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Scrutinanny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skroōtnanē

Sentence: The Wilsons originally installed their CCTV system as a security measure. They soon found that it was a way to keep tabs on their sometimes-too-active daughter. The system became a virtual scrutinanny. For some strange reason, their darling offspring couldn't wait to get out of the house each morning. Mom couldn't understand why she started referring to herself as an inmate.

Etymology: scrutiny (critical observation or examination) + Nanny (a person, typically a woman, employed to care for a child in its own home)

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COMMENTS:

No chance her becoming a screwtinanny then? love it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-27: 05:16:00

Maybe it's time for the Super Scrutinanny? - readerwriter, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

Ah ... even parents ... are becoming Big Brothers ... and your create is a perfect verbotomy for them! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:12:00

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Tracknowledgy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trak/nol/ed/gee

Sentence: The lastest tracknowledgy elicits extreme anxiety as well as solace when you realize that Big Brother is riding piggyback wherever you go.

Etymology: track + knowledge + edgy + technology

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COMMENTS:

Your creative puns always amaze me ... but this one is especially excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:17:00

Touche, jw...Big Brother has tons of siblings! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:10:00

Excellent - TJayzz, 2009-02-28: 13:19:00

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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Wilhelmena found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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Panoptechnology

Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: pan äp′tek näl′ə jē

Sentence: He always felt as if he had been born a generation too late, listening to the older gentlemen at work talk about their younger years. Running red lights, toilet papering neighborhoods, the list went on and on. You couldn't get away with things like that these days, there are cameras everywhere - panoptechnology recording your every move.

Etymology: panoptic - including in one view everything within sight, a reference to Foucault's panopticon, a prison set up to monitor prisoners at all times, technology - applied science

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Camxiety

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cam-zy-ity

Sentence: When Jim discovered that his every move was being tracked by the latest 'all seeing' surveillance system, he went into a complete state of camxiety and locked himself in the cupboard under his stairs for a week.

Etymology: Blend of Cam(short for camera) and anxiety

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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Harriet found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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COMMENTS:

Frightfully great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:00:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

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Socianoid

Created by: SeepyG

Pronunciation:

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Orwellwellwellian

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awr well well well eeeeean

Sentence: The GPS phone provided an orwellwellwellian moment or two as he cruised the seedier side of town in search of his soon-to-be-ex-fiance

Etymology: orwellian, well well well!

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COMMENTS:

So deeply deeply deeply and disturbingly terrorific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:02:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:23:00

GlobalGallery Brilliant! LOL. Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984. - GlobalGallery, 2009-02-27: 22:08:00

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Bigbrotherbustedya

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: big-broth-er-busted-ya

Sentence: Crystal knew there were video cameras watching her yet,she forgot as her boyfriend Romeo went in for the big first kiss. The next thing she knew loud horns started blowing and the lights brightened and flickered on and off! Her Dad Henry walked in and said,"Crystal I told you I had the security company come in...so now you can't get away with having boys over because the surveilance system has a feature that sounds alarms when "Bigbrotherbustedya" motion detetectors go off" YOU are grounded!

Etymology: Big Brother;The surveillance cameras that watch everything you do...Busted;Got caught! Ya;YOU.

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Internetrude

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Int ter net rood

Sentence: When Paris gave her farmer's wife Mom a communication/video surveillance device for Christmas, she thought it was good for her Mom to phone or text people and feel protected in her home. She thought it was cute how slowly Mom embraced any new-fangled gadgetry. Little did she know that Mom's new toy gave her the ability to internetrude on Paris's active love life. How you gonna keep them down on the farm after they've seen Paris???

Etymology: Internet (a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange) & Intrude (enter uninvited) & Rude (socially incorrect in behavior;lacking civility or good manners)

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Entrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en troo sjun

Sentence: In an effort to keep their family safe, Henry and Marcia had installed high-tech, state of the art handheld surveillance devices. Although they thought this answered their fears, they did not realize that this entrusion applied to their daughter's love-life and they now knew way more than they wanted to...

