Verboticism: Ambitextrous

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

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

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Esultory

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: E-suhl-tawr-ee. Most likely, in line with current practice, written: "E-sultory".

Sentence: Bob, e-mok with cybricious e-nergy, skipped from E-bay to text messaging. But, unaware, with an i-pod in his e-ar, and in his own e-vironment, he stepped on the tele’s remote control, breaking it into tiny pieces. Consolatory, Roxie told him, “Don’t worry, with a few drops of e-poxy and e-verthing would be e-kay. But he e-gnored her, continuing on his esultory ways. Finally, e-xasperated with his electronic reverie, Roxie e-rupted, telling him that he needed to conduct his life with greater cybriety.

Etymology: Blend of "E" for electronic,as in E-mail, E-bay;(D)esultory: L. de + saltire(to leap)passing from one thing to another, without order, logical sequence; aimlessly. CYBRIETY:cyber & sobriety.CYBRICIOUS:cyber & capricious.

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Sounds like Bob needs to be E-loose-sedated or E-mancipated from his life of E's! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:25:00

A.A. Milne was way ahead of his time with E-eyore - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-28: 12:39:00

Your e-laborate e-ssay is e-xcellent! E for e-ffort! - Nosila, 2008-02-28: 20:43:00

petaj i love cybriety - petaj, 2008-02-29: 04:46:00

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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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Electronicdistractiondisorder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: e-lec-tron-ic dis-trac-tion dis-or-der

Sentence: Kimberly didn't have time to explain to everyone the particulars of her Electronic Distraction Disorder (EDD) because she was too busy updating her face space tweet sheet.

Etymology: electronic + distraction + disorder. Play on Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Communignorant

Created by: drewsky

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Macaroami

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mac/a/rome/ee

Sentence: Being the proud owner of a MacBook, an ipod and an iphone her brain became so confused that she stuck a feather in her cap and became a Macaroami!!

Etymology: mac + roam + macaroni

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Delightful! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-28: 09:41:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-28: 15:30:00

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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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