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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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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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Flippoyant

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Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ˈflɪ.po-ənt/

Sentence: "My students exhibit a great deal of flippoyance during my lectures." "If Yuki wasn't so flippoyant, I would enjoy spending time with her a lot more."

Etymology: flippant: lacking respect or seriousness, showing levity; pert flamboyant: showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.

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Misstraction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis trak shun

Sentence: The new distracted driving laws were meant for people like Avis. She was always in a state of misstraction while driving, texting, phoning and e-mailing at the same time...usually while applying makeup and drinking coffee. Her car was full of dents...a body shop's delight.

Etymology: Miss (fail to reach or get to) & Distraction ( the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something;an obstacle to attention;an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations)

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Https

Created by: squarishtriangle

Pronunciation: aitch-tea-tea-pea-ess

Sentence: She finally came to admitting her addiction and convinced herself to see a therapist about her long suffering from the modern day pandemic HTTPS, online of course.

Etymology: Acronym for Hyper Text, Type and Phone Syndrome

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Malacaladarm

Created by: rimag

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Multispacing

Created by: freestyle

Pronunciation: Noun: multispacer

Sentence: "I can't believe Gary spends every day multispacing with his laptop, cell phone, video game console and web tv setup." -- "Yeah, he generally can't even tell you any specific thing he's done in the last week!" -- "He's such a multispacer!"

Etymology: multitasking - spacing out

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COMMENTS:

Fits the definition spectacularly! Truly great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:52:00

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Hertzhop

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HURTS--hop

Sentence: Roxie often drifted into gormless gizmazement, hertzhopping endlessly from emailing to a silent radio reverie.

Etymology: Blend of HERTZ: from the German physicist Heinrich Hertz. A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second; it is abbreviated Hz. It is commonly used to specify the frequency of radio waves, and also the clock frequencies in digital computers. His experiments with these electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. In the fantastic voyage: From electricity to electronics Heinrich Hertz among others helped in ... micro- electronics, particularly its impact on the computer industry. ... & HOP: to jump from place to place or from thing to thing.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word, great sentence, based on an exceptional etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:13:00

It hurts to hertzhop that much! - Nosila, 2008-12-12: 16:20:00

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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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Polycommotic

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: POL e com OT ic

Sentence: Twenty minutes into their ride to the airport, when Loudon had not been able to complete a sentence in his conversation with Blanche due to her efforts to juggle two phone conversations and an IM session, while also listening to her Garman voice nav system, he realized she was a polycommotic.

Etymology: greek, "polys," many, + communicate +otic, as in hypnotic, neurotic and psycotic

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COMMENTS:

I hope they didn't make her shut off her phone on the plane. Going cold turkey like that could be hazardous for everyone. Good word! - yellowbird, 2008-02-28: 12:07:00

Poly sure needs a lot more than a cracker to talk now! Unique and clever blending of some very choice words! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:43:00

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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

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

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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