Etymology: Engineering (the practical application of science to commerce or industry) & Intrusion (entrance by force or without permission or welcome)

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Demongrafixed

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-mun-GRAFF-ixed

Sentence: Polly was feeling violated lately. The used car she just bought was quickly accompanied by junk mail from the manufacturer, who got her name from DMV records. Microsoft rebooted her laptop whenever they saw fit, and her MySpace page was liberally sprinkled with ads for Frank Zappa merchandise ever since she included the keywords "wowie zowie" in a posting. Polly's vital stats were piling up somewhere in cyberspace, and she felt DEMONGRAFIXED as the rising tide of targeted junk mail clogged her rural delivery box. Finally she snapped and vowed to "get off the grid". She took her camerafone and laptop, living in her Yugo and seeking "hotspots" where she could compute for free. But "they" had her number, her GPS location, and Polly eventually descended into madness as the offers of "2weeks of free treatment" at Sunnyvale Psychiatric Institute continued to pop up on her screens and in her mind.

Etymology: DEMON+demoGRAPHICS+FIXED=DEMONGRAFIXED>DEMON:an evil spirit,a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin; Middle English demon, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin daemon evil spirit, from Latin, divinity, spirit, from Greek daimōn, probably from daiesthai to distribute.....DEMOGRAPHICS:the statistical characteristics of human populations (as age or income) used especially to identify markets.....FIX(fixed): to kill, harden, and preserve for microscopic study,to make a profitable determination of, to get ready or prepare,to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by IMPROPER or ILLEGAL methods;Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.

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COMMENTS:

It's not easy to incorporate and give an old word 'fix' a new meaning ... but your erudite create ... did it exceedingly successfully! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Kiddo! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 13:33:00

Metro, you have DEMONstrated your skills again! Bravo, Big Brother! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:08:00

Very good verboticism! Clever blend. - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:04:00

metrohumanx A most amusing diversion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA - metrohumanx, 2009-02-28: 10:59:00

LOL I love your sentence :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:07:00

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Monitormented

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mon i tor men ted

Sentence: Give me the good old days, thought James, as he rocked in his Lazy Boy. The Cold War days when spies earned an honest living following people while remaining invisible themselves. The days when the hunt was part of the excitement of your job, relying on your own wits and instincts. Matching wits with other clever humans and assassinating them when needed. Nowadays, it was all electronic, electronic, electronic...satellites that could fly over the planet and take pictures so minute, you could see your street, house and color of the eyes in your face from outer space, in real time. Red light and CCTV cameras that could watch you anywhere out in public. Blackberries, cellphone cameras and any number of devices which got tinier every month, meant to keep you connected to someone, somewhere, everywhere. Yes, he thought, people today were monitormented. Thank God, I am retired from all that, he thought, even though we in the business invented these ideas. "Come along, Mr.Bond, the computer says you need to have your sponge bath, your 18 pills and your bowel movement", said the cheerful, matronly caregiver employed at SMERSH,the Sunset Maximum-Security Espionage Retirement Secret Home.

Etymology: Monitor (to watch, observe;keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance;a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble; display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen)& Tormented (the act of harassing someone; extreme mental distress; a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented)

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metrohumanx Excellent, Ms Moneypenney! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 05:02:00

Spytacular! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:24:00

If you think about it, Ian Fleming wrote the series after WW2 and in the fifties. They say he based the character part on himself and part on George Stevenson, the Canadian mastermind known as the Man Called Intrepid. If that was true, James was at his early pique of 30 years old in the early fifties, which would make him at least 89 years old in real life today, assuming he survived all the sanctions against him. All that Sodium Penthathol fended off Alzheimer's! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:02:00

Excellent!! Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:02:00

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Digitabs

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: dih-jih-tabs

Sentence: The only way anyone would know about my brass instrument fetish is if they were keeping digitabs on me.

Etymology: to keep tabs on someone + digital

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Lifestalked

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: li + fs + talkd

Sentence: Jenny was beginning to feel lifestalked. While in her car, pictures were taken of her movements at traffic lights. The state traffic agency knew her movements on the highway. She was getting numerous recordings on her phone from her credit card companies and politicians. While in a store, there were security cameras watching. At work, her internet and email use was monitored......Her whole life was being watched and recorded....was there nowhere she could go?

