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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Gismaddiction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GIZ-auh-dik-shun

Sentence: Being smitten with a very passionate gizmadiction, Warren could not pass up any opportunity to fiddle with technological toys or devices and often made a complete fool of himself as he did not have a thorough understanding of some of the systems and applications he often used.

Etymology: Blend of 'gizmo' (A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget) and 'addiction' (Compulsive physiological and psychological need)

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Syndrotechnophilin

Created by: someperson101

Pronunciation: sɪndrotɛknofɪlən

Sentence: The syndrotechnophilin usually doesn't get out of bed, but it served by his/her phone (by ordering pizza) and will lay by the door and wait for pizza.

Etymology: syndrome + technophile

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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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Iflip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īflip

Sentence: Chalk up another one to late-night marketing. Chuck fell for the come-on for the latest brain-boosting gadget, the iFlip. It promised to expedite the decision-making process. What it turned out to be was an electronic coin flipper, one simple button that activates a randomly-generated CGI coin image and a e-voice that calls out heads or tails. As silly as it sounds Chuck’s life has improved. Net result? A better-looking, smarter girlfriend and a higher-paying job. If only he could decide whether or not to buy the newest model.

Etymology: i (as in iPhone, iPad, iPod) + flip (turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden sharp movement)

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Dumbphoned

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dum foned

Sentence: After leaving his phone at the bar last night Doug couldn't even call his own mother. He was completely dumbphoned,

Etymology: dumbfounded + phone

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Ipaddicted

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eye pad dik ted

Sentence: Although not as tech-savvy as most, George had gotten an iPad for his birthday and was totally hooked on it. He had become ipaddicted to the little machine. It absorbed his every waking hour and his only interraction with others humans was over machinery. He had neither the time or the energy to pursue real-live girls. For George's benefit, one hopes they make a new version soon that can allow George to marry and have kids online. We doubt George's mother would approve...she of the black & white tv; Beta tapes and rotary phone...

Etymology: iPad (A tablet computer made by Apple Inc...) & Addicted (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming)

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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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Cellurabot

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cell-u-rab-bot

Sentence: Mary was so fanatical about her blackberry that her friends were becoming concerned that it was controlling her. They couldn't understand how a grown woman could be so gaga for a gadget. Undoubtedly, she was becoming a cellurabot, unable to think or speak without gazing at the screen. One day a coworker saw her texting furiously. "What are you doing?" she asked. "I'm texting you a question," Mary replied. Her friend grabbed the phone away from her and shouted, "Cellurabot, texts are for kids."

Etymology: (from an old cereal commercial that featured a cartoon rabbit: "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids") cellular: cell phone/cell network + rabid: fanatical, extreme + bot: (short for robot) an infected computer that becomes a zombie under the control of a master computer

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COMMENTS:

Cute sentence and so true sadly of many people! - Nosila, 2009-04-30: 19:00:00

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Gadgamnesia

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: gaj' -am nee' zha

Sentence: Between her twitter, facebook, and verbotomy, identities, her gadgamnesia had set in once again and couldn't remember her own name

Etymology: N.E. (u.w.s)

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COMMENTS:

hyperborean I love the word. That's how you guys talk on the Upper West Side? - hyperborean, 2009-05-01: 20:46:00

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Cellshocked

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: sell-shockt

Sentence: Katie was a terminal cellshocker. Sadly, her boyfriend had resorted to texting her immediately after sex to confirm her satisfaction.

Etymology: Cell - phone network. Shocked - acute physical or mental disturbance/state of confusion.

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