Verboticism: Masturtweet

'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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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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Cryptophonagogue

Created by: 718114

Pronunciation:

Sentence: We cryptophonagogued my phone and followed the hidden sound to it.

Etymology: Crypt: hidden, secret Phon: sound Agogue: to lead

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Gronkdialing

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) grŏngk'dīl-ĭng; (tr. v.) grŏngk'dīl

Sentence: Gronkdialing is a useful technique up until the cellphone battery dies.

Etymology: gronk = (a fool or idiot) + [drunk]dialing

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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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Cellectivehearing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/ek/tiv/hearing

Sentence: Fortunately for Bill, who was forever misplacing his cell phone, his cellectivehearing was so finely tuned that he could pick out his ring tone in a hay stack.

Etymology: selective hearing + cell

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COMMENTS:

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-10-08: 14:55:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-10-08: 14:59:00

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Acryptomne

Created by: EvelynS

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After suffering from various cases of acryptomne, I've learned to never keep my ringtone on silent.

Etymology: (a- without + crypt- hidden + mne- remember, memory)

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Brrringtone

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: brrr/ing/tone

Sentence: A brrringtone is a feature for people who are prone to misplacing their phones.

Etymology: brrring (sound of phone ringing) + ring tone + bring

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COMMENTS:

Excellent...brrrring it on! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:34:00

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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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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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Masturtweet

Created by: trademagrag

Pronunciation: mass-ter-tweet

Sentence: I found my phone, but it was a bit embarrassing when my roommate caught me masturtweeting.

Etymology: masturbate + tweet

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