Etymology: Life + stalked >> Life (the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living) Stalked (Stalking is the obsessive following, observing, or contacting of another person, or the obsessive attempt to engage in any of these activities)

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Captures every part and nuance of the definition excellently, easily remembered, know right away what it means, plus it pack an emotional punch! A superb create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:15:00

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Kintrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin tru shun

Sentence: Mary's smart idea of getting an app that spied on her kids was great in theory. However, when you create that kind of a kintrusion, be careful what you wish for, because you might not like what you see, Mary...

Etymology: Kin (family) & Intrusion (invasion of privacy)

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Eeksposure

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eek-spoh-zher

Sentence: Joyce loves her devices but she is also afraid of the eeksposure they create. Thankfully her mom cannot even turn on the computer without help.

Etymology: e (electronic) + eek (sound of a squeak of fear) + exposure (disclosure, as of something private or secret)

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Techsposed

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: tek-spozed

Sentence: Sam made a good living counting cards. All the Pit Bosses in Vegas knew him well so he had to disguise his face. Dressed as an Ultra-Orthodox Jew with hat, beard, sidelocks, and glasses, he managed to avoid detection from the biometric face-scanning surveillace cameras. What Sam didn't count on was the new addition to the table; the high denomination chip fingerprint scanner. Soon he was techsposed and the casino goons were making a beeline for his table.

Etymology: 1.tech - abbreviation for technology. 2.exposed - revealed or laid open to view.

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COMMENTS:

good one! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-27: 05:16:00

Super Snooper Duper sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:43:00

All bets are now off... - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:14:00

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Spwatchandspontroll

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spwach and spun troll

Sentence: With satellites, the internet, unseen cameras evgerywhere including in cell phones, military stealth systems and weapons, and business tracking networks that not only track people, but what they buy, where they go, what they do, and how often ... George Orwell's famous prediction "Big Brother is watching you" is true. However, George missed the mark by thinking it was only the governments of the nations of the world who are the Big Brothers watching you. Nor is it just, the military mights with stealth systems and spy weapons, of all the nations of the world! Perhaps it is not the nation, who seems to say and do much, but the nation that silently watches, and capitalizes on the knowledge they gain from watching, who does the most. But this distracts us from the even bigger Big Brothers! Perhaps it is not the goverments and militaries, of the nations of the world, who are the Biggest Brothers ... could it be the cor-pore-over-U-ations and business car-tells ... those inter-netting-U billionaires ... those oil-slickering-U billionaires ... or the health care and drug-U billionaires who have the greatest leverage, your health, to care-4-U like hostages in hospitals ... et cetera? You get the idea. What about the not-so-legal drug and sex billionaires? The more things change, the more they stay the same. The most Powerful and Biggest Brothers of all, are those with the most money. Those who most cleverly spwatchandspontroll, are those biggest business trillionaires!

Etymology: SPY WATCH AND SPY CONTROL = SPWATCH AND SPONTROLL is a play on ROCK AND ROLL. Both are different ways to rock the world and roll over it.

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scary musings silvery - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

Amen...feel the same... - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:22:00

metrohumanx Wow! Awesome. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-02: 06:13:00

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Orwellwellwell

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: orr well well well

Sentence: their orwellian moment became an Orwellwellwellian moment when the caught their neighbours perverted activities on google earth.

Etymology: Orwell, well,well,well,

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Innovasion

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: IN no VA zheun

Sentence: At my office we have an innovasion problem. There is a camera so that my boss can monitor us to make sure we are working; a software program that sends alerts if we go on any personal kinds of websites; a sensor beeper that goes off if we stand by the coffee maker more than fifteen minutes (our allotted break); and now he has installed a siren that will blare if the bathroom door is not reopened within ten minutes of someone entering the bathroom. Where is the trust?

