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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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Communicadder

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: com + you + ni + cadder

Sentence: Marcel's cell phone was the latest gadget in his Communicadder's toolkit. It joined a blackberry, a pager, a bunch of semaphore flags, a morse code tapper, megaphone, transistor radio, portable tv and laptop.

Etymology: communiator + ADD (attention deficit disorder)

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COMMENTS:

Well done. I tried to weave ADD into one of more proposed words - never got to first base. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-02: 20:04:00

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Phonectic

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Phone hectic

Sentence: Jan was so enamoured of electronic communication she had mastered the art of talking on one phone, txting on another whilst reading her email and driving a car. Unfortunately this had rendered both her quality of speech and attention span rather short. She had become phonectic

Etymology: Phone: voice communication tool. Hectic: too fast, too soon. Phonetic: say it like it is

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COMMENTS:

AAAAh, the age of computers...no one can spell, without spellcheck; no one can formulate a sentence without grammarcheck and no one can add or substract without built in calculator...pretty soon all our cerebral functions will be replaced by machinery...HG Wells was waaaaay ahead of his time! - Nosila, 2008-12-13: 00:08:00

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Multitaskaboom

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mul - tee - task - kuh - boom

Sentence: Harriet was talking on her cell phone and applying her makeup using the rear view mirror and only realized she had tried to back out of the garage without opening the door when she heard the horrendous crash of the door spintering.

Etymology: multi task + kaboom

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Packs a lot of oomph! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:07:00

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Polyjawnic

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pol-ee-jah-nik

Sentence: Sue, being polyjawnic, was last seen multichatting on her keyboard and cell phone when the fire alarm went off.

Etymology: polyphonic, jaw (slang for idle chat)

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Two cheers for multichatting and three cheers for polyjawnic. Both are Jaw-awesome! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:36:00

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Netbotomized

Created by: odocatfish

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Thumbling

apolloedge

Created by: apolloedge

Pronunciation: thum bling

Sentence: Rhonda was so tired from working her gadgets all day that by five o'clock she was thumbling so badly that she broke up with her boss, fired her mother, and ordered Chinese all at the same time.

Etymology: thumb: attached to your hand + bling: as in fumbling and stumbling

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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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Blackburial

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blak bery all

Sentence: Shauna never went anywhere without her Blackberry, her cellphones and her laptop. We were never sure why she thought she was so important that she had to be in constant contact with everyone she ever met. Face to face discussions with her were rare,and not without her needing to respond to every beep, text or call. She called it multi-tasking, we called it blackburial. Her only connection with other humans was through these electronic gadgets. She would lock herself away for hours on end in her office and click and text people. One day she was asked (on Blackberry) why she kept so many devices going at once. Without a hint of irony, she said it was because she loved dealing with people!

Etymology: blackberry (communication device, which apparently is very addictive) & burial (being covered in something)

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COMMENTS:

Pure class :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-12: 23:42:00

Very interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Cellularse

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: sell-yule-ars (as in arson)

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Etymology: Cellular + arse

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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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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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