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

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Incelligent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/cell/i/gent

Sentence: It takes a sophisticated and incelligent person today to command and control a Blackberry which is a able to act as a computer, phone, emailer, texter, gamer, GPSer, car starter, baby listening device, hair brush, electric shaver, nail filer and make-up mirror all in one and all at the same time while you're driving to work and eating breakfast.

Etymology: INCELLIGENT - from CELL + INTELLIGENT

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COMMENTS:

Truly great create for it incorporates the essence of the brain power involved. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:17:00

I like it. - Mustang, 2008-12-13: 01:33:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:18:00

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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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Polycrastinator

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /po-li-kras-tə-nāt-or/

Sentence: Unlike their kinfolk - PROcrastinators (i.e. those who do nothing all day), POLYcrastinators can do many nothings all at once, which makes them look extremely busy and productive.

Etymology: POLY – (fr. Greek) many; CRASTINUS – (fr. Lat) tomorrow, next day, future

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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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Technocomoron

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tek-no-com-or-on

Sentence: With the increased use of texting and short-form message systems, the proper forms of writing and spelling are becoming extinct and creating a generation of technocomorons

Etymology: Techno- Derived from technological developments. / Com- Short form of communications / Moron - the younger generation

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COMMENTS:

You are quite write! (Yet, I can't help wondering if some good might come of it ... perhaps it will be an evolution that will unite the many-tongued people of this planet with more and more communication ... leading to less revolution ... and more peace. It certainly has opened windows and doors to a lot of people and places in this world. I'm amazed how prevalent English is as a second language ... and texting the preferred choice as it spreads world-wide. But like you, I'm saddened by the great demise of our proper forms. But if it opens doors and windows all over the world that help lead to better understanding and peace, it will be easier to adjust, in more ways than one. Again, very astute observation ... quite write! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:33:00

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Ejuggle

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈiˌdʒʌgḷ/ /EE-Juhg-l/

Sentence: He was an inveterate faultitasker, and he used e-juggle at three portable electronic devices while carrying on polylogues with four different friends. Unfortunately, he can't do this anymore, so he now uses seven devices and has zero friends. In the end, he figured it's all the same, right?

Etymology: from e(lectronic) + juggle

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COMMENTS:

See http://www.verbotomy.com/verbottle.php?jargonism_id=4064&definition_id=77 for the origin of "faultitask". - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:28:00

Three great high-tech creates! You hit the juggler vein with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:02:00

Jugglers and desultors - must be a circus in town! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:41:00

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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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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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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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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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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