Verboticism: Need-dial

'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.

Create | Read

Voted For: Need-dial

Successfully added your vote For "Need-dial".

You still have one vote left...

Cellflocation

petaj

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)

----------------------------
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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Phonamne

Created by: 719985

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost Katy Perry's phone and couldn't find it, so I called it and heard the phonamne!

Etymology: phon - sound, a, mne - to remember

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

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

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Exocryptomne

Created by: ntaylor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After experiencing exocryptomne, now I will always keep my phone on ringer, not silent.

Etymology: (exo- outside + crypt- hidden + mne- memory)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Reconnaiscelling

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: re-con-nais-cel-ling

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

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cellarouse

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-uh-rouz

Sentence: Brent was forever losing his cell phone in the clutter around his apartment and would often resort to a technique he called 'cellarouse' wherein he would call his cell from another phone hoping to locate the cell by it's ring.

Etymology: Blend of Cell (for cell phone) and arouse...to awaken.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cellicit

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cell/lis/it

Sentence: When Jamie misplaces his phone, he cellicits it by relying on the cellhearular method of calling his own number and listening carefully for his personal and unique ring tone.

Etymology: cell phone + elicit (to call forth, draw out)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...