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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Surfraugette

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ser/frow/jet

Sentence: An emancipated german lady who can surf the web and talk on the phone at the same time is called a surfraugette.

Etymology: surf + frau + suffragette

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COMMENTS:

Fun creation! Terrific! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:57:00

love it. - galwaywegian, 2008-02-28: 14:42:00

Man, that's a good one. Wish you'd posted it earlier so I coulda voted for it. - stache, 2008-02-28: 23:55:00

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Atteledeficitdisorder

Created by: leegro

Pronunciation: \ə-ˈte-lə-ˈde-fə-sət-dis-ˈȯr-dər\

Sentence: Sue was so afflicted with atteledeficitdisorder that she failed to notice that she had stupidly run all the words together in the E-mail she was composing ... while also talking on her cell phone, responding to an instant message, checking her pager, etc.

Etymology: From "attention deficit disorder" and ... wait, what was I doing?

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COMMENTS:

It's very catchy! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 13:05:00

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Flippoyant

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Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ˈflɪ.po-ənt/

Sentence: "My students exhibit a great deal of flippoyance during my lectures." "If Yuki wasn't so flippoyant, I would enjoy spending time with her a lot more."

Etymology: flippant: lacking respect or seriousness, showing levity; pert flamboyant: showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.

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Taberdatloyopupu

Created by: timlumber1

Pronunciation: tay-ber-dat-loy-o-poo-poo

Sentence: Her brain was thinking three different ways at once like a ancient taberdatloyopupu,in a underground cavern

Etymology: There is no etymology, the word is a complicated metamorphal!

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COMMENTS:

STEP RIGHT UP LADIES AND GENTELMAN AND VOTE FOR ME! - timlumber1, 2008-12-14: 00:47:00

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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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Churf

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: churf

Sentence: Switcheroo Sam was doing a net surf on his lap top, with his Ipod in his left ear, and his cell phone to his right ear, text messaging on the cell phone he borrowed from his sister, with one eye on his tv, while he used his toe to switch channels on his CB radio, as his police scanner hummed in the background. He was a grand master of the churf!

Etymology: CH for Channeling, u for you, and urf for surf = CHURF ... meaning CHANNELING YOUrself while YOU SURF among your electronic devices. Does churfing make a person a churf serf (slave to their electronic devices), too?

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2008-12-13: 01:32:00

Need a short word: you provided a top one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Technocomoron

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tek-no-com-or-on

Sentence: With the increased use of texting and short-form message systems, the proper forms of writing and spelling are becoming extinct and creating a generation of technocomorons

Etymology: Techno- Derived from technological developments. / Com- Short form of communications / Moron - the younger generation

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COMMENTS:

You are quite write! (Yet, I can't help wondering if some good might come of it ... perhaps it will be an evolution that will unite the many-tongued people of this planet with more and more communication ... leading to less revolution ... and more peace. It certainly has opened windows and doors to a lot of people and places in this world. I'm amazed how prevalent English is as a second language ... and texting the preferred choice as it spreads world-wide. But like you, I'm saddened by the great demise of our proper forms. But if it opens doors and windows all over the world that help lead to better understanding and peace, it will be easier to adjust, in more ways than one. Again, very astute observation ... quite write! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:33:00

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Cybernought

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sy ber noy

Sentence: Cynthia was a cybernought...she was so connected on so many devices that she really never knew who or what she was speaking to or about...too much of a good thing is obviously very bad for you!

Etymology: Cyber (computer network & cybernaut (someone who surfs the computer networks, like an astor naut or an argonaut) & Nought (nothing;Nil)

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Taskatron

Created by: busterman

Pronunciation: Task/a/tron

Sentence: Louise, not noticing that she has become a taskatron, left her new lottery winnings at the liquor store counter. She was on line, booking her flight to Dubai, listening to Lynne Cheney's novels and texting her wife.

Etymology: Multi-tasking in the twenty first century.

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Chatchatchat

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Like the dance - cha cha cha

Sentence: Loquacia's stint on "Dancing with the Stars" was shortlived. She was fully kitted up with Blackberry, iPhone, walkie talkie, and netbook for every rehearsal. Instead of practising the paso doble and the foxtrot, she kept doing the chatchatchat.

Etymology: cha cha cha - an up tempo dance step + chat (communicate)

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