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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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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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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Supercellatextemailacallmenowadocious

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: Sing it!

Sentence: ...even though the sound of it is really quite atrocious...Congolia couldn't break herself of the supercellatextemailacallmenowadocious habit of checking her iPhone every two minutes.

Etymology: Loosely based on "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins.

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libertybelle fun to sing!! - libertybelle, 2008-12-15: 12:21:00

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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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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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Obliveeoh

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Oh Bliv-E-Oh

Sentence: Cellsie Techoholic was so obliveeoh to the obstacles in front of her!

Etymology: Oblivious ~ Play on word and Oh! ~ To not be aware of or concerned about what is happening around or in front of yourself.

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Polycrastinator

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /po-li-kras-tə-nāt-or/

Sentence: Unlike their kinfolk - PROcrastinators (i.e. those who do nothing all day), POLYcrastinators can do many nothings all at once, which makes them look extremely busy and productive.

Etymology: POLY – (fr. Greek) many; CRASTINUS – (fr. Lat) tomorrow, next day, future

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Pettechispan

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Pet-tech-e-span

Sentence: Cyndi was in a pickle. Her kids called her cell phone so she could pick them up from school; her mom called about visiting later that evening; her husband texted her saying he'd be home late; and her boss e-mailed her about the business trip next week. Overwhelmed by all of the ringing and beeps from her phones, Cyndi forgot to pick up her kids. When she showed up to pick up her kids two hours late, she apologized to her kids and blamed her tardiness due to her pettechispan.

Etymology: Mixture of "Pet" from Petty: Having secondary rank or importance; "Tech" from Technology - relating to different electronic media; and "Span" - relating to having a small attention span.

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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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Miscelloony

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MIS-uh-loo-nee/

Sentence: Sporting two regular cell phones, a Blackberry, a PDA and an iPhone, Tammy carried more miscellaneous gizmos than Inspector Gadget, but when they all started beeping and ringing at once, while she was driving, trying to program her GPS navigator and tune her satellite radio at the same time, she turned into a complete miscelloony, ran over two curbs, and nearly had a nervous breakdown.

Etymology: Miscellany - a miscellaneous collection of items (from Latin, miscellānea) [also, mis- prefix meaning "incorrectly" & cell as in "cell phone"] + Loony - foolish or crazy (slang for lunatic; insanity influenced by the lunar cycle; from Latin, luna "moon")

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Another good word. - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:30:00

Perhaps we need to give her a padded cell! Marvelous! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:40:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:33:00

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