Verboticism: Multitaskhole

'Just a second, I have call waiting...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who engages themselves in several different communication channels at the same time, without paying attention to any of them v. To constantly switch your focus between cellphone calls, text messages, emails, and anything else that beeps.

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Techstracter

Created by: orcasellen

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was too techstracted to get any work done.

Etymology:

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Twitterfaced

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: twit-er-feyst

Sentence: Email, tweets, texts, phone calls - it's all too much for Barbara to handle. You can tell she has zoned out because she is completely twitterfaced. Right now she is so flummoxed that she is pushing buttons on her celly trying to respond to the beeping of the delivery truck that is about to back up into her car.

Etymology: Twitter (Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service) + Facebook (a social networking service) + faced (adjective describing a person who is severely intoxicated)

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Incommunicommando

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: in-comm-you-nih-ko-man-doh

Sentence: I realized after several minutes of Jack's silence on the telephone that he was being quite the incommunicommando by sending a text message while he was trying to talk to me. The quiet beeping noise followed by the text tone in his phone as well as the notion that he had no idea what we had been talking about gave him away.

Etymology: incommunicado: no communication + commando

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COMMENTS:

Reflects the "without paying attention to any of them" part of the definition so very strongly! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:54:00

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Electronicdistractiondisorder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: e-lec-tron-ic dis-trac-tion dis-or-der

Sentence: Kimberly didn't have time to explain to everyone the particulars of her Electronic Distraction Disorder (EDD) because she was too busy updating her face space tweet sheet.

Etymology: electronic + distraction + disorder. Play on Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Ediot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēdēət

Sentence: Rudy is addicted to his electronic toys. If he wasn't texting someone, he was checking his e-mail, browsing the internet or blogging. He might even be found creating a nonsense word for some silly online game. Despite all these connections Rudy is an ediot. He has no idea what is going on in the real world. Obama elected? He didn't even know there was an election until several days after the fact.

Etymology: e (electronic) + idiot (a stupid person)

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COMMENTS:

Perfect word, artr! - Nosila, 2008-12-12: 16:15:00

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Transmissionary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans mish shun aree

Sentence: Julie was incapabale of going anywhere without being plugged in electronically to the rest of the universe. She was a true tranmissionary, spreading the word of multitasking communications to the rest of the world. The only problem was that Julia's real fix was not in reaching others to chat, but simply training her fingers to fly over keys as fast as she could. But Julia...do it in your home, not in your car! Hang up and drive!

Etymology: Transmission (the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted;an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;communication by means of transmitted signals) & Missionary (someone sent on a mission, especially a religious or charitable mission

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COMMENTS:

I loved the "missionary" part. Makes me think of a prior definition from two weeks ago (see: "coitentious") :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-11: 18:44:00

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Polycommotic

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: POL e com OT ic

Sentence: Twenty minutes into their ride to the airport, when Loudon had not been able to complete a sentence in his conversation with Blanche due to her efforts to juggle two phone conversations and an IM session, while also listening to her Garman voice nav system, he realized she was a polycommotic.

Etymology: greek, "polys," many, + communicate +otic, as in hypnotic, neurotic and psycotic

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COMMENTS:

I hope they didn't make her shut off her phone on the plane. Going cold turkey like that could be hazardous for everyone. Good word! - yellowbird, 2008-02-28: 12:07:00

Poly sure needs a lot more than a cracker to talk now! Unique and clever blending of some very choice words! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:43:00

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Incomingtaxt

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: in - cum - ing - tax - t

Sentence: The butterflies in my stomach are caused by the buzz fluttering of all my communication devices. You might say I'im a bit over incomingtaxt.

Etymology: Incoming: arriving Taxed: strained

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COMMENTS:

nice one silvery - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 13:20:00

The taxman is sure to have his finger in the pie! Very clever and funny creation. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:35:00

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Communicaptive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmyoōnəkaptiv

Sentence: Mary feels like a communicaptive. She has a Blackberry that she needs for work and a cell that she carries for personal calls, texts & e-mails. If one isn*t beeping at her the other is. Yesterday she finally flipped out and duct taped the two devices together so they could talk to each other while she went skipping down the street like a little girl without a care in the world.

Etymology: communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + captive (a person who has been taken prisoner)

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COMMENTS:

communicaptivating word! - Nosila, 2010-05-11: 23:46:00

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Transmissionimpossible

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans mishun im poss abbel

Sentence: Tilly Fone was a transmissionimpossible. She/he was also a transvestite transcendentalist. When Tilly was transmissionimpossibling the many messages from his/her transient existence in his/her translucent TransAm transportation, his/her concentration became transparent. As a result, what transpired was a transfer of car insurance information, which was a result of a transonic traffic transaction. The other driver was a transplanted, transnational transvestite, who transmitted his/her transitory interest in Tilly. They translated this interest into true love and took a transoceanic cruise and then a transcontinental train to Transylvania, where they transmogrified themselves into transfigured Transmutants, who treated themselves to nightly transfusions from the local transfixed trolls. This is a transcript of this true story of what transpired from Tilly's text messages.

Etymology: transmission (act of sending a message by transmitting a signal) & Mission Impossible (Your mission, should you decide to accept it...)

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COMMENTS:

Here's a bit of fan mail for your transmissionimpossible show! In-trans-ingly Entrancing! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:46:00

"T" for "T"- errific sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:38:00

A truly transformational transcription! - Tigger, 2008-02-28: 23:13:00

Cheers...I'm glad this tiny tale transcended your traditional truths! - Nosila, 2008-03-02: 21:54:00

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