Verboticism: Telecryptone

'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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Cellapper

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: sel-LAP-per

Sentence: Whenever my cell phone is misplaced, I cellapper it, and voila! there it is, aglow in the black hole of my purse, or singing within the sofa cushions.

Etymology: cell: short for cell phone. The Clapper: a sound activated invention that switches on and off lamps.

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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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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Cellicit

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cell/lis/it

Sentence: When Joe misplaces his phone, he cellicits it by relying on the cellhearular method of calling his own number and listening carefully for his personal and unique ring tone.

Etymology: CELLICIT - verb - from - CELL PHONE + ELICIT (to bring, draw out, or call forth)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:10:00

Cellicit is also when telemarketers for phone companies call you at home, during dinner, every night! - Nosila, 2008-10-08: 20:33:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-10-09: 05:17:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-09: 17:03:00

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Selfone

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sel fōn

Sentence: Mary was not very good at keeping track of her stuff. She once lost a sock while she was wearing it but her cellphone was the worst. She would selfone her cellphone whenever she misplaced it. Just last month she used up about nearly half of her minutes calling the bottom of her purse.

Etymology: self (a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others) + phone (short for telephone)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:12:00

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Acryptomne

Created by: EvelynS

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After suffering from various cases of acryptomne, I've learned to never keep my ringtone on silent.

Etymology: (a- without + crypt- hidden + mne- remember, memory)

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Rinloctize

Created by: worthingway

Pronunciation: rin-lock-tize

Sentence: i can't find my phone, will you rinloccitize it for me?

Etymology: ring+lost+tize

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COMMENTS:

I like the pronounciation and the way it sounds. - worthingway, 2007-11-10: 18:59:00

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Cryptophonagogue

Created by: 718114

Pronunciation:

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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Clutterring

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klətərring

Sentence: Charley is quite poor at keeping track of things. He never sets things down in the same place twice. Things end up in the strangest places. He is still trying to figure out how one of his socks ended up in a mayonnaise jar in the fridge, but that*s a different story. His current challenge is to not loose his company-issued Blackberry. He has tried several unique techniques. First there was the gecko location which involved rubber-banding the phone to his pet lizard. FAIL! Mr. Green Britches just shed a tail and went off to sell insurance. Then he tried the string theory. He tied a string around his finger and one around the phone with the thought that like things attract. FAIL! He attached a cookie with a thought that somehow his computer would help him. FAIL! Following the ants only worked for a short time. Finally he has a method that works, clutterring. He bought a tiny, cheap cell that he keeps on a cord around his neck and calls the Blackberry when he needs it. If it is dark, the light on the phone acts like one of those **as seen on TV** specials, the Clapper.(clapperring)

Etymology: clutter (a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass) + ring (of a telephone; produce a series of resonant or vibrating sounds to signal an incoming call)

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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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