Verboticism: Innovasion

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Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: pan äp′tek näl′ə jē

Sentence: He always felt as if he had been born a generation too late, listening to the older gentlemen at work talk about their younger years. Running red lights, toilet papering neighborhoods, the list went on and on. You couldn't get away with things like that these days, there are cameras everywhere - panoptechnology recording your every move.

Etymology: panoptic - including in one view everything within sight, a reference to Foucault's panopticon, a prison set up to monitor prisoners at all times, technology - applied science

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mon i tor men ted

Sentence: Give me the good old days, thought James, as he rocked in his Lazy Boy. The Cold War days when spies earned an honest living following people while remaining invisible themselves. The days when the hunt was part of the excitement of your job, relying on your own wits and instincts. Matching wits with other clever humans and assassinating them when needed. Nowadays, it was all electronic, electronic, electronic...satellites that could fly over the planet and take pictures so minute, you could see your street, house and color of the eyes in your face from outer space, in real time. Red light and CCTV cameras that could watch you anywhere out in public. Blackberries, cellphone cameras and any number of devices which got tinier every month, meant to keep you connected to someone, somewhere, everywhere. Yes, he thought, people today were monitormented. Thank God, I am retired from all that, he thought, even though we in the business invented these ideas. "Come along, Mr.Bond, the computer says you need to have your sponge bath, your 18 pills and your bowel movement", said the cheerful, matronly caregiver employed at SMERSH,the Sunset Maximum-Security Espionage Retirement Secret Home.

Etymology: Monitor (to watch, observe;keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance;a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble; display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen)& Tormented (the act of harassing someone; extreme mental distress; a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented)


metrohumanx Excellent, Ms Moneypenney! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 05:02:00

Spytacular! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:24:00

If you think about it, Ian Fleming wrote the series after WW2 and in the fifties. They say he based the character part on himself and part on George Stevenson, the Canadian mastermind known as the Man Called Intrepid. If that was true, James was at his early pique of 30 years old in the early fifties, which would make him at least 89 years old in real life today, assuming he survived all the sanctions against him. All that Sodium Penthathol fended off Alzheimer's! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:02:00

Excellent!! Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:02:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skroōtnanē

Sentence: The Wilsons originally installed their CCTV system as a security measure. They soon found that it was a way to keep tabs on their sometimes-too-active daughter. The system became a virtual scrutinanny. For some strange reason, their darling offspring couldn't wait to get out of the house each morning. Mom couldn't understand why she started referring to herself as an inmate.

Etymology: scrutiny (critical observation or examination) + Nanny (a person, typically a woman, employed to care for a child in its own home)


No chance her becoming a screwtinanny then? love it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-27: 05:16:00

Maybe it's time for the Super Scrutinanny? - readerwriter, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

Ah ... even parents ... are becoming Big Brothers ... and your create is a perfect verbotomy for them! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:12:00


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Created by: SeepyG




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Created by: Mathiu

Pronunciation: tre-ki-fow-bee-ah


Etymology: Track-phobia

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: snow dun dur

Sentence: The government are Snowonder with details of our lives

Etymology: Snowdon, snowed under

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Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: dih-jih-tabs

Sentence: The only way anyone would know about my brass instrument fetish is if they were keeping digitabs on me.

Etymology: to keep tabs on someone + digital

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en troo sjun

Sentence: In an effort to keep their family safe, Henry and Marcia had installed high-tech, state of the art handheld surveillance devices. Although they thought this answered their fears, they did not realize that this entrusion applied to their daughter's love-life and they now knew way more than they wanted to...

Etymology: Engineering (the practical application of science to commerce or industry) & Intrusion (entrance by force or without permission or welcome)

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: IN no VA zheun

Sentence: At my office we have an innovasion problem. There is a camera so that my boss can monitor us to make sure we are working; a software program that sends alerts if we go on any personal kinds of websites; a sensor beeper that goes off if we stand by the coffee maker more than fifteen minutes (our allotted break); and now he has installed a siren that will blare if the bathroom door is not reopened within ten minutes of someone entering the bathroom. Where is the trust?

Etymology: INNOVATION: introduction of new ideas or methods INVASION: to encroach or intrude on; to overrun


admire the subtle no-know in the middle of both etymology words, but especially in your verbotomy. Super word play, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:27:00

super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:22:00

We trade off personal privacy for technological advancement, don't we??? Great word, kate! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:04:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cam-zy-ity

Sentence: When Jim discovered that his every move was being tracked by the latest 'all seeing' surveillance system, he went into a complete state of camxiety and locked himself in the cupboard under his stairs for a week.

Etymology: Blend of Cam(short for camera) and anxiety

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