Verboticism: Cellabait

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Hyperphonism

Created by: ysledd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His hyperphonism was beginning to give me a headache.

Etymology: Hyper-, excessive phon-, sound, voice ism-, belief in

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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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Cellapper

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: sel-LAP-per

Sentence: Whenever my cell phone is misplaced, I cellapper it, and voila! there it is, aglow in the black hole of my purse, or singing within the sofa cushions.

Etymology: cell: short for cell phone. The Clapper: a sound activated invention that switches on and off lamps.

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Calltrawl

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kawl trawl

Sentence: When Fred's room got so messy that he'd lose his cellphone, he made a calltrawl from his landline to find it.

Etymology: Call (a telephone connection) & Trawl (to fish for something;search)

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Cryptmne

Created by: nicolebolavage

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He wasn't able to cryptmne, because he had his phone on silent.

Etymology: crypt- hidden, secret mne- to remember

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Blackdingleberry

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Black-DING-gull-bare-ree

Sentence: Ricky had to blackdingleberry his smartphone for 15 minutes before he finally found it in his pants pocket, in the laundry bin, in the basement, just before Hildegarde dropped it into the washing machine.

Etymology: Black: as in 'black hole' + Blackberry: a popular cell phone organizer gizmo + Ding: a vague and unspecific ringtone + Dingleberry: what you feel like when you can't find your cell phone.

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Brrringtone

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: brrr/ing/tone

Sentence: A brrringtone is a feature for people who are prone to misplacing their phones.

Etymology: brrring (sound of phone ringing) + ring tone + bring

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COMMENTS:

Excellent...brrrring it on! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:34:00

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Selfone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sel fōn

Sentence: Mary was not very good at keeping track of her stuff. She once lost a sock while she was wearing it but her cellphone was the worst. She would selfone her cellphone whenever she misplaced it. Just last month she used up about nearly half of her minutes calling the bottom of her purse.

Etymology: self (a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others) + phone (short for telephone)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:12:00

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Faultercall

Created by: haptotrope

Pronunciation: Fawl-ter-call

Sentence: Peering into the breeze of the abyss of things, and piles, and dirty underwear, Bill knew that the cellphone was there... so close, but a faultercall away.

Etymology: Faulter - being at fault, also evokes earthquake "fault" - and Call; phone call.

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Phonar

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnär

Sentence: Rudy can usually find his celly by re-tracing his movements. When that fails he resorts to using phonar, calling his cell with his land line assuming he hasn’t misplaced the that handset.

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio) + sonar (the method of echolocation used in air or water by animals such as whales and bats)

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