Verboticism: Crypthphon

'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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Vibring

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (vi-bring)

Sentence: To find his phone he had to use the house phone to vibring, so he knew where it was.

Etymology: Vi: vibrate Bring: as to ring.

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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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Cowcell

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: cow-sel

Sentence: Not only do I keep losing my phone, but also keep forgetting where I am, so my wife tied a cellphone around my neck and told me to call it whenever I get lost. It works! 'Cause now I know where I am -- right here.

Etymology: Cowbell transformed by a cellular phone

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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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Cellocator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SEL-oh-cayt-ehr

Sentence: Brad was forever misplacing his cell phone or having it hidden under a pile of clothing or other items and he had become fairly adept with his cellocator method which consisted of calling his cell from another phone, hoping to hear it ringing.

Etymology: Blend of 'cell' (cell phone) and 'locator' (a device for finding something)

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Phonamne

Created by: 719985

Pronunciation:

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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Cryptmne

Created by: nicolebolavage

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He wasn't able to cryptmne, because he had his phone on silent.

Etymology: crypt- hidden, secret mne- to remember

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Selfphone

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: self-fone

Sentence: When rummaging through the dirty laundry, garbage, and refrigerator didn't work, Bob tried to selfphone his number in the hope that he could hear his lost phone.

Etymology: cel phone, self

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COMMENTS:

I dig it. - dubld, 2007-11-09: 09:40:00

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Exocryptomne

Created by: ntaylor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After experiencing exocryptomne, now I will always keep my phone on ringer, not silent.

Etymology: (exo- outside + crypt- hidden + mne- memory)

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Cryptomim

Created by: arandomperson97

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His phone was missing so he called it hoping to hear the ringtone.

Etymology: crypt-hidden o-song mim-to imitate

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