Verboticism: Cellalert

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Hyperphonism

Created by: ysledd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His hyperphonism was beginning to give me a headache.

Etymology: Hyper-, excessive phon-, sound, voice ism-, belief in

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Selfone

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sel fōn

Sentence: Mary was not very good at keeping track of her stuff. She once lost a sock while she was wearing it but her cellphone was the worst. She would selfone her cellphone whenever she misplaced it. Just last month she used up about nearly half of her minutes calling the bottom of her purse.

Etymology: self (a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others) + phone (short for telephone)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:12:00

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Bringtone

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My bringtone is The Real Slim Shady so that anyone who hears it will bring my phone to me.

Etymology: bring + tone

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 11:26:00

thanks, jabberwocky. Loved yours yesterday, especially since I still have my ancient Atari :) - yellowbird, 2007-11-09: 15:58:00

First off the bat, an excellent word yellowbird - you have my vote! - Kevcom, 2007-11-11: 14:09:00

Spot on: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:30:00

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Wherizon

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: ware-I-zon

Sentence: I tried to wherizon my phone but I couldn't hear it now.

Etymology: Where + (ver)izon

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COMMENTS:

Also a good term for when you can't find a darn signal -- "I'm going to try to walk around a bit; see if I can wherizon up some bars." - Tigger, 2007-11-10: 23:49:00

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Anticicall

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: an-ti-si-cal

Sentence: In order to hear the ring tone, Joe had to anticicall quite hard because some guy yesterday had changed his ringtone to a faint humming noise.

Etymology: anticipate, call

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Selfphone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-fone

Sentence: When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn't work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone.

Etymology: cel phone, self

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COMMENTS:

I dig it. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00

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Blackdingleberry

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Black-DING-gull-bare-ree

Sentence: Ricky had to blackdingleberry his smartphone for 15 minutes before he finally found it in his pants pocket, in the laundry bin, in the basement, just before Hildegarde dropped it into the washing machine.

Etymology: Black: as in 'black hole' + Blackberry: a popular cell phone organizer gizmo + Ding: a vague and unspecific ringtone + Dingleberry: what you feel like when you can't find your cell phone.

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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Locaphoning

Created by: tuckerdognc

Pronunciation: Loca-fone, loca-foning

Sentence: Wait a sec. I'm locaphoning to find it right now. (Not to be confused with trying to locate your car: Locahonking.)

Etymology: Locating + the item or process: Locaphoning, Locahonking, Locabuzzing

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Cryptophonagogue

Created by: 718114

Pronunciation:

Sentence: We cryptophonagogued my phone and followed the hidden sound to it.

Etymology: Crypt: hidden, secret Phon: sound Agogue: to lead

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