Verboticism: Wringtone

'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Rinmisone

Created by: cormacaroni

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Marcalporing

Created by: scola

Pronunciation: mar-CALL-poh-ring

Sentence: Having left his phone in a pants pocket, the muffled marcalporing sounded from the bottom of Steve's laundry pile.

Etymology: "call" and "ring" meet "Marco Polo", the classic call and response kids game.

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Cellabait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sell a bate

Sentence: Hope was running out. Hope had to get to work at the Drag Club soon. But Hope could not find his cellphone. After much searching through the piles of clothes and costumes scattered around Hope's house, Hope dialed the cellphone number on the house phone and Hallelujah, the cellabait cellabrations could begin when the weak but distinctive musical sound of Hope's cellphone belting out "I'm just a girl who cayn't say no" rang out joyously amid the heaps of lace and satin!

Etymology: cell (cellular telephone) & abate (to reduce in intensity)& bait (to lure) & celibate (abstaining from sex by taking a vow)

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Cryptophonagogue

Created by: 718114

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Sentence: We cryptophonagogued my phone and followed the hidden sound to it.

Etymology: Crypt: hidden, secret Phon: sound Agogue: to lead

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Beacontone

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: bee-kon-tone

Sentence: Doug had specially programmed his cellphone to ring with a custom high-pitched tone when dialed from his landline. He called it a "beacontone" and was quite proud of it. The problem was that it was so high-pitched he couldn't hear it. He kept forgetting to reprogram it so whenever he lost the phone he would have to call the kid from next door to listen for it.

Etymology: beacon, tone

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Cryptphon

Created by: JoshB

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy was cryptphoning all night looking for his lost phone.

Etymology: Crypt means hidden, and phon means phone.

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Celelone

Created by: Eyeshah

Pronunciation: /CELL-uh-lone/

Sentence: "Where's my bloody cell!" clamored a flummoxed and fuming Ringo. "I've celeloned it several times now to no avail."

Etymology: cell+alone. Sounds like telephone.

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COMMENTS:

fun verb :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-11: 00:37:00

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Blackdingleberry

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Black-DING-gull-bare-ree

Sentence: Ricky had to blackdingleberry his smartphone for 15 minutes before he finally found it in his pants pocket, in the laundry bin, in the basement, just before Hildegarde dropped it into the washing machine.

Etymology: Black: as in 'black hole' + Blackberry: a popular cell phone organizer gizmo + Ding: a vague and unspecific ringtone + Dingleberry: what you feel like when you can't find your cell phone.

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Phonamne

Created by: 719985

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Sentence: I lost Katy Perry's phone and couldn't find it, so I called it and heard the phonamne!

Etymology: phon - sound, a, mne - to remember

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Eurekaring

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: yur-reek-a-ring

Sentence: Sam had searched everywhere he could think of for his cellphone without success. There was only one thing left to do, the age old method of eurekaring. He picked up the receiver on his home phone and dialled the number, then strained to listen out for familiar tone of 'wake me up before you go go'(don't ask) and sure enough, albeit very muffled he could hear it coming from down the back of the sofa.

Etymology: Eureka(cry of joy when one finds or discovers something) ORIGIN Greek heureka ' I have found it' said to have been uttered by Archimedes around 2oobc + Ring (to use a phone) = Eurekaring

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COMMENTS:

terrific word! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:11:00

Nice ring about it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:02:00

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