Verboticism: Cryptalg

'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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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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Callmeme

Created by: retoricaljoe

Pronunciation: call me me

Sentence: She´s still callmemeing. she might have left her cellphone in another place.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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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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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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Lostandphoned

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lost and foned

Sentence: Stanley's swinging bachelor pad was always such a mess that he usually misplaced his cell phone. The only way he could ever find it was to call it from the land phone and trace it. He called it the lostandphoned method. Too bad they had not yet invented a similar idea for missing eyeglasses...like if you made a spectacle of yourself, they would come into sight. Maybe if Stanley cleaned his place he wouldn't always lose his stuff!

Etymology: Play on Lost & Found (A repository in a public place, as in a school or theater, where found items are kept for reclaiming by their owners.) & Phoned (called on the telephone)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Good one - karenanne, 2010-03-08: 12:30:00

artr Good word. Just what I would have thought if I thought of it. - artr, 2010-03-08: 15:07:00

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Selfone

artr

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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