Verboticism: Selfphone

'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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Mnecrypt

Created by: eloper

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Trying to remember where his hidden phone is was a Mnecrypt.

Etymology: Greek: Mne- to remember Crypt- hidden

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Cellalert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-uh-lert

Sentence: Unable to find his cell phone amidst the clutter Elwood sent himself a cellalert from his landline.

Etymology: cell (cell phone) + alert

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Marcalporing

Created by: scola

Pronunciation: mar-CALL-poh-ring

Sentence: Having left his phone in a pants pocket, the muffled marcalporing sounded from the bottom of Steve's laundry pile.

Etymology: "call" and "ring" meet "Marco Polo", the classic call and response kids game.

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Calltrawl

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kawl trawl

Sentence: When Fred's room got so messy that he'd lose his cellphone, he made a calltrawl from his landline to find it.

Etymology: Call (a telephone connection) & Trawl (to fish for something;search)

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Mobilunearth

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: mao-bull-unn-err-th

Sentence: Mr. Jenkins mobilunearthed his Loserphone L535 by calling it systematically 7 times in a row while he was in different places about the house. Luckily, the phone wasn't on vibrate, but was on the lowest volume setting, and with Mr. Jenkins' 20/20 like hearing, it was no problem finding his L535.

Etymology: mobile cell + unearth (to discover)

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Tingalinquery

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TING-uh-LING-kweer-ee

Sentence: A teasing telenigma or tingalinquery taunted Bob with the usual "notingaling" when he tried to diallocate and phonepoint his cellphone.

Etymology: TING -A- lING: the sound of a phone & QUERY: a question; an inquiry.

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:08:00

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Vibring

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (vi-bring)

Sentence: To find his phone he had to use the house phone to vibring, so he knew where it was.

Etymology: Vi: vibrate Bring: as to ring.

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Lostandphoned

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lost and foned

Sentence: Stanley's swinging bachelor pad was always such a mess that he usually misplaced his cell phone. The only way he could ever find it was to call it from the land phone and trace it. He called it the lostandphoned method. Too bad they had not yet invented a similar idea for missing eyeglasses...like if you made a spectacle of yourself, they would come into sight. Maybe if Stanley cleaned his place he wouldn't always lose his stuff!

Etymology: Play on Lost & Found (A repository in a public place, as in a school or theater, where found items are kept for reclaiming by their owners.) & Phoned (called on the telephone)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Good one - karenanne, 2010-03-08: 12:30:00

artr Good word. Just what I would have thought if I thought of it. - artr, 2010-03-08: 15:07:00

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Cowcell

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: cow-sel

Sentence: Not only do I keep losing my phone, but also keep forgetting where I am, so my wife tied a cellphone around my neck and told me to call it whenever I get lost. It works! 'Cause now I know where I am -- right here.

Etymology: Cowbell transformed by a cellular phone

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Couchufindit

tvharper

Created by: tvharper

Pronunciation: kouch-you-fin-dit

Sentence: I lost my phone! Alright, I'll just have to couchufindit.

Etymology:

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