Verboticism: Lostone

'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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Buzzterbation

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: buz-ter-bay-shon

Sentence: Even though she knew it was a sin to spill her cell on the couch, Kimberly often fell asleep playing snake on her Nokia 5110 while watching Animal Planet. She often woke up and would buzzterbate frantically, searching through layer and layer of snuggie and slanket for the precious piece of pulsating plastic that once saved her life.

Etymology: buzz (to call) + -terbation (well, I'm a little embarrassed to say)

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Diallocate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dahyl-LOH-keyt

Sentence: A teasing telenigma taunted Bob with the usual "notingaling" when he tried to diallocate and phonepoint his cellphone.

Etymology: 1. Dial & locate. 2. Notingaling (Pr. no-ting-a-ling): The sound of a lost (cell) phone. 3. Phonepoint: Based on phone & pinpoint.

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COMMENTS:

I love notingaling - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 09:38:00

Wow, four great words! ...Gets my vote. - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 19:21:00

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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Hellokia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hehlll oh kee ah

Sentence: His hellokia called to him from someone under the pizza boxes, beer cans and crisp packets

Etymology: nokia hello

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COMMENTS:

hell of a word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 15:29:00

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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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Findbyringin

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say 'find' then ' by ' and finally , Ring and in "

Sentence: To track cellphones down , I like to findbyringin

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Rinloctize

Created by: worthingway

Pronunciation: rin-lock-tize

Sentence: i can't find my phone, will you rinloccitize it for me?

Etymology: ring+lost+tize

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COMMENTS:

I like the pronounciation and the way it sounds. - worthingway, 2007-11-10: 18:59:00

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Alzherphoning

Created by: Floatzilla

Pronunciation: Like an American would say it

Sentence: "Whoever you are, go in the other room and listen while I'm altzerphoning."

Etymology: Tastless humorous reference to symptoms associated with Alzheimer's

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Cellalert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sell-uh-lert

Sentence: Unable to find his cell phone amidst the clutter Elwood sent himself a cellalert from his landline.

Etymology: cell (cell phone) + alert

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