Verboticism: Tracknowledgy

'Henry!! It's a code red!'

DEFINITION: n. The uneasy comfort that comes from knowing that your family, your friends, the police, the taxman, and every marketer in the world, are using the newest technology track your every move. v. To lose your privacy due to technology.

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Technotracking

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: tek-noe-track-ing

Sentence: With technotracking, we can make sure your safe, your families safe, and prevent you from using competing devices! What comfort!

Etymology: techno from technology. + tracking.

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Trackberry

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trakberē

Sentence: Rosie is more than happy with her trackberry and it’s ability to tell her how to not get lost. The GPS function can even tell her where to get a tasty eclair. Friends can track her whereabouts and meet up at a moment’s notice. She discovered its drawback the other day when she was about to give in to the urge for sweets and received a veto text from her mom. She now parks her SPiPHONE with a friend at the local health food store before heading to the pastry shop.

Etymology: track (follow the course or trail of someone or something) + Blackberry (brand of wireless phone/e-mail device)

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Scrutinanny

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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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Panoptechnology

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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Monitormented

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Etrusion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/tru/sion

Sentence: With all the technological advances i our world, the e-trusion into our lives gives us no sense of privacy any longer.

Etymology: E-TRUSION - noun - from E(electronic) + INTURSION (the forcing into a place without right, or welcome; encroachment)

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COMMENTS:

Short, to the point, meaning readily apparent. refreshingly different - an E-winner! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:06:00

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Eeksposure

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eek-spoh-zher

Sentence: Joyce loves her devices but she is also afraid of the eeksposure they create. Thankfully her mom cannot even turn on the computer without help.

Etymology: e (electronic) + eek (sound of a squeak of fear) + exposure (disclosure, as of something private or secret)

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Kintrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin tru shun

Sentence: Mary's smart idea of getting an app that spied on her kids was great in theory. However, when you create that kind of a kintrusion, be careful what you wish for, because you might not like what you see, Mary...

Etymology: Kin (family) & Intrusion (invasion of privacy)

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Digitabs

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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Innovasion

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

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COMMENTS:

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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