Verboticism: Dronicator

'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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Gadgeteer

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: gaj-ih-tear

Sentence: Susan was an excellent gadgeteer - she parried her voice mail, riposted to a text message, and engaged in a brief discussion with her mother before turning off her phone and thrusting it into the ice bucket alongside the champagne. She then smiled at her husband and said, "Darling, where were we?"

Etymology: gadget + musketeer

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One for all ... ! Exceptional! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:17:00

Ooh. I like this word. Reminds me of the Rocketeer. - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:30:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:32:00

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Multitaskhole

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: multi/task/hole

Sentence: It never failed that as soon as Kelly and her husband Aaron got into the car he would pull out his cell phone and start dialing. While he was waiting for it to connect he would spin the dial on his iPod to show off his latest musical finds, never actually letting any of the songs play farther than the chorus. All of this was made more annoying by the fact that while at home the multitaskhole couldn't seem to fold laundry and watch TV at the same time.

Etymology: multi-tasker + a%&hole I believe that is self-explanatory.

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Cute! - ErWenn, 2008-02-28: 09:31:00

Exceptionally good and exceptionally funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:51:00

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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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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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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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Thumbling

apolloedge

Created by: apolloedge

Pronunciation: thum bling

Sentence: Rhonda was so tired from working her gadgets all day that by five o'clock she was thumbling so badly that she broke up with her boss, fired her mother, and ordered Chinese all at the same time.

Etymology: thumb: attached to your hand + bling: as in fumbling and stumbling

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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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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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Cellularse

Created by: nickmarziani

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

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Etymology: Cellular + arse

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Malacaladarm

Created by: rimag

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Gadgiphilic

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