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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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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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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Cellectivehearing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/ek/tiv/hearing

Sentence: Fortunately for Bill, who was forever misplacing his cell phone, his cellectivehearing was so finely tuned that he could pick out his ring tone in a hay stack.

Etymology: selective hearing + cell

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COMMENTS:

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-10-08: 14:55:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-10-08: 14:59:00

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Tingalinquery

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TING-uh-LING-kweer-ee

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

Etymology: TING -A- lING: the sound of a phone & QUERY: a question; an inquiry.

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 10:08:00

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Crypthesis

Created by: delanybug

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I lost my phone a few days ago, its now in a crypthesis place never to be seen again.

Etymology: crypt-hidden the-place a hidden place, no where to be found.

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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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Hellokia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hehlll oh kee ah

Sentence: His hellokia called to him from someone under the pizza boxes, beer cans and crisp packets

Etymology: nokia hello

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COMMENTS:

hell of a word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-08: 15:29:00

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Amnegon

Created by: YourEnglishPal

Pronunciation: nope

Sentence: Finding this cell phone will be an amnegon...

Etymology: MNE- to remember Agon- Struggle "Struggle to remember"

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Phonlymne

Created by: InuYasha11

Pronunciation:

Sentence: For the third time this week, Melissa had once again made a phonlymne after leaving her cellphone on vibrate.

Etymology: Phon - sound Ly - to loosen Mne - to remember

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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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