Verboticism: Gadjitters

'What was your name again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be so dependent on computers and other gadgets, that you cannot communicate or even think without them. n. A person who cannot communicate, or even think, without using an electronic device.

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Ependent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēpendənt

Sentence: Some people write themselves notes to remember important things. John will text or e-mail himself to keep his life in order. He is absolutely ependent. Between his laptop and iPhone everything he does is scheduled, planned or stored electronically. His answer to almost any task or question presented is "I have an app for that". He almost had a crisis last Friday when he forgot to schedule bathroom breaks. Luckily he still has a residual biological override.

Etymology: e (denoting anything in an electronic state, esp. the use of electronic data transfer in cyberspace) + dependent (unable to do without)

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Appleratus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/pul/ra/tus

Sentence: "Let's see"..."I have my iPod, my iPhone and my Macbook. That's all my appleratus so now I'm all macked, oh sorry I meant packed."

Etymology: apple + apparatus

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Technobsess

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: teck-no-ob-sess

Sentence: Of course all the slow walking people ahead were slowing her pace down. There should be a law she thought, all those technobsessed people texting while walking should get a ticket, especially the ones stopped dead in their tracks. Those who particularly can't spell and walk at the same time. These are the same people who cannot chew gum and walk at the same time.

Etymology: techno (short for technology as in current electronic gadgets) + obsess (to dominate, besiege, control)

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Gadjitters

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gadd-jiht-terz

Sentence: Whenever Das couldn't find her iphone she got the gadjitters so bad the ringtones in her head wouldn't stop until she'd had a triple shot in her chocolate mint mocha.

Etymology: GADJET + JITTERS

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COMMENTS:

sounds yummy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:58:00

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Devicecontrived

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: De-vice-con-trive-d

Sentence: Mary was into technology that Mary had forgotten how "devicecontrived" she was until,she had to pull up her name on her I-Phone to tell Gus!

Etymology: Device: An invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks. Contrived: forced, planned, laboured, strained, artificial, elaborate, unnatural, overdone

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Techpendence

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: tek pen dun ce

Sentence: Richard and Amy were in such a horrible state of techpendence, neither could remember how to breath without having some device remind them to, show them how to, or do it for them.

Etymology: Technology (computers, gadgetry) + dependence (reliance upon something)

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COMMENTS:

I know those two! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 18:58:00

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Cyberspaced

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: sy-bur-spaysd

Sentence: She was google-eyed and about to crash. She was so cyberspaced that she couldn't remember her own name without checking her iphone's contact list. She needed a nap to reboot.

Etymology: CYBERSPACE (the electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place) + SPACED (to become stupified or disoriented from or as if from a drug.)

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COMMENTS:

another great word and the sentence always woes me over - DrWebster111, 2009-05-01: 18:52:00

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Idetentee

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Eye Dee Ten Tee

Sentence: Paula thought it rather cute (if a little Jobsian) of her friends to refer her as an iDetentee. Being a touch dyslexic, she would often joke back that she was *not* having an iDetentee crisis. Unfortunately this meant she never realised that her friends were really calling her an ID10T.

Etymology: i (eye?): An Apple (i)nspired (i)nternet fad to begin the name of anything to do with technology with an (i). Detent: to arrest, detain. Detentee (neol): One who is detained. Idiot: One who crashes car whilst txt'ing on a cell/mobile/pda, for example.

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COMMENTS:

A multilayered verbotomy of true sophistication. Kudos!! - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 01:04:00

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Ebrainsupport

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: e brain sup port

Sentence: After the heavy use of electronic devices, multimedia cell phones, greyberries and computers, dependency occurs: the human brain ceases to function independently, and requires ebrainsupport systems to think. While on ebrainsupport, an individual can produce thought, make basic decisions, access memory stored on the system. Consider Ella here: her ebrainsupport remembers her name for her and can do many things for her. Unfortunately, those who reach brain death and require ebrainsupport lose a sense of who they really are - personality becomes redundant.

Etymology: From LIFE SUPPORT and electronic = electronic brain support system.

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COMMENTS:

bye ;/ - splendiction, 2009-04-30: 23:10:00

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Ethetic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-thet-ik

Sentence: When it comes to personal communications Wendall is ethetic. If he can't email, text, IM or tweet he can't communicate. Most of his "friends" don't even know what his voice sounds like.

Etymology: e (electronic) + pathetic (causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable)

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