Verboticism: Macaroami

'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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Roboblipper

Created by: youngerway

Pronunciation: rəʊbɒblɪpə(r)

Sentence: Beth is definitely a roboblipper. She's always pressing buttons not knowin what tha hell she's doing. She tries to switch channels with her blackberry at least twice a day.

Etymology: robot (person who works without thinking) + blip

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COMMENTS:

Sometimes we all fall to roboblipping ... this will keep me chuckling every time I do it. Funtastic word. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:14:00

clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:19:00

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Incelligent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/cell/i/gent

Sentence: It takes a sophisticated and incelligent person today to command and control a Blackberry which is a able to act as a computer, phone, emailer, texter, gamer, GPSer, car starter, baby listening device, hair brush, electric shaver, nail filer and make-up mirror all in one and all at the same time while you're driving to work and eating breakfast.

Etymology: INCELLIGENT - from CELL + INTELLIGENT

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COMMENTS:

Truly great create for it incorporates the essence of the brain power involved. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-12: 12:17:00

I like it. - Mustang, 2008-12-13: 01:33:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:18:00

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Techstracter

Created by: orcasellen

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was too techstracted to get any work done.

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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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Flippoyant

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Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /ˈflɪ.po-ənt/

Sentence: "My students exhibit a great deal of flippoyance during my lectures." "If Yuki wasn't so flippoyant, I would enjoy spending time with her a lot more."

Etymology: flippant: lacking respect or seriousness, showing levity; pert flamboyant: showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.

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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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Ambitextrous

Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: am-bi-tex-trous

Sentence: Although her ambitextrous abilities afforded her more time for her make up, she regretted telling her father about the underwear she had bought for his valentine's day treat.

Etymology: ambidextrous, text (message)

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Phonectic

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Phone hectic

Sentence: Jan was so enamoured of electronic communication she had mastered the art of talking on one phone, txting on another whilst reading her email and driving a car. Unfortunately this had rendered both her quality of speech and attention span rather short. She had become phonectic

Etymology: Phone: voice communication tool. Hectic: too fast, too soon. Phonetic: say it like it is

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COMMENTS:

AAAAh, the age of computers...no one can spell, without spellcheck; no one can formulate a sentence without grammarcheck and no one can add or substract without built in calculator...pretty soon all our cerebral functions will be replaced by machinery...HG Wells was waaaaay ahead of his time! - Nosila, 2008-12-13: 00:08:00

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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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Taskatron

Created by: busterman

Pronunciation: Task/a/tron

Sentence: Louise, not noticing that she has become a taskatron, left her new lottery winnings at the liquor store counter. She was on line, booking her flight to Dubai, listening to Lynne Cheney's novels and texting her wife.

Etymology: Multi-tasking in the twenty first century.

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