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DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Electronicdistractiondisorder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: e-lec-tron-ic dis-trac-tion dis-or-der

Sentence: Kimberly didn't have time to explain to everyone the particulars of her Electronic Distraction Disorder (EDD) because she was too busy updating her face space tweet sheet.

Etymology: electronic + distraction + disorder. Play on Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Twittertasker

Created by: cmonkey24

Pronunciation: twit-ter-task-er

Sentence: Janie was such the twittertasker that some speculated she could update her facebook with the txt message she sent in response to the tweet from her from BFF in a matter of seconds.

Etymology: Twitter- The popular micro-status site. Multitasker- A person capable of performing multiple actions and maintaining various priorities at the exact same moment.

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Netbotomized

Created by: odocatfish

Pronunciation:

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Gizmotic

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Giz mot ick

Sentence: Jason tried in vain to untangle his handsfree cord before remembering he had the cordless earpiece in his pocket, swerving to miss a cyclist and cursing as the phone slipped from it's position between his shoulder and his ear. "Hang on!" he yelled at the phone as his beeper went off in his lap and he simultaneously read it and pulled the earpiece awkwardly from his pocket. "Dammit!" he exclaimed as his work mobile went off and he grabbed it automatically, fearing an emergency. He had to swerve again to narrowly miss a motorcycle and dropped the work mobile, scrabbling until he caught it mid-slide on it's way to the floor. "Jason here." he said, but it was Janeen on the other mobile wanting him to pick up bread. His beeper went of again and as he picked it up he heard his secretary's voice from the work mobile laughing. "Jason stop it! Just pick up your work phone and stop being gizmotic!" He complied just as he realised that light had actually been red.

Etymology: Gizmo - smallish technological tools frequently of dubious utility. Chaotic - descriptive of the chaos engendered by trying to answer, read or attend to multiple gizmos simultaneously.

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Roboblipper

Created by: youngerway

Pronunciation: rəʊbɒblɪpə(r)

Sentence: Beth is definitely a roboblipper. She's always pressing buttons not knowin what tha hell she's doing. She tries to switch channels with her blackberry at least twice a day.

Etymology: robot (person who works without thinking) + blip

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COMMENTS:

Sometimes we all fall to roboblipping ... this will keep me chuckling every time I do it. Funtastic word. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:14:00

clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:19:00

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Transmissionimpossible

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans mishun im poss abbel

Sentence: Tilly Fone was a transmissionimpossible. She/he was also a transvestite transcendentalist. When Tilly was transmissionimpossibling the many messages from his/her transient existence in his/her translucent TransAm transportation, his/her concentration became transparent. As a result, what transpired was a transfer of car insurance information, which was a result of a transonic traffic transaction. The other driver was a transplanted, transnational transvestite, who transmitted his/her transitory interest in Tilly. They translated this interest into true love and took a transoceanic cruise and then a transcontinental train to Transylvania, where they transmogrified themselves into transfigured Transmutants, who treated themselves to nightly transfusions from the local transfixed trolls. This is a transcript of this true story of what transpired from Tilly's text messages.

Etymology: transmission (act of sending a message by transmitting a signal) & Mission Impossible (Your mission, should you decide to accept it...)

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COMMENTS:

Here's a bit of fan mail for your transmissionimpossible show! In-trans-ingly Entrancing! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:46:00

"T" for "T"- errific sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:38:00

A truly transformational transcription! - Tigger, 2008-02-28: 23:13:00

Cheers...I'm glad this tiny tale transcended your traditional truths! - Nosila, 2008-03-02: 21:54:00

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Pettechispan

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Pet-tech-e-span

Sentence: Cyndi was in a pickle. Her kids called her cell phone so she could pick them up from school; her mom called about visiting later that evening; her husband texted her saying he'd be home late; and her boss e-mailed her about the business trip next week. Overwhelmed by all of the ringing and beeps from her phones, Cyndi forgot to pick up her kids. When she showed up to pick up her kids two hours late, she apologized to her kids and blamed her tardiness due to her pettechispan.

Etymology: Mixture of "Pet" from Petty: Having secondary rank or importance; "Tech" from Technology - relating to different electronic media; and "Span" - relating to having a small attention span.

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Churf

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: churf

Sentence: Switcheroo Sam was doing a net surf on his lap top, with his Ipod in his left ear, and his cell phone to his right ear, text messaging on the cell phone he borrowed from his sister, with one eye on his tv, while he used his toe to switch channels on his CB radio, as his police scanner hummed in the background. He was a grand master of the churf!

Etymology: CH for Channeling, u for you, and urf for surf = CHURF ... meaning CHANNELING YOUrself while YOU SURF among your electronic devices. Does churfing make a person a churf serf (slave to their electronic devices), too?

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2008-12-13: 01:32:00

Need a short word: you provided a top one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Constantcommsattentive

Created by: JoFos

Pronunciation: Constant - comms - a- tentive

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someone's attention is constantly taken by communication tools - JoFos, 2008-02-28: 15:08:00

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Multitaskhole

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: multi/task/hole

Sentence: It never failed that as soon as Kelly and her husband Aaron got into the car he would pull out his cell phone and start dialing. While he was waiting for it to connect he would spin the dial on his iPod to show off his latest musical finds, never actually letting any of the songs play farther than the chorus. All of this was made more annoying by the fact that while at home the multitaskhole couldn't seem to fold laundry and watch TV at the same time.

Etymology: multi-tasker + a%&hole I believe that is self-explanatory.

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COMMENTS:

Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:31:00

Exceptionally good and exceptionally funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:51:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by magillo. Thank you magillo. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-28: 10:05:00
Fun definition! It's and inboxed knock out!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-28: 10:11:00
That should be ... an ... not and ... in my comment above! This is what happens when my fingertips think they can override my brain!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-11: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by magillo. Thank you magillo. ~ James

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