Verboticism: Cellularse

'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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Taberdatloyopupu

Created by: timlumber1

Pronunciation: tay-ber-dat-loy-o-poo-poo

Sentence: Her brain was thinking three different ways at once like a ancient taberdatloyopupu,in a underground cavern

Etymology: There is no etymology, the word is a complicated metamorphal!

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STEP RIGHT UP LADIES AND GENTELMAN AND VOTE FOR ME! - timlumber1, 2008-12-14: 00:47:00

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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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Supercellatextemailacallmenowadocious

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: Sing it!

Sentence: ...even though the sound of it is really quite atrocious...Congolia couldn't break herself of the supercellatextemailacallmenowadocious habit of checking her iPhone every two minutes.

Etymology: Loosely based on "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins.

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libertybelle fun to sing!! - libertybelle, 2008-12-15: 12:21:00

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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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Compuggler

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: com pugg ler

Sentence: It was an overwhelming day when Silvia sat down on the subway platform floor to catch up on her work. Passerbys were so impressed watching her type on her computer, text, and talk on the phone all at the same time that they began tossing money into her computer case. She quit her day job when she realized she could make more money as a subway compuggler. She certainly made more than the mime and the juggler at the other end of the platform.

Etymology: comp from computer+ uggler from juggler

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