log-in

Sentence: Seems Jill can't communicate in person. The problem is, her computer is at the repair shop. Jill is experiencing efaildialogin and can't communicate at all.

Etymology: email/fail/dialogue/log in

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Eddiction

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-dik-shuhn

Sentence: Ronnie's eddiction is so bad that he has to email himself reminders to eat meals or shower. He even bought a waterproof housing for his phone so he won't miss any incoming texts.

Etymology: e (electronic) + addiction (the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)

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Elecbonics

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ee-lec-bon-ix

Sentence: Bob had an addydiction and spoke only in elecbonics, so by the time he could e-mail his coworkers that he "did believe he was experiencing an acute myocardial infarction," it was too late.

Etymology: electronic, ebonics

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COMMENTS:

it actually sounds like a malady - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 10:17:00

Hmmmm.... let me see if I can change it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-06: 11:29:00

that's a good word too - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-06: 13:41:00

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Textaholic

Created by: sonic101

Pronunciation: text-a-hol-ic

Sentence: James is such a textaholic, he emails his order at Starbucks while standing in line.

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Obsessamessage

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Did you get my message? Stop obsessamessage-ing it.

Etymology: obsessive messageing

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Emainia

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Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The boy suffered from severe emainia, which was not too uncommon among his generation.

Etymology: email + mainia

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-06: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Antimus.
Thank you Antimus! ~ James

Osomatic - 2007-03-09: 17:48:00
You know what's creepy that I didn't notice before now? The guy in this cartoon kinda looks like me.

Osomatic - 2007-03-09: 17:48:00
Kinda.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-23: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by Antimus. Thank you Antimus. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-23: 09:21:00
Glad to see that everyone is talking with their fingers! Jasper Fforde certainly does it. And I was at a talk last night by August de los Reyes, creative director at Microsoft Surface, where they are designing a touch interface for the next generation computers. He says we are moving closer and closer to immateriality. I think that means fiction is becoming reality. That's we need people like Thursday Next -- Special Operatives in Jurisfiction -- to keep the story straight. ~ James