Verboticism: Technocomoron

'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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Cellularse

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: sell-yule-ars (as in arson)

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Etymology: Cellular + arse

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Communicaptive

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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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Ejuggle

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈiˌdʒʌgḷ/ /EE-Juhg-l/

Sentence: He was an inveterate faultitasker, and he used e-juggle at three portable electronic devices while carrying on polylogues with four different friends. Unfortunately, he can't do this anymore, so he now uses seven devices and has zero friends. In the end, he figured it's all the same, right?

Etymology: from e(lectronic) + juggle

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COMMENTS:

See http://www.verbotomy.com/verbottle.php?jargonism_id=4064&definition_id=77 for the origin of "faultitask". - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:28:00

Three great high-tech creates! You hit the juggler vein with this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 10:02:00

Jugglers and desultors - must be a circus in town! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:41:00

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Gizmotic

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Giz mot ick

Sentence: Jason tried in vain to untangle his handsfree cord before remembering he had the cordless earpiece in his pocket, swerving to miss a cyclist and cursing as the phone slipped from it's position between his shoulder and his ear. "Hang on!" he yelled at the phone as his beeper went off in his lap and he simultaneously read it and pulled the earpiece awkwardly from his pocket. "Dammit!" he exclaimed as his work mobile went off and he grabbed it automatically, fearing an emergency. He had to swerve again to narrowly miss a motorcycle and dropped the work mobile, scrabbling until he caught it mid-slide on it's way to the floor. "Jason here." he said, but it was Janeen on the other mobile wanting him to pick up bread. His beeper went of again and as he picked it up he heard his secretary's voice from the work mobile laughing. "Jason stop it! Just pick up your work phone and stop being gizmotic!" He complied just as he realised that light had actually been red.

Etymology: Gizmo - smallish technological tools frequently of dubious utility. Chaotic - descriptive of the chaos engendered by trying to answer, read or attend to multiple gizmos simultaneously.

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Twitiot

Created by: Laurenza

Pronunciation: Twi-diot

Sentence: Look at that twitiot driving into the telephone pole!

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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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Constantcommsattentive

Created by: JoFos

Pronunciation: Constant - comms - a- tentive

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someone's attention is constantly taken by communication tools - JoFos, 2008-02-28: 15:08:00

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Https

Created by: squarishtriangle

Pronunciation: aitch-tea-tea-pea-ess

Sentence: She finally came to admitting her addiction and convinced herself to see a therapist about her long suffering from the modern day pandemic HTTPS, online of course.

Etymology: Acronym for Hyper Text, Type and Phone Syndrome

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

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Multispacing

Created by: freestyle

Pronunciation: Noun: multispacer

Sentence: "I can't believe Gary spends every day multispacing with his laptop, cell phone, video game console and web tv setup." -- "Yeah, he generally can't even tell you any specific thing he's done in the last week!" -- "He's such a multispacer!"

Etymology: multitasking - spacing out

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Fits the definition spectacularly! Truly great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 12:52:00

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