Verboticism: Facespooked

'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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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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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Harriet found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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Frightfully great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:00:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

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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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Scrutinanny

artr

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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Orwellwellwell

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: orr well well well

Sentence: their orwellian moment became an Orwellwellwellian moment when the caught their neighbours perverted activities on google earth.

Etymology: Orwell, well,well,well,

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Trackberry

artr

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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Orwellwellwellian

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awr well well well eeeeean

Sentence: The GPS phone provided an orwellwellwellian moment or two as he cruised the seedier side of town in search of his soon-to-be-ex-fiance

Etymology: orwellian, well well well!

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So deeply deeply deeply and disturbingly terrorific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:02:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:23:00

GlobalGallery Brilliant! LOL. Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984. - GlobalGallery, 2009-02-27: 22:08:00

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Facespooked

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: fays-spookt

Sentence: Frank, was...well, frankly, freaked. Obviously, he hadn't thought through the consequences of who he accepted as friends on Facebook. And now, his English teacher from 8th grade was correcting his grammar! At 7.35AM that morning, to answer, "What are you doing right now?" Frank had said, "I can't get no satisfaction." By 7.37AM, Miss Primm had commented, "Frank, it is 'I can't get any satisfaction.' Remember our lessons on the double negative?" He was getting Facespooked!

Etymology: Playing on FACEBOOK + SPOOK, to haunt, scare, frighten

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COMMENTS:

-excellent word; LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-02-27: 18:40:00

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Demongrafixed

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-mun-GRAFF-ixed

Sentence: Polly was feeling violated lately. The used car she just bought was quickly accompanied by junk mail from the manufacturer, who got her name from DMV records. Microsoft rebooted her laptop whenever they saw fit, and her MySpace page was liberally sprinkled with ads for Frank Zappa merchandise ever since she included the keywords "wowie zowie" in a posting. Polly's vital stats were piling up somewhere in cyberspace, and she felt DEMONGRAFIXED as the rising tide of targeted junk mail clogged her rural delivery box. Finally she snapped and vowed to "get off the grid". She took her camerafone and laptop, living in her Yugo and seeking "hotspots" where she could compute for free. But "they" had her number, her GPS location, and Polly eventually descended into madness as the offers of "2weeks of free treatment" at Sunnyvale Psychiatric Institute continued to pop up on her screens and in her mind.

Etymology: DEMON+demoGRAPHICS+FIXED=DEMONGRAFIXED>DEMON:an evil spirit,a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin; Middle English demon, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin daemon evil spirit, from Latin, divinity, spirit, from Greek daimōn, probably from daiesthai to distribute.....DEMOGRAPHICS:the statistical characteristics of human populations (as age or income) used especially to identify markets.....FIX(fixed): to kill, harden, and preserve for microscopic study,to make a profitable determination of, to get ready or prepare,to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by IMPROPER or ILLEGAL methods;Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.

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COMMENTS:

It's not easy to incorporate and give an old word 'fix' a new meaning ... but your erudite create ... did it exceedingly successfully! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Kiddo! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 13:33:00

Metro, you have DEMONstrated your skills again! Bravo, Big Brother! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:08:00

Very good verboticism! Clever blend. - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:04:00

metrohumanx A most amusing diversion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA - metrohumanx, 2009-02-28: 10:59:00

LOL I love your sentence :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:07:00

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Eeksposure

artr

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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