Verboticism: Alzherphoning

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cellicit

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cell/lis/it

Sentence: When Joe 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: CELLICIT - verb - from - CELL PHONE + ELICIT (to bring, draw out, or call forth)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

Cellicit is also when telemarketers for phone companies call you at home, during dinner, every night! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:33:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-10-09: 05:17:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:03:00

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Wringtone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ring tone

Sentence: When he misplaced his cellphone in his messy bedroom, George was fret with worry. His ringtone was a wringtone until he could trace it's location by calling his cell with his landline.

Etymology: Wring (to twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish, one's hands in frustration or worry) & Tone (sound;pitch) and Wordplay on Ringtone(the distinctive noise your cellphone makes when you get a call)

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Rinmisone

Created by: cormacaroni

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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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