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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Cryptomim

Created by: arandomperson97

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His phone was missing so he called it hoping to hear the ringtone.

Etymology: crypt-hidden o-song mim-to imitate

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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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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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Cellfing

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: "selfing"

Sentence: I've been cellfing my phone for hours, to no avail...I must have left it at the pub.

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Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

Sentence: Finding this cell phone will be an amnegon...

Etymology: MNE- to remember Agon- Struggle "Struggle to remember"

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Beacontone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: bee-kon-tone

Sentence: Doug had specially programmed his cellphone to ring with a custom high-pitched tone when dialed from his landline. He called it a "beacontone" and was quite proud of it. The problem was that it was so high-pitched he couldn't hear it. He kept forgetting to reprogram it so whenever he lost the phone he would have to call the kid from next door to listen for it.

Etymology: beacon, tone

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Lostone

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /lɔ:stəʊn/

Sentence: Shh, shh, please, allow me to lostone my cell... Try to locate its lostone, can you hear it?

Etymology: LOSTONE. From Lost (No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something) + Ringtone (A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call)

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Rinloctize

Created by: worthingway

Pronunciation: rin-lock-tize

Sentence: i can't find my phone, will you rinloccitize it for me?

Etymology: ring+lost+tize

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COMMENTS:

I like the pronounciation and the way it sounds. - worthingway, 2007-11-10: 18:59:00

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Cryptalg

Created by: smstone0413

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A hidden pain, the ringing of the lost phone was a cryptalg.

Etymology: Crypt- Hidden alg- Pain

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Phonlymne

Created by: InuYasha11

Pronunciation:

Sentence: For the third time this week, Melissa had once again made a phonlymne after leaving her cellphone on vibrate.

Etymology: Phon - sound Ly - to loosen Mne - to remember

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