Verboticism: Cellocator

'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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Hideandgobeep

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hahyd-n-goh-beep

Sentence: Jerry is one of the few people under 30 who still has a land-line phone. He never calls anybody on it. None of his friends even know the number. He only uses it when he plays hideandgobeep to locate the cell phone he misplaces at least three times a day.

Etymology: hide-and-go-seek (one of a variety of children's games in which, according to specified rules, one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them) + beep (a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn or electronic device)

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Chronagon

Created by: Freepiehere

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Finding this phone is going to be a great Chronagon; especially since it's on silent.

Etymology: Chron-Time Agon- Struggle

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Bringtone

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My bringtone is The Real Slim Shady so that anyone who hears it will bring my phone to me.

Etymology: bring + tone

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COMMENTS:

good word! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 11:26:00

thanks, jabberwocky. Loved yours yesterday, especially since I still have my ancient Atari :) - yellowbird, 2007-11-09: 15:58:00

First off the bat, an excellent word yellowbird - you have my vote! - Kevcom, 2007-11-11: 14:09:00

Spot on: great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:30:00

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Anticicall

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: an-ti-si-cal

Sentence: In order to hear the ring tone, Joe had to anticicall quite hard because some guy yesterday had changed his ringtone to a faint humming noise.

Etymology: anticipate, call

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Ecallocation

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: E-kȯl-lō-ˈkā-shən

Sentence: Erin stumbled around her room, trying to find her cell phone via Ecallocation.

Etymology: From the words: Call: to get or try to get in communication with by telephone. and Echolocation: a physiological process for locating distant or invisible objects (as prey) by sound waves reflected back to the emitter (as a bat) from the objects

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COMMENTS:

EXCELLENT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-11: 16:28:00

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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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Buzzterbation

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: buz-ter-bay-shon

Sentence: Even though she knew it was a sin to spill her cell on the couch, Kimberly often fell asleep playing snake on her Nokia 5110 while watching Animal Planet. She often woke up and would buzzterbate frantically, searching through layer and layer of snuggie and slanket for the precious piece of pulsating plastic that once saved her life.

Etymology: buzz (to call) + -terbation (well, I'm a little embarrassed to say)

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Diallocate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dahyl-LOH-keyt

Sentence: A teasing telenigma taunted Bob with the usual "notingaling" when he tried to diallocate and phonepoint his cellphone.

Etymology: 1. Dial & locate. 2. Notingaling (Pr. no-ting-a-ling): The sound of a lost (cell) phone. 3. Phonepoint: Based on phone & pinpoint.

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COMMENTS:

I love notingaling - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-09: 09:38:00

Wow, four great words! ...Gets my vote. - Tigger, 2007-11-09: 19:21:00

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Need-dial

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: need-diyul

Sentence: i find it helpful to put need-dial on speed-dial

Etymology: need, speed dial

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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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