Verboticism: Cellulocating

'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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Cellulocating

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Cellocator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-oh-cayt-ehr

Sentence: Brad was forever misplacing his cell phone or having it hidden under a pile of clothing or other items and he had become fairly adept with his cellocator method which consisted of calling his cell from another phone, hoping to hear it ringing.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (cell phone) and 'locator' (a device for finding something)

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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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Alzherphoning

Created by: Floatzilla

Pronunciation: Like an American would say it

Sentence: "Whoever you are, go in the other room and listen while I'm altzerphoning."

Etymology: Tastless humorous reference to symptoms associated with Alzheimer's

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Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

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Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

Sentence: Jerry lost his phone again... So began the daily reconnaiscelling mission.....

Etymology:

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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Cellflocation

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: self-location

Sentence: Miranda had misplaced her mobile phone so many times that she had downloaded a special ringtone of Kelly Clarkson's song "you found me" for those cellflocation calls. At last she had really found herself.

Etymology: cell (as in cellphone) + self + location (the act of finding something)

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COMMENTS:

If it were only so easy to "find one's self"... Kudos for working Kelly Clarkson into your sentence. "Aaah, Kelly Clarkson!! -- Steve Carell, from 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 02:56:00

good one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 10:20:00

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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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Callphone

Created by: irving

Pronunciation:

Sentence: i'm try to find my callphone does anybody find it

Etymology: callphone is when you looking for something but you never find it

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COMMENTS:

cool - irving, 2014-04-30: 14:37:00

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Cellulocating

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: sel-yu-LOH-keyt

Sentence: "Hey Mike!" "Shutup, I'm cellulocating and it's on vibrate."

Etymology: Cellular + Locating

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COMMENTS:

I think I should have said Self-cellulocating. Because regular cellulocating would happen when you get someone else to call your phone for you. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:32:00

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