Etymology: INNOVATION: introduction of new ideas or methods INVASION: to encroach or intrude on; to overrun

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COMMENTS:

admire the subtle no-know in the middle of both etymology words, but especially in your verbotomy. Super word play, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:27:00

super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:22:00

We trade off personal privacy for technological advancement, don't we??? Great word, kate! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:04:00

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Facespooked

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: fays-spookt

Sentence: Frank, was...well, frankly, freaked. Obviously, he hadn't thought through the consequences of who he accepted as friends on Facebook. And now, his English teacher from 8th grade was correcting his grammar! At 7.35AM that morning, to answer, "What are you doing right now?" Frank had said, "I can't get no satisfaction." By 7.37AM, Miss Primm had commented, "Frank, it is 'I can't get any satisfaction.' Remember our lessons on the double negative?" He was getting Facespooked!

Etymology: Playing on FACEBOOK + SPOOK, to haunt, scare, frighten

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-excellent word; LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-02-27: 18:40:00

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Snoopsyology

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: snoop see o lo gy

Sentence: The trusted Dr. C Awl’s latest podcast of his students’ latest studies into what people do when they think nobody’s looking reached a conclusion that privacy no longer exists. Further research by the observed snoopsyologist will undoubtedly uncover even less about what we already know, or want to know, about people we don’t know. Dr. C. Awl does contend thick presence of various forms of surveillance will eliminate “gossip”, or “hearsay” as well as “curiosity” as eventually all will be heard and seen by all. The only really safe people will be the deaf and blind.

Etymology: From snoop (to spy on) and "ology" (any branch of knowledge or a science.)

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Dr. C Awl, snoopsyologist, was a great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-28: 16:09:00

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Technotracking

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: tek-noe-track-ing

Sentence: With technotracking, we can make sure your safe, your families safe, and prevent you from using competing devices! What comfort!

Etymology: techno from technology. + tracking.

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Trackiphobia

Mathiu

Created by: Mathiu

Pronunciation: tre-ki-fow-bee-ah

Sentence:

Etymology: Track-phobia

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Snowdonder

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: snow dun dur

Sentence: The government are Snowonder with details of our lives

Etymology: Snowdon, snowed under

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Perveasivecomputing

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pervasive computing

Sentence: I feel so much safer, yet somehow exposed with all the perveasivecomputing keeping track of me.

Etymology: perve (to spy on) + pervasive computing (technology everywhere)

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COMMENTS:

short sentence but so powerful! Plus a perve-ectly great verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:23:00

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Etrusion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/tru/sion

Sentence: With all the technological advances i our world, the e-trusion into our lives gives us no sense of privacy any longer.

Etymology: E-TRUSION - noun - from E(electronic) + INTURSION (the forcing into a place without right, or welcome; encroachment)

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Short, to the point, meaning readily apparent. refreshingly different - an E-winner! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:06:00

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Trackberry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trakberē

Sentence: Rosie is more than happy with her trackberry and it’s ability to tell her how to not get lost. The GPS function can even tell her where to get a tasty eclair. Friends can track her whereabouts and meet up at a moment’s notice. She discovered its drawback the other day when she was about to give in to the urge for sweets and received a veto text from her mom. She now parks her SPiPHONE with a friend at the local health food store before heading to the pastry shop.

Etymology: track (follow the course or trail of someone or something) + Blackberry (brand of wireless phone/e-mail device)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:50:00
WOW! Everyone created a first rate verbotomy! You have my admiration and awe every day, but even more so today!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:52:00
I'd vote for every verbotomy today if I could!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:59:00
It's also great to see more verbotomists submitting definitions for James and all of us! They are the lifeblood of this game. Which is more challenging: to creat a definition or create a verbotomy?

readerwriter - 2009-02-27: 11:08:00
Maybe that should be a definition, eh? Noun: the anxiety caused by the challenge of whether to create a definition or a verbotomy

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 11:21:00
Now all you have to do is submit it in the right place, readerwriter!

splendiction - 2009-02-27: 18:36:00
I'm going to need a lobotomy from my verbotomy at this rate!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-10: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Henry!! It's a code red!'

DEFINITION: n. The uneasy comfort that comes from knowing that your family, your friends, the police, the taxman, and every marketer in the world, are using the newest technology track your every move. v. To lose your privacy due to technology.

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