Verboticism: Gadgeteer

'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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Communicadder

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: com + you + ni + cadder

Sentence: Marcel's cell phone was the latest gadget in his Communicadder's toolkit. It joined a blackberry, a pager, a bunch of semaphore flags, a morse code tapper, megaphone, transistor radio, portable tv and laptop.

Etymology: communiator + ADD (attention deficit disorder)

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COMMENTS:

Well done. I tried to weave ADD into one of more proposed words - never got to first base. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-02: 20:04:00

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Compuggler

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: com pugg ler

Sentence: It was an overwhelming day when Silvia sat down on the subway platform floor to catch up on her work. Passerbys were so impressed watching her type on her computer, text, and talk on the phone all at the same time that they began tossing money into her computer case. She quit her day job when she realized she could make more money as a subway compuggler. She certainly made more than the mime and the juggler at the other end of the platform.

Etymology: comp from computer+ uggler from juggler

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Hyperelectrivity

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hi - per - eel - eck - triv - itee

Sentence: Jesse is a literal whirlwind of hyperelectrivity. I cannot spend much time with her or I start to feel like I am "short-circuiting". She constantly switches between her Blackberry, I-Pod, Portable DVD player and Laptop, not really effectively watching anything, producing anything or even having a conversation. She is the ADD queen of electronics and should be on meds for EDD....

Etymology: This word is a combination of hyperactivity (Constant and excessive movement and motor activity) and electronic (Relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities).

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COMMENTS:

Splendid word. Great last line. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:10:00

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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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Blackburial

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blak bery all

Sentence: Shauna never went anywhere without her Blackberry, her cellphones and her laptop. We were never sure why she thought she was so important that she had to be in constant contact with everyone she ever met. Face to face discussions with her were rare,and not without her needing to respond to every beep, text or call. She called it multi-tasking, we called it blackburial. Her only connection with other humans was through these electronic gadgets. She would lock herself away for hours on end in her office and click and text people. One day she was asked (on Blackberry) why she kept so many devices going at once. Without a hint of irony, she said it was because she loved dealing with people!

Etymology: blackberry (communication device, which apparently is very addictive) & burial (being covered in something)

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COMMENTS:

Pure class :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-12: 23:42:00

Very interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:17:00

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Gadgeddiction

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gajədikshən

Sentence: Jill’s gadgeddiction worried even her the other morning when she woke and found her iPad, iPod and iPhone having a conversation without her. It didn’t upset her quite so much that it happened but that she was left out.

Etymology: gadget (a small mechanical device or tool) + addiction (physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance)

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Multitaskaboom

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mul - tee - task - kuh - boom

Sentence: Harriet was talking on her cell phone and applying her makeup using the rear view mirror and only realized she had tried to back out of the garage without opening the door when she heard the horrendous crash of the door spintering.

Etymology: multi task + kaboom

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Packs a lot of oomph! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:07:00

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Flippoyant

freiflug

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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Polyjawnic

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pol-ee-jah-nik

Sentence: Sue, being polyjawnic, was last seen multichatting on her keyboard and cell phone when the fire alarm went off.

Etymology: polyphonic, jaw (slang for idle chat)

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COMMENTS:

Two cheers for multichatting and three cheers for polyjawnic. Both are Jaw-awesome! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:36:00

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Multipodophreniac

Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈməl-tˈī-ˈpäd-ə-ˈfre-nē-ˌak

Sentence: Martha is such a multipodophreniac that she's begun driving with her knees so she can operate three electronic devices at one time.

Etymology: Multi, from Latin, multus - meaning much, many; ipod, from Apple, ipodia - meaning overpriced teen impulse purchase; schizophrenia, New Latin, meaning totally freakin' crazy; and maniac, Late Latin, from maniacal - a driver more reckless than I am.

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COMMENTS:

A very humerous etymology, I must say. - stache, 2008-02-28: 11:27:00

Chuckles and kudos for your intriguing creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:38:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2008-02-28: 14:48:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:31:00

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